I'm ticked again .....
I'm getting sick and tired of shops continually cross threading bolts in my skid plate. Last time was the worst. I generally loose two bolts, this time I was missing one screw upfront and only had two bolts installed and one of those was cross threaded. I'll give them credit though, that cross threaded bolt was installed with a high torque air gun. I never thought I would get so much use out of an 18 inch breaker bar on such small bolts holding flimsy sheet metal.
I'm considering just throwing the skid plate away because I'm tired of replacing the bolts at ~$2 a pop and rethreading the holes. Heck, at this rate it won't be long before I will have to start rethreading with a larger tap.
If we really need the skid plates for some reason, what options exist for dealing with this type of abuse when we go in for routine maintenance?