Should I just get new screws?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Rockbobmel, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. I got my Fender body (stripped out) and a new Gotoh bridge. I put the bridge on and only one screw held. Are these screws a different/smaller size than the body holes? They seem pretty skinny. I am thinking about getting fatter screws, even if I have to drill the bridge holes a little. Wouldn't this be better than filling or repairing the holes?

    Thanks, Bob
  2. treebranch13

    treebranch13 Guest

    Oct 31, 2007
    You can do either. No real advantage/ disadvantage. if you want a quick, good fix, just stuff the holes with toothpicks until no more fit and then screw the screw into the tooth picks.
  3. +1 worked with my straplocks
  4. Yeah, I've been reading that here and the consensus is that's OK for pups and pg screws but not the bridge screws.
  5. dman_113

    dman_113 Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

    Nov 4, 2007
    You can fill the holes with good quality epoxy and then screw the bridge back on, works well, some will say to make wood plugs and glue those in but you'll be screwing into the end grain of the wood and the plugs could split and you'll have to drill them out.
  6. This is for fixing ski bindings.......
    > After skiing, I discovered a loose binding screw. I removed the screw,
    > cleaned the hole, added a drop of wood glue and then tightened the screw
    > as I've done for the same repair on other skis. Unfortunately, the
    > screw hole stripped out!

    > How to I repair a stripped binding screw hole on a wood core tele ski?
    > I would prefer not to disturb the good screws. I weigh 120 pounds and
    > do most of my own ski repairs, tuning, waxing, etc. Thank you in
    > advance.

    Recently, I got advice from Fischer on repairing delaminations that probably
    would work for you.

    Sand a piece of wood to get a pile of wood dust. I would use a low pitch
    wood like douglas fir, poplar or birch. Get a slow cure epoxy. mix enough
    wood powder to make a thick paste. Fill the hole but don't force more epoxy
    in than fills the hole. Let it cure for several days at room temperature,
    the longer the better. Redrill the hole using the right size drill for the
    screw. Coat the screw with fresh epoxy and screw in just tight enough. Let
    it cure for a couple more days.
  7. Went to local hardware store. Found some #6 1.25" stanless steel bevel/round screws. The bridge had to be slightly filed with a round jewelers file, but it's done! No glue, filler, epoxy, plugs..........