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Default Plantation shutter louvers are "moving"

I have a set of plantation shutters that have 3 1/2" louvers. Because of their large size, they do not stay in the "open position" that I prefer. They are supposed to pivot on metal pins that fit into plastic bushings, but what is happening is that the plastic bushings are pivoting in the holes that have been drilled in the wood frame - rather than the metal pins pivoting in the plastic bushings. There is not enough resistance to keep the louvers in an open position - they "slide" to a postion that is almost closed.
Does anyone have an idea as to a type of adhesive [maybe like ca thin?] that I can wick into the hole that the bushing fits in - so that the bushing does not rotate?
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Hi Gary

I would suggest some clear silicon, you can get a small tube of it and just put it in the pin hole,,,it will give you the holding power but it will let you move them down the road if you want to,if you put the CA glue in place and that's it..

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I have a set of plantation shutters that have 3 1/2" louvers. Because of their large size, they do not stay in the "open position" that I prefer. They are supposed to pivot on metal pins that fit into plastic bushings, but what is happening is that the plastic bushings are pivoting in the holes that have been drilled in the wood frame - rather than the metal pins pivoting in the plastic bushings. There is not enough resistance to keep the louvers in an open position - they "slide" to a postion that is almost closed.
Does anyone have an idea as to a type of adhesive [maybe like ca thin?] that I can wick into the hole that the bushing fits in - so that the bushing does not rotate?
Thanks for any input,
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I would suggest some clear silicon, you can get a small tube of it and just put it in the pin hole,,,it will give you the holding power but it will let you move them down the road if you want to,if you put the CA glue in place and that's it..

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Thanks for the reply. In the "defective" louvers, the pin inside the bushing is not moving - but the bushing that is supposed to be stationary - is actually moving in the hole. I am thinking of trying to "wick" some thin ca glue between the hole in the wood and the plastic bushing. But I see what you mean - if the ca glue gets in the metal pin and the hole in the bushing - it will "freeze" the pin to the plastic.
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That looks exactly what I need to try. Thanks for the information.
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Yes ,it's a great jig..well worth the money..

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