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Vwbuggin64

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Yellow has a soft handle
« on: February 16, 2023, 03:20:03 AM »
So a while back i picked up a MBH yellow. However, the front handle is pretty soft, meaning it feels like it wants to break off. Anyone have any tips on how to strengthen it?


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Cellar2ful

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Re: Yellow has a soft handle
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2023, 06:01:32 PM »
Drilling a small hole in the tab of each side of the handle, then  securing with very small stainless steel bolt, nut and washer works. I have used this method to secure handles that have broken off and ones that feel soft as you describe.  I usually remove all the rust possible using #0000 steel wool. Once completed the small bolt head is barely visible on the outside.
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Vwbuggin64

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Re: Yellow has a soft handle
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2023, 02:11:17 AM »
Drilling a small hole in the tab of each side of the handle, then  securing with very small stainless steel bolt, nut and washer works. I have used this method to secure handles that have broken off and ones that feel soft as you describe.  I usually remove all the rust possible using #0000 steel wool. Once completed the small bolt head is barely visible on the outside.

Thanks for the tip Cellar. ill look for a small bolt and go from there. I apprecaite it.
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Chesapeake Weber

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Re: Yellow has a soft handle
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2023, 03:22:43 AM »
If you have a Tractor Supply company near by, they have a good selection of nuts, bolts, etc


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Cellar2ful

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Re: Yellow has a soft handle
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2023, 07:37:00 AM »
Here is an example of the size bolts I use. Although the photos are from a lid handle, I have used the same repair method to reattach mbh’s.

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