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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Strap Hole Stripped

Well as the title says. My strap hole in my Jem is stripped completely.

Any suggestions on how to fix it?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 06:33 PM
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Re: Strap Hole Stripped

Get a dowel, super glue, wood filler, and a little white paint.

Shave the dowel down with a knife until it fits snug into the hole, then cut off the extra end part, until its sorta flush.

Super glue the dowel in there, let it dry, slap the wood fill on there, let dry and paint over!

Then re-drill the hole, and you have a fixed stripped hole!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 08:58 PM
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Re: Strap Hole Stripped

That's the good fix, the cheap fast fix is to jam some toothpicks in there and screw the pin back in.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 10:57 PM
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Re: Strap Hole Stripped

My advice would be to use a good carpenters wood glue. It's made to bond with wood and is stronger than the wood itself when dry. Super glue will deteriorate with time. Here's another option, toothpicks. They are usually made of a pretty good wood. Coat them with wood glue and pack them in the hole and break them off. You can use this method for any stripped out hole that takes a screw. Works great and is rock solid.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 12:28 AM
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Re: Strap Hole Stripped

Man that pic really hurts me!! How did it happen??
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 09:10 AM
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Re: Strap Hole Stripped

I just did this last month to a friends strat. I'd advise against the dowel method. I vote for the toothpicks and wood glue. Cover the interior surface of the hole with glue, and cover the tooth picks with the glue too... then put the picks in the hole, then screw in the screw (minus the felt washer) immediately and let the glue set over night. The toothpicks and glue will mash together against the inside of the stripped hole, and you'll have new solid maple threads. I read this method over on acapella for repairing stripped neck screw holes. I tried it and it works very well. Just like the guy above said. Pack them in and break them off... but I would add that you should screw the screw in while the glue is wet to compress the wood and glue together and form new threads!!!

I could just bearly fit 4 toothpics in when I did it. Only use wood glue because it won't stick to metal. I tried match sticks, and they didn't work cause they're a softer wood.

The thread over on acapella stated that doing this with wet glue was stronger than the dowel method and superglue because he broke the screw when overtightening, rather than restrip the threads (destructive testing)
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