Friction spray?

Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by Steevo, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Is there such a thing as a friction spray? and no I don't mean glue or duct tape(!!)

    I've a mounting bracket that screws together to tighten it up, but the previous owner has ruined the screw head so I can't tighten it any more so it keeps falling down with the slightest bit of weight.

    I wondered whether there was a spray or such that I could spray between the two pieces that would create some friction enough to hold it stationary, yet still enable it to be moved if required. Almost like two pieces of sandpaper. Trouble is I can't take it apart to access so it would need to be a spray of some sort.
     
  2. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    New screw?
     
  3. mo!

    mo! Member

    Location:
    York
    Salt water. Rust it up a bit.
     
  4. Cut a slot in the screw head with a Dremel
     
  5. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Can't get it out to replace. :(

    Bracket is plastic. :(


    Screw is down in a recessed hole. :(
     
  6. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
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  7. mo!

    mo! Member

    Location:
    York
    Footsfitter used to rave about some stuff for using on damaged screws, it that it? If it is into plastic then a soldering iron can be used to warm the screw...
     
  8. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    I think it’s the stuff, never used it myself but it’s supposed to be good.
     
  9. Andrew

    Andrew Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon, UK
  10. Kevm

    Kevm Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    I have some of that screw grab stuff not very impressed with it, could you dribble some loctite down in the gap between the sliding parts to make it a bit more "sticky"
     
  11. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    Location:
    In the Mud
    best put a pic up - then maybe some better solutions could be had.
     
  12. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Would they be winding you up @Steevo
    Friction spray ............ :unsure:
     
  13. Steevo

    Steevo Member

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    “They”? Not spoken to anyone about it.

    You thinking it was suggested to me by a tartan paint supplier?

    Just thought such a thing may exist.....
     
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  14. Andrew

    Andrew Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon, UK
  15. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    We need a picture .........
     
  16. sawdust

    sawdust Member

    Location:
    Argyll
    Castrol used to do (maybe still do) have an aerosol spray that was as tacky as anything, we used to use it at the quarry, if any of the conveyors broke down with a full belt of rock, we would spray the drive roller with this tacky spray and it would stop the belt from slipping on the drive roller and grip it to get the loaded belt moving again
     
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  17. Lazy Sod

    Lazy Sod Member

    Location:
    Warminster
    It's known as "belt dressing".
     

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