Rubber bungs for screw holes

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  1. Gollom

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    Going to take the cycle rack off the motorhome and will need something to put in the screw holes that are left. Not sure what to search for on e-bay? Better still, anybody got something suitable hanging around they can post? Only need about 12

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    Can't you just replace the same bolts/screws adding rubber washers and/or maybe a smear of mastic? Alternatively a good hardware or motorist shop should have a range of blind grommets.

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    Luckily, as you say. However they are usually constructed from a sandwich of ally or fibreglass/foam/thin ply with strategic straps of wood inserted where there are mounting points for furniture and bike racks;). Guess which 'straps of wood' rot away unseen if moisture is allowed to get at them :dk::confused::D
     
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    Forewarned is forewarned. Thanks
     
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    Just put a penny washer around the screw, add a bit of mastic, then put screw back in. That way, if you ever want to replace bike rack (maybe when you come to sell) the mounting points are still there.
     
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    Genius :thumb:

    BTW, does your place take motorhomes?
     
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