We bought house that was built 3 years ago with vinyl shutters and
siding. The finned plastic bolts that hold the shutters in place are
breaking off. I would like to permanently fix, so that every couple of
years I do not have to climb up there and replace those plastic finned
My vinyl shutters came with plastic bolts that are threaded, not
finned. Bought them at Lowes.
Maybe you could go to Lowes, find the brand of shutters with real
bolts, jot down the manufacturer's name, call them and see if they'll
send you some bolts.
BTW...I haven't tried it yet (plan to this spring) but I've recently
been told that Amour-All works great to bring some shine back to vinyl
shutters that have faded due to exposure to the elements.
I haven't tried Armor-All yet on shutters, mainly because I've used it
on other things with mediocre results at best and it washes off fast.
I've been told (and read) by various vinyl experts not to paint vinyl
shutters. It will cover any grain, requires more prep work and can
peel off over time.
Has anyone tried Shutter-Renu? [www.shutterrenu.com]
It's a two-step process said to last at least 3+ years. I've been
considering trying this as it won't require taking the shutters down
or masking extensively. Love to know if anyone has tried it and what
were their results.
As it turns out, this stuff is said to last 7 years or more, depending
on your location, weather and correct prep and application.
Haven't decided yet if I will try it. Figure I have a couple months
yet to consider my options. If I use it, I'll let you all know how
well it works. Honestly, I'drather not have to remove the shutters.
FOAM dem puppies onto there. It sticks like glue.
Then you can calculate the extra insulative values yourself.
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act,
the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
-- George Lois
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