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knewknew
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:24 am    Post subject: Making The Special Screw For Late Bumper Rubber Trim Reply with quote

I was working on my bumpers and needed to cut off a screw in order to remove the rubber trim. The nut had seized and the entire screw would rotate when trying to remove it.
I discovered that the screw is a very odd creature. These appear to be no longer available and I could not find a used one, so I went with making my own. Perhaps they have a name and can be found for .10 cents a hardware store, but I didn't know the industry name for them.


I am hoping this will help someone who may be facing the same problem...



Good original screw is on the left, notice the strange head? I purchased a metric replacement with a normal flat philips head with matching countersink angle:
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Grind down the edges with a file or bench grinder. Apply some filler if you want to go the extra step:
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Voila!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Making The Special Screw For Late Bumper Rubber Trim Reply with quote

Great. Looks helpful. If it was seized then maybe a good idea to use some anti seize on it. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Making The Special Screw For Late Bumper Rubber Trim Reply with quote

AutoMechanic wrote:
Great. Looks helpful. If it was seized then maybe a good idea to use some anti seize on it. Smile


true! I ended up using a stainless nut, perhaps that can help.
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