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boom screw issue #17953
08/06/18 03:22 PM
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Has anyone else had an issue with the three boom screws holding the extrusion to the J-neck coming lose? I've been told that "everything" has been tried and I just need to check tightness periodically. I believe there must be a solution someone has come up with. Currently, my fasteners are stainless, phillips head screws.

Any thoughts?

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Re: boom screw issue [Re: nathankt79] #17955
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Try loctite threadlock.

Re: boom screw issue [Re: nathankt79] #17956
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Drill, tap, bolt with locktite

Re: boom screw issue [Re: nathankt79] #17957
08/06/18 07:47 PM
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Overdrill fitting and screw in stainless helicolis (threaded inserts).

Re: boom screw issue [Re: nathankt79] #17959
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Or... two (one on each side) can be thru bolted and held with a nylock nut

Re: boom screw issue [Re: Russ Atkinson] #17962
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No kidding? I haven't looked that close at the extrusion to see about access on the back side. Thanks!


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