MDF Screw Hole Repair for Hinge


Hola -
Did a bit of googling and saw that plugging with a dowel and redrilling, or putting epoxy in the hole prior to gluing are two methods. Mom's got a couple of hinges that are pulling out of her mdf (looks more like particle-ish type board to me) and I'd like to fix them without drilling new cup holes.
Is Gorilla Glue and Screws the best bet? The screws_are_relatively tight to the existing holes.
Thanks much, JP
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Jay Pique wrote:

IMHO, Gorilla Glue is strictly overpriced and under peckered.
IOW, pure garbage.
Drill an over sized hole, say 1/4", then fill with some epoxy thickened with some micro balloons using something like a popsicle stick.
Let harden and cure at least 48 hours, then drill pilot hole.
BTW, stay away from the 5 minute epoxy, you want some good stuff.
Been there, done that.
The pure wood worker would probably use a dowel rod to fill the hole.
Me, I like epoxy.
HTH
Lew
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