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Temporary Grommet

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02-11-2020 12:54:42

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While removing and replacing my 8N51 Quad Throttle Plate I had to use the hand impact screwdriver. The pounding caused the brittle steering column grommet to crumble. Next Winter's project is to rebuild the steering assembly but until then I could not live with the way it looked. Here is some cool stuff I found that worked great. The wonders of modern chemistry! Works great for fuel door bumpers too!

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02-12-2020 13:01:34

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 Re: Temporary Grommet in reply to Btzj02, 02-11-2020 12:54:42  
Oops. Found it on Amazon.

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02-12-2020 12:57:21

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 Re: Temporary Grommet in reply to Btzj02, 02-11-2020 12:54:42  
I searched on line for moldable plastic. There is a lot out there that is a thermal set plastic, but that type will also get soft again if heated. This is a chemical set, a little harder then silicone caulk in 24 hours. Once it cures it is permanent. Workable time is 30 minutes. It has the same consistency as plummer's putty and just as easy to mold!

I could not find in a local store!

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Jim L WA

02-12-2020 10:12:07

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 Re: Temporary Grommet in reply to Btzj02, 02-11-2020 12:54:42  
That looks like great stuff. Did you order it through the internet or find it at a store?

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Richard G.

02-12-2020 12:26:35

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 Re: Temporary Grommet in reply to Jim L WA, 02-12-2020 10:12:07  
I am curious also.
Where did you find that stuff?

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Duner Wi

02-12-2020 18:02:13

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 Re: Temporary Grommet in reply to Richard G., 02-12-2020 12:26:35  
$5.75 for 3 pak or $9.99 for 8 pak at Ebay.How many tubes did you use for steering column?

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02-12-2020 23:29:30

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 Re: Temporary Grommet in reply to Duner Wi, 02-12-2020 18:02:13  
I bought the pack of 8 and I used 4 of them for the grommet. I believe you could get by with the 3 pack by shaping the grommet a little thinner. The amount of moldable glue in each pack is about the size of a quarter and 1/8 inch thick.

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Duner Wi

02-13-2020 09:49:43

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 Re: Temporary Grommet in reply to btzj02, 02-12-2020 23:29:30  
btzj02, That helps, thank you. Working on a plan.

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02-11-2020 13:16:50

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 Re: Temporary Grommet in reply to Btzj02, 02-11-2020 12:54:42  
NICE repair!

For next time, check out https://www.mcmaster.com/grommets.

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