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Mike Khanchalian ("The Cylinder Doctor") may also have an authoritative
answer on what to use. His email is [log in to unmask]


On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 6:54 PM, David Breneman <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Von: David Lewis <[log in to unmask]>
>
> > If the wax is broken through, then Peter Dilg tried a technique which
> > involved reassembling it with chewing gum, good because it is reversible
> > and you can
> > try, try again. However I do not know a technique for a cylinder that is
> > split. You may wish to check with DGio on that one.
>
>
> If you're talking about a cylinder which is split along its length
> from being forced on the mandrel with too much force (one
> with only one crack - not one that is in pieces) a technique that
> had a lot of currency in the 70s, and which I had good luck
> with on the one cylinder I tried it on, was to melt the back of
> the crack with a soldering iron.  It works better on a ridged-
> bore cylinder than a smooth-bore one, since such melting will
> invariably produce an uneven surface that will need to be
> sanded or honed down.  FWIW.
>
>
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