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Pozidrive screws

PostPost by: pudge2260 » Mon May 16, 2022 1:25 am

Looking for a source who can provide chrome plated pozidrive screws. Restoring a 1970 +2 and as you know there are several lengths and sizes needed.
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Mon May 16, 2022 8:06 pm

Pudge,

My car is an S4 Elan, I bought stainless screws and polished the heads. Quite a lot of work, but I am pleased with result and there is no chrome to flake off.

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PostPost by: Steve Brooks » Tue May 17, 2022 8:04 am

Hello, like Richard if I replace a screw, I change it for a stainless steel one.I normally use Spalding fasteners.
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PostPost by: Lotusian » Tue May 17, 2022 8:09 am

+1 for Spalding Fasteners.
Polishing stainless is easy if you have a lathe or use an electric drill held in a vice.
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PostPost by: HCA » Tue May 17, 2022 10:08 am

Technically, you should be using Phillips head screws. Similar, but providing you know the screws are Pozi and use the correct drive you will be ok.
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