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Shrunken engine seal... solutions?

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by jobell, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Only if the surfaces to be glued, are actually free of grease and grime, and properly prepared, for the glue to actually work as it was designed to. ;)

    How often do we see an application that fails, and the "one in charge" blames the glue as rubbish, coz it didn't stick to the poorly prepared surfaces?...:rolleyes:
     
  2. cbus

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    Exactly why I dont mention glueing panels.
    If the fools cant weld then they sure as hell wont prep the surface or read instructions.

    Why do you grease your timbers ?

    Thought only palms were greased in canberra.?
     
  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I have clean gloves ready for neighbours doing metalwork to wear, when they come in to give me a quick helping lift of stuff into the spray booth for finishing. ;)

    Those even lightly oiled invisible fingerprints on timber, are a nightmare when finishing coats are applied, as you would know! :eek:
     
  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Like silicone spray ;)
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Fish eye all round the imprint......so yes. ;)
     
  6. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    Turns out it wasn't as tough as I thought it might be. Stretched it out so it didn't cost me a whole new seal and mended it with a cable tie. I love cable ties as much as I love duct tape and super glue. When I head off walking or paddling I usually take some of all three. I've mended tents, hiking shoes, kayaks and more with either one or a combination of all three. :0)
     
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  7. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    You forgot fixing handbags,with all that extra weight its got to carry :p glad it's all sorted
     

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