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Thread: Tips for screwing into car body.

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    Tips for screwing into car body.

    Before I start drilling holes into my car's trunk for attachment points for my sub and amp, as well as making a nice hole for my battery cable in my firewall, just wanted to get some tips from you guys.

    -Is there a better way besides trial and error to determine which drill bit to match with a certain type of screw? I have screws labeled #8, which drill bit does that correspond to?
    -I've got some metal screws from Home Depot, will these work?
    -What's the deal with self-tapping screws? I hear about them all the time on car audio sites. Where do I find them and how do I use them?
    -Any other tips that will help me not drill through a fuel line.

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    I have got one: do not drill through cables conecting your airbags.

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    Try here it's basically a drill and tap guide. Same rules apply for screws. Look at the guide and a #8 tap would use a #29 drill for the hole......

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    oh and use COMMON SENSE and check behind what you are drilling in to!!!!

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    Oh yeah, you better watchout for that time bomb (fuel tank).
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    i agree with dudes99 and matrix pc lol commen sence is a good thing :-D ive seen guys tape over the location they drill through so it will be smooth... i do it it works good :-D... just watch out for flying metal going into ur eyes... happend to my friend drilling through a screw head on our dj rack his eye was bleeding not a pritty sight :-P

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    wear goggles and drill pilot holes with good bits.

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    Any hole you drill in your car, I suggest you apply some waxoil to the hole.
    Helps prevent rust.
    If you are drilling a hole greater than say 8mm always drill pilot holes,
    if you are wanting a nice 13mm hole i would drill a 5mm then 8-9mm then the 13mm. this will make a nice round hole.

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    Tapping? Anybody have any experience with tapping and threading? I'm going to need it to attach my amplifier to my trunk floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwapMeet
    Tapping? Anybody have any experience with tapping and threading? I'm going to need it to attach my amplifier to my trunk floor.
    Use a Bolt and locking nut?
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