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Old 07-05-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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Plastic Trim Screws

After doing a search I have come up with nothing. Does anyone know a way to reinforce the plastic screws that hold the trim and bumpers in place? I can't keep mine tight and it constantly sounds like there is a body rolling around in my hatch when I go over any sort of bumps.


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Have you tried replacing them with new ones?
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:45 AM   #3
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I was going to order some new fastners in a couple days but I wanted to check if there was a more rigid solution. Ill just order some new talent and see how it goes. Thanks!
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Good luck I hope it works. I know sometimes when I remove those types of screws they don't seem as tight as they were when put back in, and then sometimes they go in fine. I have a lil' bag of them in my glove box from back in the day when I did the same thing.
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Lowes sells automotive fasteners in the hardware department. and quite a variety too. I have replaced many of my broken plastic pieces with ones from there and most of the time its a perfect fit. I would check that out instead of waiting for shipping.
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Plastic Trim Screws

Rather than "screwing" around with those stupid oem Ford black plastic trim screws, you can go to any NAPA/O'Reilly/CareQuest, etc. and look through their assortment of replacement trim screws. I like the black plastic ones that have a round flat top and a series of barbs or discs down the shaft. You just push them into the trim hole, but they are basically one time use only because pulling them back out usually ruins the barbs/discs. Richard Bridgette, Huntersville, NC.
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I was gonna see if anyone went ahead and just used Christmas trees in place of the rivet screws. I honestly would rather go that route anyway with how often I plan on removing trim panels.
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