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    Default Re: Repaint and Reseal Fadal Enclosure

    Its like a big spring, and uses its tension to hold it in place, nothing else. Not attached to the aluminum block at all. You can pull it back and clean out chips underneath, you should be able to put it back inside that ring in the picture after.



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    Default Re: Repaint and Reseal Fadal Enclosure

    For sealing the machine SikaFlex construction sealant would probably be OK.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sikaflex...6045/300934496

    It's availible from Home depot in the contruction specialty area.



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    Default Re: Repaint and Reseal Fadal Enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by triumph406 View Post
    For sealing the machine SikaFlex construction sealant would probably be OK.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sikaflex...6045/300934496

    It's availible from Home depot in the contruction specialty area.
    Have you used it?



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    Default Re: Repaint and Reseal Fadal Enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by NismoGT View Post
    Have you used it?
    Not on a machine, but on RV's, it stays pliable regardless of conditions. Plus as an adhesive it works very well, so it sticks and seals very well.

    Apparently Sikaflex is what Haas uses (fwiw)

    Permatex "Right Stuff" is also highly regarded



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    Default Re: Repaint and Reseal Fadal Enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by triumph406 View Post
    Not on a machine, but on RV's, it stays pliable regardless of conditions. Plus as an adhesive it works very well, so it sticks and seals very well.

    Apparently Sikaflex is what Haas uses (fwiw)

    Permatex "Right Stuff" is also highly regarded
    Oh ok. Thanks. I was wondering was Haas used on their machines.



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    Default Re: Repaint and Reseal Fadal Enclosure

    I resealed one of my 4020s about 3 months ago with Sikaflex, scraped and acetone wiped all surfaces when I had the sheet metal off, everything is nice and leak free now.



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    Brilliant! I will give it a try. How much of a headache was it to take off the sheet metal? Thanks everybody



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