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Old 08-02-2016, 04:45 PM #1
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Well got a g6r, problems already.

I got a g6r with a slight leak, not a big deal o should be able to take care of it. The problem that's pissing me off is that one of the eye cover screw/holes is stripped. I'm probably going to re- tap the holes but I don't know the threads sizing, the smallest tap I have is a 6/32". Has anyone else ever dealt with this?
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:38 PM #2
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cardinal rule. All shall read the manuals,

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the size per the manual is:
Left & Right Eye Covers to Mainbody Front: 2-56 x 5/16" Socket Head Cap Screw 18-8 SS

2/56 thread

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Old 08-02-2016, 07:22 PM #3
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If the 2-56 threads are stripped would I need to go up a size? Am I the only person who's had this issue?
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:26 PM #4
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If the 2-56 threads are stripped would I need to go up a size? Am I the only person who's had this issue?
You could have to drill and tap for the next size possible.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:31 PM #5
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Depending on how bad it's stripped will determine if you need to go up a size. maybe just cleaning the threads up will be enough. What color are your eye covers? You might be able to call blast and get a new one if it's a common color. Black, red, green, ect......
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:34 PM #6
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If the 2-56 threads are stripped would I need to go up a size? Am I the only person who's had this issue?
You could have to drill and tap for the next size possible.
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Depending on how bad it's stripped will determine if you need to go up a size. maybe just cleaning the threads up will be enough. What color are your eye covers? You might be able to call blast and get a new one if it's a common color. Black, red, green, ect......
I'm going to look at it tonight, I can visibly see the screw is trashed and it looks like someone tried to job weld around the hole or something, i will try the other screw in that hole and see what happens.
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:53 AM #7
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A 4-40 tap drill size would clean up the old threads. Assuming there is extra meat. It is easy to muff up small threads. If you wallow the drill at all there goes the thread depth.
If it was me, I would try a new proper size screw and either hot glue or jb weld to return the threads to a workable state. I.e. put the liquid in and place the screw in wet to allow to cool/cure. Remove screw and clean up, reassemble. I mean realistically the eye cover would probably stay on with double sided tape/foam.
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:49 AM #8
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A 4-40 tap drill size would clean up the old threads. Assuming there is extra meat. It is easy to muff up small threads. If you wallow the drill at all there goes the thread depth.
If it was me, I would try a new proper size screw and either hot glue or jb weld to return the threads to a workable state. I.e. put the liquid in and place the screw in wet to allow to cool/cure. Remove screw and clean up, reassemble. I mean realistically the eye cover would probably stay on with double sided tape/foam.
As already stated above, the thread is 2-56, not 4-40.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:32 PM #9
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As already stated above, the thread is 2-56, not 4-40.
Yes, I can read. The op questioned moving up a size. The major diameter of 2-56 will be cleaned up with the minor diameter of a 4-40.
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Old 08-08-2016, 01:20 PM #10
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I've used this product several times with good results, Loctite Thread Repair, https://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p/NCB28654/
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Old 08-08-2016, 01:44 PM #11
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im going to have to try that sometime.
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