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 fixing a cork pad?
Author: C2thew 
Date:   2007-09-20 23:34

i accidentally poked my cork pad when trying to adjust the seating of it. is there any way to fix the cork pad without replacing it?

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. they are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive as railroads lead to Boston to New York
-Walden; Henry Thoreau

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 Re: fixing a cork pad?
Author: tictactux 2017
Date:   2007-09-20 23:41

Depends what you mean by "poked". If the pad is (or looks) intact, you may want to heat the cup and see if it's getting better after re-seating. If it is broken, have it replaced.
A short-term fix (that usually works fine) for broken stuff is plain old white glue - don't use too much of it, and be aware that you have 'nuff time to seat the parts perfectly.

--
Ben

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 Re: fixing a cork pad?
Author: C2thew 
Date:   2007-09-21 01:51

i took a chunk out of the cork pad. i was poking in the process of resetting it but took a good chunk 2mm ish.

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. they are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive as railroads lead to Boston to New York
-Walden; Henry Thoreau

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 Re: fixing a cork pad?
Author: skygardener 
Date:   2007-09-21 02:31

If the chunk was part of the pad seat then you need a new pad. They are cheap at Ferree's Tools.
If the pad is non-essential (side trill key) then put some tape over the hole while you wait for your new pads to come.
One good rule of repair. Don't change anything if you don't have a replacement on hand.

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 Re: fixing a cork pad?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2007-09-21 10:02

And don't poke cork pads.

Chris.

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