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Old 05-23-2017, 07:13 PM   #1
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Seat holes

What should I use to cover the little screw holes in the floor after I've gotten all the flooring up?


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Old 05-23-2017, 07:20 PM   #2
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A search of the forum will lead you to literally dozens of options. We all have our preference. That being said, mine is to use polyurethane sealant and little bits of 20ga. Some just use caulk. Some weld. Some fiberglass. Some just floor right over... See lots of options. Lol

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What an excellent question. That subject seems to come up a lot.

Some people weld patches and screw holes, other's epoxy pennies over the holes after the floor has been treated and painted. Other's put flat head bolts in the holes.

It doesn't matter that much what you use to cover or fill the holes. The floor insulation will mold around any lumps in the floor.

There is talk about a possible metalurgical reaction between the primarily zinc pennies and the steel floor.

You may need to touch up any exposed metal edges around the screw holes from underneath.

You're making pretty good progress.
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:40 PM   #4
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A search of the forum will lead you to literally dozens of options. We all have our preference. That being said, mine is to use polyurethane sealant and little bits of 20ga. Some just use caulk. Some weld. Some fiberglass. Some just floor right over... See lots of options. Lol

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I was thinking about using fiberglass but I was unsure if that would be an issue when drilling new holes through.


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What an excellent question. That subject seems to come up a lot.

Some people weld patches and screw holes, other's epoxy pennies over the holes after the floor has been treated and painted. Other's put flat head bolts in the holes.

It doesn't matter that much what you use to cover or fill the holes. The floor insulation will mold around any lumps in the floor.

There is talk about a possible metalurgical reaction between the primarily zinc pennies and the steel floor.

You may need to touch up any exposed metal edges around the screw holes from underneath.

You're making pretty good progress.


Thanks for the suggestions, I've been obsessed with getting to work on a bus for years. Now that I have when I'm going gung ho!!!


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I was thinking about using fiberglass but I was unsure if that would be an issue when drilling new holes through.


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It shouldn't be. Sand the surface and use the "kitty hair" or "tiger hair" type.

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Old 05-24-2017, 08:56 AM   #7
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I used 'FlexSHot' to fill them up.. seems to be holding well.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:52 PM   #8
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I reinstalled the bolts then treated the floor with red guard put down vapor barrier the 2in Styrofoam 1 1/8" T&G.
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