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So one of the holes for the screws that hold on the copper plate to my XSPC Raystorm has become stripped somehow. Is there anyway to fix this? I thought about using that synthetic gasket stuff you can buy just so it doesn't leak.
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So one of the holes for the screws that hold on the copper plate to my XSPC Raystorm has become stripped somehow. Is there anyway to fix this? I thought about using that synthetic gasket stuff you can buy just so it doesn't leak.

It would be helpful with a picture!

Although your solution would work as long as you don't need to remove the screws.
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Originally Posted by DsixS View Post

So one of the holes for the screws that hold on the copper plate to my XSPC Raystorm has become stripped somehow. Is there anyway to fix this? I thought about using that synthetic gasket stuff you can buy just so it doesn't leak.

It would be helpful with a picture!

Although your solution would work as long as you don't need to remove the screws.

It is one of these 4 screws. I don't plan on taking the screws out. I just built a new pc and noticed it dripping during my leak test. So I just ripped it out

73c5e15b3c2c96d3efb138272ce60cd5.jpg


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So you took the block apart recently ? it could be a seal not seated well causing it to leak.
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It is one of these 4 screws. I don't plan on taking the screws out. I just built a new pc and noticed it dripping during my leak test. So I just ripped it out Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
73c5e15b3c2c96d3efb138272ce60cd5.jpg

Should be fine if you take it out and seal it. Three screws will hold that in fine, you'll be leak testing anyhow prior to installation so if it leaks you'll know.
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So you took the block apart recently ? it could be a seal not seated well causing it to leak.


It leaks right now. That's what made me check it.


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Is it weeping from the stripped screw hole or from between the copper/acetal next to the faulty screw?
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Well, check to see if the seal is seated right first since you have taken it apart and together again. Thats 1.

2. http://www.supergluecorp.com/?q=pro-seal/rtv-silicone-instant-gasket-makers/blue-rtv-instant-gasket-0 ( easy fix but not really recommended )

3. http://www.pemnet.com/fastening-products/si-inserts-for-plastic/ ( Advanced fix but makes it good as new )


Step 3 I will not advice you to do if you have no experience with drills or things like that. But this is better to do with your hands ofc.

Cause you need to "drill"or tap a new bigger hole and insert new threads (glue it in place ofc ). The link I gave you is one way to do it, but you can also use a special tool to make new threads into the acrylic. ( see last link )

http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/tap-die.html


If you wanna try step 3 nevertheless without any experience. Go get a sheet of acrylic about 5-6 mm thick or more and practice on that.
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Get the screw put a little bit of epoxy resin on screw it in gently so it's all the way in let it dry for about 2 hours then should be able to tighten it up and should hold well
 
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post #10 of 52
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Well, check to see if the seal is seated right first since you have taken it apart and together again. Thats 1.

2. http://www.supergluecorp.com/?q=pro-seal/rtv-silicone-instant-gasket-makers/blue-rtv-instant-gasket-0 ( easy fix but not really recommended )

3. http://www.pemnet.com/fastening-products/si-inserts-for-plastic/ ( Advanced fix but makes it good as new )


Step 3 I will not advice you to do if you have no experience with drills or things like that. But this is better to do with your hands ofc.

Cause you need to "drill"or tap a new bigger hole and insert new threads (glue it in place ofc ). The link I gave you is one way to do it, but you can also use a special tool to make new threads into the acrylic. ( see last link )

http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/tap-die.html


If you wanna try step 3 nevertheless without any experience. Go get a sheet of acrylic about 5-6 mm thick or more and practice on that.


The seal is definitely good. I checked all that. I was actually just going to do the silicone gasket method before reading this. Why is it not recommended? And my second option would have been to tap another size screw in just like you recommended but I don't know what type of screw would be best to avoid clearance issues. Thank you!!


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