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    A neighbour has a Ford Focus and the screw hole in the plastic slam panel that holds the headlight in place has been over tightened and lost it`s threads.

    Headlight 1.jpgHeadlight 2.jpg

    Would something like JB Plastic Weld work ? It would need to set rock hard then it could be re-drilled to take the screw again ?

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    If not can you good folks recommend anything else apart from a new slam panel
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    Apart from a new infill i would just use a over size bolt,or a nut and washer under it using a longer bolt.
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    Can`t get a nut and washer on it Trev due to the fancy ribbed construction underneath

    Not overly confident about making to the hole too much bigger either due to the thickness of what is left hence my question about filling it and re-drilling

    This is the screw Headlight screw 3.jpgHeadlight screw 4.jpg

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    Bigger screw!

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    There are 2 part EPOXY PUTTY kits sold in the pound shops, cut a length off each stick, mix together and goes off like Araldite glue.

    Araldite themselves also make a putty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooie1958 View Post
    A neighbour has a Ford Focus and the screw hole in the plastic slam panel that holds the headlight in place has been over tightened and lost it`s threads.

    Headlight 1.jpgHeadlight 2.jpg

    Would something like JB Plastic Weld work ? It would need to set rock hard then it could be re-drilled to take the screw again ?

    JB Weld PlasticWeld Quick Set Epoxy Glue Plastic Repair Filler & Adhesive 50132 8800208280219 | eBay

    If not can you good folks recommend anything else apart from a new slam panel
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    Fill with anything that sets hard , drill then replace screw .
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