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My res was my bros old res before it started leaking on him. I dont have WC in my pc yet, and am working on getting the parts for it and getting it ready. So my question is, for my front acrylic plate on my res, could I use some grey engine silicone on it to glue it on, and then put some epoxy around the outside edge? Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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It would help/work, but then again I wouldn't risk it, just get a new res. No need to take chances with an already good computer.
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It would help/work, but then again I wouldn't risk it, just get a new res. No need to take chances with an already good computer.
Ya I was thinking the silicone(engine type) would work pretty good for it. I like to repair things like this, and if I was to build my own res, id do the same thing to build it. You make a good point on the chance of a leak. But if I applied it correctly, it probly wouldnt leak. I was going to leak test it BEFORE installing it after I finish the repair.
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If the entire frontplate for the reservoir has fallen off, I would recommend re-attaching it with acrylic solvent. Sand the edges of both pieces, then apply a thin line of the solvent to the exposed edge. Place the front plate back onto the reservoir and clamp it. The solvent will chemically bond the two pieces together and make a much stronger seal than simple silicone ever could.
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If the entire frontplate for the reservoir has fallen off, I would recommend re-attaching it with acrylic solvent. Sand the edges of both pieces, then apply a thin line of the solvent to the exposed edge. Place the front plate back onto the reservoir and clamp it. The solvent will chemically bond the two pieces together and make a much stronger seal than simple silicone ever could.
Cool thanks! +rep! Where would I find this acrylic solvent at? And how does it actually work?

Edit: Is it actually acrylic cement? Coz I just googled it, and it said acrylic cement
Edited by pyro_dude - 5/8/11 at 9:57pm
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Cool thanks! +rep! Where would I find this acrylic solvent at? And how does it actually work?

Edit: Is it actually acrylic cement? Coz I just googled it, and it said acrylic cement
It is acrylic cement, but the brand is Weld-On. there are different numbers too. Any of them would be easy. 16 is runny like water, 3 and 4 are thick like a gel and are easier to work with, but take longer to cure.

I know when I needed weld-on, I had to look up a commercial/industrial plastics warehouse near me, and they had it.

Silicone won't work on acrylic very well, it comes off easily and can leak easily. It works on glass and other hard items, but not on acrylic. You need weld-on for acrylics.
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I have a 3yr old unopen can of acrylic solvent..... Wanted to go into case modding more but no time. You want it?
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