I stripped the bolts that my mirrors are being mounted by. The torx are such a pain. Anyone know the size of bolt I should get to just replace them all and make life a lot simpler when I need to take the mirrors off
If you get stainless, test a couple before you get carried away. It is not all created equal and a lot of it is very soft.
This. Most "average" stainless fasteners aren't real strong, like Gr. 2-ish. At the very least, use anti-seize compound on the threads, because they tend to gall. Don't get me wrong, stainless bolts have their place, just be careful.
Not phillips drive, but I prefer the bolt-style heads anyway.
No, not hex head cap screws, we have good sources for those. I need high quality Flat Head Phillips 5/6-18 x 3/4 and 1" in length with a zinc or cadmium finish gold or clear, in high strength in large quantities to replace our more expensive high quality S/S.
Our S/S is good enough that you can snap a good quality #4 Phillips socket off in them and the steel versions just strip out. Unfortunately, that comes at a very high cost.
I also need 1/2-13 Flat Head Allen drive in 1.75" length, decently cost effective 2-500 at a time. The ones we can currently purchase are not the high strength versions like the metric Class 12.9 equivalents we use for the belly skid fasteners.