Originally Posted by harvestdrum
In my humble opinion, the plastic part has absolutely nothing to do with the function of the lug mounting or tuning of the drum. It's sole purpose is to hold the barrel nut or threaded tube into the lug.
Even if the plastic part would fall off or get bumped off (which would be hard to do) it would not affect the lug at all.
Thanks for backing me up on that, nobody believed me when I said it! Hopefully you can convince those who say nay.