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Old 11-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Self taping screws in roof

I am putting a wall up inside of my bus that will go out to my covered porch. I know i will need to use self taping screws to screw it to the sides and the roof. But what do you do after that with the screw tips sticking up. Do I cut them off and silicone it or is there another way to do this.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Re: Self taping screws in roof

Unless you are using really long screws, they won't go through the outside skin. On my Blue Bird there is about 2 inches between them.If you can screw into the rib (where the screws/rivets are now) it will be much stronger.
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