Originally Posted by meridian
While replacing some popped bungs, I've found some screws that have the slots 'bunged' up. Can't screw them in or out.
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What exactly do you mean by that? If the slots are full of whatever, you can use a small pick ( I used an eyeglass screwdriver ) to clear them out. PIA, but doable. For spinners, I cleared out the slots and used a drop of superglue to glue a bit into the slots. Then I could apply slight upward force while backing off the screw. If the slots are totally shot, use, drill off the head and use a hollow extractor for the shank. And yeah, I agree with the drill out the screw hole, drill your bung hole deeper with a countersink or Forstner bit, fill with thickened epoxy and then the bung. Of course if I owned a Hinckley, it would be different. But a 30 year old Taiwan trawler with 8,000 hrs.........