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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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just wondering what everyone thinks of this seal? It was not from stress on the tank with water but just came up when the silicone dried. The silicone was rtv 103 silicone. I let it cure for two weeks before filling with water and then did a full week and a half water test with no spreading of any bubble.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-13-2015, 09:18 PM
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No guarantees for you, but if it was me, I would not worry about it too much. Still plenty of surface glued together. You know, as long as you made sure the surface was absolutely clean and oil free when you applied the silicone.


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Yea when I was doing all the cleaning I used rubber gloves for everything I did and used acetone with low lent towels. Idk I freak out over things like this and just like to get second opinions. It's been filled for around 5 weeks now, I just needed some insurance lol.


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Tbo I think what happen when silicone if is that the glue dried faster on the outside which then made it shrink faster on the sides pulling it on both sides causing it. It's a 1/16 inch silicone seam.


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