[200q20v] door lock repair...the final insult

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Oct 16 14:59:15 EDT 2000

At 11:05 AM 10/16/2000 -0400, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:

>In a message dated Mon, 16 Oct 2000 10:58:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Peter
>Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com> writes:
><< At 07:30 PM 10/13/00 -0400, Kneale Brownson wrote:
> >I liked the wood block idea too, as long as the screw is not a
> >machine-thread type.
> >
>Peter Schulz>>
>I suppose you could use cocobolo (sp?) like my "phil rose original" custom
>shift knob, as it's a pretty good match for the zebrano; however, since it's
>inside the door on the other side of the plastic (thus exposed to weather),
>I'd suggest teak or cyprus or even cedar.  Or PT?
>Suppose you could just use a coarse-thread galvanized (or stainless) decking
>screw and a washer, and just screw through the outer door panel.  Might want
>to put some duct tape or a dab of silicon caulk over the exposed tip of the
>screw... wait, silicon is not good, it will destroy the O2 sensor, correct?

I'd not use the PT-too many chemicals that might damage the door.  Cedar 
would work fine for not rotting, but might be a little soft.   I'd go for a 
scrap of mahogany or some oak.  McFeely's has a bunch of non-corroding 
self-tapping screw choices.

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