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Postby 99-1045850132 » Mon Jun 23, 2003 9:58 pm

Hi guys, just a small question here, What is the best material for O rings? I am confronted by many materials, BUNA, TEFLON, etc.etc. Just don't know which to use. Thanx in advance. c.j.g.
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Postby Tim Morris » Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:19 pm

hi carlos--i just wanted to say that if you are buying for a 3.0 inch wtc dr dave may have some, or 3.5 are carried by other vendors, i didnt measure right and bought one batch of 3.5 wtc o rings that were the wrong size so be sure before ordering,,i know your question was about what material, but i though this was a significant note anyway. maybe someone else knows that.
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Postby Ramius » Mon Jun 23, 2003 10:40 pm

Excellent question!
At this very moment,I am getting a used D and E 3.5 that I bought ready for my boat .
I was wondering myself where to get the o-rings and what material is best suited for the o-ring?
What do you guys think,put em in dry,or do you put anything on them?Any other ideas for refreshing a WTC would be appreciated.It may be a good idea to carry a spare set of o-rings in the field box alsoI think
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Postby subdude » Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:42 am

Wayne,
Buna-n is usually the substance of choice. I like to apply a light coat of silicone grease to them from time to time.

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Postby Ramius » Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:26 am

Ok,where can I find this material? Thanks.
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Postby 99-1045850132 » Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:11 am

Ramius, try McMaster Carr, they carry everything. Thanx for the info, SubDude, will get Buna-n Cheers, c.j.g.
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Postby Bigdave » Thu Jun 26, 2003 4:23 pm

On my seals I like to use the Locktite silicone disc brake lube. I have used it for years and can be found at any auto store. :D
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