Little plastic blanks.

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  • 04-26-2013
    Kirky1991
    Little plastic blanks.
    Feel free to move this if it's in the wrong topic mods.

    I'm after some of those little plastic blanks for the bolt holes where the pannier mount bolts are on my frame. I've seen them on every Giant I've had except mine. They just push into the hole and the head is a flat surface to blend into the frame.

    Any ideas?

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  • 04-26-2013
    wv_bob
    Try a hardware store, or if none are close Lowe's and Home Depot both have a wall of hardware drawers where you can find various plugs. Put a dab of caulk on the plug to help hold it in. All else fails and you just want to fill the hole to keep water out, stick a bolt in it.
  • 04-26-2013
    theMeat
    Like the bolt idea^, and auto parts store should have plugs used all over cars, plastic push in zerts.
    Maybe lbs that sells Giant
  • 04-26-2013
    Kirky1991
    Re: Little plastic blanks.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Try a hardware store, or if none are close Lowe's and Home Depot both have a wall of hardware drawers where you can find various plugs. Put a dab of caulk on the plug to help hold it in. All else fails and you just want to fill the hole to keep water out, stick a bolt in it.

    I haven't a clue what a home depot is, let alone a Lowe's lol, I'm from the other side of the pond. But yes see your idea there and I shall be up my local shop over the weekend and see what I can find. Ta for the heads up :)

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  • 04-26-2013
    .WestCoastHucker.
    gum and a sharpie...
  • 04-26-2013
    Smudge13
    B&Q or Homebase then... :D (I lived in Corwall for three years...)
  • 04-26-2013
    Harold
    I bet Problem Solvers has a product for that.
  • 04-26-2013
    006_007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
    gum and a sharpie...

    Win.
  • 04-26-2013
    wv_bob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kirky1991 View Post
    I haven't a clue what a home depot is, let alone a Lowe's lol, I'm from the other side of the pond.

    Ooops. They really should put our location somewhere over there to the left.

    Another thought, I've used caulk to fill braze-ons before but it's filling holes I have no intention of ever using. I'm sure I could get it out but it'd probably end up falling in the frame with my luck. I just squeezed some in and wiped it smooth with my finger.
  • 04-27-2013
    Kirky1991
    Re: Little plastic blanks.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Ooops. They really should put our location somewhere over there to the left.

    Another thought, I've used caulk to fill braze-ons before but it's filling holes I have no intention of ever using. I'm sure I could get it out but it'd probably end up falling in the frame with my luck. I just squeezed some in and wiped it smooth with my finger.

    Yes they should lol and good idea. Ta

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  • 04-27-2013
    Haint
    Cleanliness is next to... gotta have it!! I slipped a specialty-maker sticker onto the inside of a stay of my bike. I also worked a slice of a clear Down Tube protector in the area. Buuuuttt... I could go and lay a new sticker, then repeat the clear protector over the better part of the sticker. Why???

    I don't know. lol

    Find some small plastic finish bolts and lay down a good side of sandpaper. Make a nice cap to the bolt and file-fit the girth. Same type-thing, you may even put a dust of paint and clearcoat onto them.