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Stainless Steel Screws and Washers
Over the years the screws originally used to hold the windows in get rusty and really detract from the appearance of your Scotty. Many replace them with stainless steel screws. Also, if you are removing your edge strips, you may also want to consider replacing the 1" spiral aluminum nails with stainless steel screws.
The #6 head, 1" screw is about the same dimension as the original 1" aluminum nails and the head sticks out only a very slight bit more than the nail head.
The #6 head, 5/8" screw is perfect for screwing down roof seams and for replacing the screws for all the other things screwed into the sides of your Scotty. Be sure to pick up stainless steel washers at McFeely's for them too.
The #8 screw, in 5/8" length is just right for around the windows and door (use 1" for around windows of a pre-1969 Scotty).
Because McFeely's specializes in square head screws, they sell all the bits and drivers (and extractors) for them as well. If you get your order placed by a certain time (its on the web site), they ship the same day. I had my order in 2 days!
- From Dave Balmat: I have had geat success finding the right fasteners for most any job here. They also have the water tight rubber washers with a thin SS washer attached to it. I expect no leaks from screw holes for another 46 years on my Scotty. http://www.gsfasteners.com/screws.htm
- From Ron: Another good supplier for stainless sheet metal screws is McMaster-
Carr. Their prices are reasonable too. http://www.mcmaster.com/. Nancy has also used this source. If you need ss screws smaller than #6 or #8, they also have #4. Follow the link put in a search of screws, then select stainless steel > pan head > square
- From Nancy: Bolt Depot, #2-#14 stainless steel pan head (not square head) screws.