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barn door trim panels falling out ..... [Expired Topic]

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by MN_Burbon, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. MN_Burbon

    MN_Burbon New Member

    Does anybody else that has the barn doors notice that the trim screws don't seem to stay put? I constantly have to replace the screws holding in the trim panels around the barn door windows. They either work loose or fall out all together. Seems like every 3 months or so I have to either tighten or replace screws......
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Some of mine appear to be missing, but not all. Hadn't really noticed a trend. Never heard anything about it until you mentioned it. Try loctite?
  3. MN_Burbon

    MN_Burbon New Member

    That is what I'll have to do, It's now on my shopping list for this evening.
  4. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    when you get new screws pick up a tube of locktite. the permanant type. before you put new screws in coat all the threads of each screw with the locktite and put them in right away, as soon as you put the locktite on. this should hold them in unless the holes are striped. if the holes are striped i have a trick for that to, take a small household staple streaten it out and put it in the hole before the screw then screw the screw in holding the staple in place if any of the staple is still visible take a pare of diagonal cutters and cut off any excess.
    this should solve the problem.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Just like the old wood repair with tootpicks! :D
  6. 84fiero123

    84fiero123 New Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    ya learned that one at the factory, we used to use hogrings when we would sprip out armrest screw holes.
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    If it's handy and it works, why not use it. Nice trick!
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    How them barn doors holding up MN?
  9. MN_Burbon

    MN_Burbon New Member

    Hey I have been very distracted but now that spring is around the corner I am out working on my truck again. The Barn doors are doing great, I had the pins and bushings replaced though $350 from the Dealer, $100 from my buddy at the body shop ;-)
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Good deal.
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