So, my buddy gave me a board he no longer uses. Very cool. It needs some repairs and I am well underway with the glass work. The board has Futures fins and two of the three screws are stripped at the hex. I tried using the EZ-Out that came with my FCS tool, but no dice. Has anybody ever tried drilling the screws out to give the EZ-Out more bite? Does this work or is it a sad story waiting to happen?
Dip the key in some type of hardener (resin with hardener (ding all kit), rubber cement, etc..), place the key in the screw. Let it sit a while so it hardens. You will loose the screw and key, but those are easily replacable.
I've never had to do this, but it makes sense to me... Letme know what you end up doing. Seems like a problem a few people may have in their surfing careers.
drill it out, fill hole with some kind of epoxy. Spray screw with wd-40. Place screw into epoxied filled hole.
When hardened just unscrew to release the screw from the new mold. I used Marine Tex for some holes I had to make and tap for my boat. But I imagine any epoxy material should work.
I've actually always wanted a board with glass-ons, could never justify it though. However, if i were to pick a reason for wanting them, it would not be something as insignificant as the fully-replaceable set screw.