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Screw holes in plastic deck

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by gun1357, Sep 7, 2011.

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  1. gun1357

    gun1357 Active Member

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    My daughter has a new recycled plastic deck on the back of her house. It is
    really nice but it would look better if there was a product that would permanently cover the screw holes and blend in with the deck. Has anyone had experience doing this? Ron Renouf
     
  2. Billetproof

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    What if you took a plastic wood putty , mixed in a pigment to get the color to match and then filled them. I'm sure someone at Menards could help you.
     
  3. slic lee

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    In a marine supply store, under water marine epoxy, hard or for vibrations, can be used and matched for color doesnt shrink. Lee
     
  4. kgp912kgp

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    I build window shutters (indoor/outdoor) which are plastic or vinyl material and we use the same wood putty for our wood shutters on our plastic shutters. It also sands down so you don't notice the lump.
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    It will look worse when all the putty starts coming loose.
     
  6. g7777777

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    If you screw from the bottom there are no screw holes

    Gene
     
  7. GrubbyJack

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    get plug cutter and use some scrap decking boards and make plugs, should be a really good match... you can use a sidecut saw to trim the tops off.....Grubby
     
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    Nothing i hate worse is someone more anal than me. If you must insist on filling them, iw really needs to be made of something that will flex woth the heating and cooling of the deck boards. I like "Grubby Jacks" idea best. Cement the plugs in will a flexible epoxy or clue. Make extra plugs and keep the expoxy on hand to fix any plugs that may come loose.
     
  9. primed

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    My thoughts:

    The composite materials don't last forever. Would sure be easier to dismantle when needed if there was no putty over the screws.

    Assuming that the screws are already in place in the face of the decking, because you noticed them, bottom screwer77777 is well ..........Gene.

    Don't spend time on the deck looking at screws. Enjoy the view and outdoors and don't look down. Accept what is under you and carry on.

    Bob
     
  10. Pull & Mark

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    Ron, In the cab. business there are plastic screw covers offered in a 3-5 basic colors that will work with a phillips or square type screw heads. These will only work if the screws are installed flush with the deck top. If they are countersunk below the deck surface they will not work. You can simply twist and push to allain and tap them in with a hammer once or twice. Check with a cab. supply company and have them sent to your home for the best price. Or simply paint with some model paint and brush??? Break-em all JEff


    I would not install a permanent type plug or wood filler!!!! You may need to pick-up some boards here or there and get back under there for plumbing, electric, critter reasons, or whatever.
     
  11. Catpower

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    Bondo or two part glazing compound
     
  12. higun

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    Available in several colors
     
  13. Dave P

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    I was going to make a new gun rack for the club until I got prices. Man that stuff is pricey.
     
  14. gdbabin

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    As usual a bunch of speculation from "experts" who have no clue.


    So typical.



    Guy B.
     
  15. k-gunguy

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    depending on the brand of composite decking,in most better lumberyards,there is a product called Cortex. This will solve your problem,to a point. It would have looked better before you had screwed down the deck. The product that I represent is called captor. If you contact me I can recommened a perfect color matched screw that we make.
    Glenn
     
  16. kriegart

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    Don't look at it.
     
  17. Ahab

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    Cover it with indoor/outdoor carpet!
     
  18. quartering

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    "a new recycled plastic deck." i read that to mean that your daughter has a new deck on her house made out of old/used composite decking. that's the only way you'd have a problem with seeing screw holes - the holes from the previous installation. you see, composite decking goes down with a specific fastener which sits flush with the surface, matches in color and doesn't cause the material to mushroom up around it. there are no "screw holes"
     
  19. MisterHappy

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    Put screwsin the screw holes. People will not "notice" them as they're "supposed" to be there.
     
  20. ImpalaBob

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    Neighbor acrrs the street just had a plastic deck installed. The screws used were special and actually bored a nice clean hole. Screws had matching plastic plugs that they popped into all the screw holes for a perfect look. Plastic plugs even had graining in them to match the decking.

    Also new product : http://www.camofasteners.com which is a special jig that inserts special screws at an exact angle on the edges of each board for a perfect look.

    No need to look at ugly screws!!
     
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