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Complete your family's outdoor living space and gain a picture-perfect look for your deck with the Collated Cortex Hidden Fastening System for PVC and AZEK Trim by FastenMaster. Now available in collated strips to help you install up to 50% faster than before, the collated strips minimize the handling of each plug and helps save valuable time during installation. Confidently secure your stairs, perimeter boards, and trim pieces with these Cortex Concealed plugs, made from the exact same material as the AZEK Trim itself for flawless coverage that hides unsightly screws and hardware. The included installation screws are crafted from Carbon Steel and are ACQ approved for use with treated lumber.

Cortex Collated Plugs for AZEK Trim are available in the color-coordinating finishes of Frontier Woodgrain White or Traditional Smooth White to blend into your trim board material.
The included installation screws are available in an #8 x 2 inch or #8 x 2-3/4 inch size to accommodate your deck board thickness.

Collated Cortex Concealed Fastening System for PVC Trim is available in a pack of 375 to cover approximately 250 linear feet or in a pack of 1125 to cover approximately 750 linear feet.
The pack of 375 will include (375) Cortex screws, (400) collated Cortex AZEK plugs, and (3) Cortex setting tools.

The pack of 1125 will include (1125) Cortex screws, (1200) collated Cortex AZEK Plugs, and (6) Cortex setting tools.


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Cortex Collated Installation Instructions (168 KB) 

Cortex Collated Warranty (77.8 KB) 

Screw Size & Length#8 x 2 in or #8 x 2-3/4 in
Head TypeComposite
Thread TypeDual Lead 12 Threads/Inch
Drive TypeTORX® ttap®
Plug ColorsFrontier Woodgrain White (textured finish) or
Traditional Smooth White (smooth finish)
Pack Size375 pack or 1125 pack
MaterialScrews: Carbon steel
Plugs: AZEK trim
Decking CompatibilityAZEK trim
Coverage Estimate375 pack: 250 linear ft
1125 pack: 750 linear ft
Package Contents375 pack: (375) Cortex screws, (400) collated Cortex AZEK plugs, and (3) Cortex setting tools
1125 pack: (1125) Cortex screws, (1200) collated Cortex AZEK plugs, and (6) Cortex setting tools
WarrantyView Cortex Warranty Information (77.8 KB)
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