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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:40 pm    Post subject: Curtain track screws Reply with quote

Anyone know where I can get those tiny screws for the curtain track in my westy?

I didn't realize it until a few days ago that the curtain track by the sliding door is missing a bunch of screws from the front section. This causes it to come out of its groove sometimes, especially if the windows are down and the wind catches the curtains.

I've looked at Home Depot and Lowes, but none of the screws there have heads that are small enough to fit through the opening.
Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"ACE is the place......."

Find a real hardware store. They'll have those tiny screws.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try these guys:

http://www.microfasteners.com/catalog/products/TWS.cfm
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I'll look into those.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another option might be Radio Shack Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: curtain track screws Reply with quote

any luck finding them? I'm looking too, but haven't been able to locate the right screws.

Thanks,

John
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never found a screw that was quite the right size. I was going to try some on the site that dogpilot recommended, but I was going out of town and was looking for a quicker fix.

For the moment, I found some screws that were almost the right size(a little too small, width wise) and used wood filler to fill the holes so that they would stay in.
It's not perfect, but at least it's good for now.

Good luck with your search and post if you find something that's better.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ACE hardware. I have an even better place pretty close by, but ACE does pretty well for nuts/bolts/screws and it's just around the corner. Walked in with one of those screws, walked out with about 10 to fill in all the lost screws.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? I went to ACE and couldn't find an exact one. Maybe the one around there just sucked. I'll have to look around here in Nashville for an ACE and hope that I have better luck.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing new, just linking to a related post: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3276048#3276048
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link. I would have never thought of that!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I dealt with this issue I found that the new screws had nothing to bite into as the holes in the wood were too big. To cure this without making new holes in the metal track I filled the holes with pieces of toothpicks and glue then redrilled them. As for the screws you already have several good suggestions to which I will add two more though probably more expensive choices, try Busdepot or GoWesty. I know at least one of them offers the screws. Maybe not the most cost effective but if you have other parts to order the convience may make up for it.
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