Stacey shows you a great way to thread bolts into soft metals like aluminum or sheet metal as many times as you would like without the stripping out on you.
To add to the Never seise I've found out a product you would never think of, green label "CRC Brake Clean". I've tried the red label, and it isn't as good. I've done Coal Mining Electrical Panel work drilling and tapping 1/4 inch plate metal and using a small soda cap lid half full. Touch it into the liquid and it will be good for a couple of holes till you need to do it again. When you start tapping, put your tap into your drill, one with a torque setting is better just in cast you forget to dip it. You just have to try it. Neither cutting oil, silicone, any of the suggestions the book says does half the good. Now the only drawback is if the company have changed the formula...but I doubt it or why would they have the red label???
It's under a minute tip but you can learn a lot in just 55 seconds. Some cars require a lot of sheet metal work and most tools and kits are always available in online auto body parts for sale. I'm a mechanic by trade but I lack the tools needed for soft metal like aluminum.
They are called 'rivnuts' should be easy to Google.
As stated, works exactly like a giant 'pop-rivet'
It's a good idea to use red thread locker on the outside diameter as they can come loose if fastener is over-torqued into it (it also helps prevent any corrosion with dissimilar metal)
I would really like to get this product, who makes it and what is the part # and website were I can buy this item
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