View Full Version : Stripped screws

01-14-2007, 12:11 PM
On my classic timmy the grip screws on the body are stripped and the screws can just fall in. Should I have someone retap it for another screw or have someone put helicoils. Also I need to know someone that can do it, can you tell me. Here are some pics if it can help.


01-14-2007, 03:30 PM
The easiest way IMO is to drill and tap for the next size screw, you can easily do that yourself.

01-14-2007, 03:51 PM
Heli-coils really aren't that hard to put in. I'd probably go that route, but I've put a Heli-coil in before. Either way should work fine.

01-14-2007, 03:59 PM
I don't have the tools stuff to do it myself do you guys know anyone that can do it.

El Duche
01-14-2007, 04:13 PM
any machine shop should be able to do what you need

01-14-2007, 04:47 PM
Talk to your local Paintball shop to see if they would do it, but in reality you will proboly spend more money to have someone else do it than it would cost to go out and buy the materials yourself. Being able to either tap or helicoil are good techniques to learn. So I would go out and buy one or the other and do it yourself.

01-14-2007, 05:26 PM
u may also go to a good hardware store and get a cutter srew 1 or 2 sizes bigger depending on how stripped it is there are several things u can do some other things i have done on my job u can fill the hole with jb weld and lube the screw with a petrolem based lube screw in the screw to the jb weld before it sets so lube the screw then fill the hole or just retap thr hole

01-14-2007, 07:22 PM
I was reading more about helicoils and where can I find them? and what do you think will be better a helicoil or retaping the holes. I think I might go with the helicoil though because I don't want to tap the body and the threads are to thin and mess up later. do you guys know the instructions to install them? The gun didn't come with the screws in the first place to hold the frame on so can you guys also tell me the how long the screw is for a 2k5 frame. thanks so much for the help.

01-14-2007, 07:31 PM
Any hardware store will have both helicoils and tap sets. Personally I have never used a helicoil so I cant help you with that but I would hazard to guess that the box will have directions as well as hardware employees have always been really helpful to me.

01-15-2007, 12:26 AM
:yeahthat: You can also get helicoils at the auto parts store. Learning to tap slowly and carefully is one of the most base and important things you can learn to do for a marker. :waytogo:

01-15-2007, 07:43 AM
autozone sells a complette kit with the correct size drill the heli coils ad the installer tool for like 10 bucks

01-15-2007, 08:04 AM
ok thanks, does anyone know the length of the screws to the frame?

01-15-2007, 09:02 AM
take a toothpick and place the grip frame up to the bodya nd stick the toothpick inside the hole until it bottoms out. then mark the toothpick where the gripframe stops and measure that or take the toothpick to your local hardware store and match it up. a little redneck but it should work

01-15-2007, 02:13 PM
thanks for the idea.

01-16-2007, 01:57 PM
My friend had this problem on his rail. the screw keeping his grip frame was stripped so he just went in his basement and found some old screw which fit perfectly. Look through random screws and try to find a good match