Fabric attach screws

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dlrude
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Fabric attach screws

Post by dlrude » Mon Sep 21, 2015 17:20

Hi all,

I am planning on using screws for fabric hold down on an Aeronca 7 but with a slight twist.

What I mean is that I plan to use stainless steel screws because the plain steel ones that I removed with the old fabric were very rusted.

Should I anticipate any galling, corrosion or other issues by using SS?

Thanks, Dave.

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Re: Fabric attach screws

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Mon Sep 21, 2015 19:30

Dave,
I use the SS #4 screws and have no problem. If you drill new holes make sure they are the correct size for the screws or you'll snap the head off. I use a #43.
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Re: Fabric attach screws

Post by dlrude » Mon Sep 21, 2015 20:57

Thanks Paul, I appreciate the advice.

Dave

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