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Old 06-20-2014, 05:24 PM   #21
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The issue I saw with my replaced dome was he torque of the amazing working hands of assembly personal over tightening and warping the dome causing stress cracks. Or just a air powered screw driver running all out and over tightening warping and cracking. Long term I am thinking of getting a piece of flat lexan and replaced the done entirely on my 8289 WS when it cracks.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:27 PM   #22
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A piece of eternabond tape will keep the water out longer and better than most silicone sealants. Experience speaking.

I always thought mine was cracked from a hail storm. Now, maybe not.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:32 PM   #23
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The issue I saw with my replaced dome was he torque of the amazing working hands of assembly personal over tightening and warping the dome causing stress cracks. Or just a air powered screw driver running all out and over tightening warping and cracking. Long term I am thinking of getting a piece of flat lexan and replaced the done entirely on my 8289 WS when it cracks.
I never gave a thought to just replacing it with a piece of flat lexan or acrylic could even go quarter inch thick and not have to worry about cracking because of over tightening.
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I never gave a thought to just replacing it with a piece of flat lexan or acrylic could even go quarter inch thick and not have to worry about cracking because of over tightening.

What type of material is the oem dome?
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What type of material is the oem dome?
Thermoformed polycarbonate, is the only ones I can find says it is OEM.
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Thermoformed polycarbonate, is the only ones I can find says it is OEM.
Which is what Lexan is. Plexiglas even 1/4" will crack and break easier than polycarbonate and is not uv resistant. Best thing to do is get a replacement and put a 1/8" x 1" alum strip on top of the flange and not tighten the screws so much.
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You could head down to the Coors Light rink at the Komoka Area and see if they have a piece of old rink glass, that would not break with hail for sure! We had massive Hail in Chalk River 2 weeks ago while driving thru, thought for sure the dome was cracked after that.
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You could head down to the Coors Light rink at the Komoka Area and see if they have a piece of old rink glass, that would not break with hail for sure! We had massive Hail in Chalk River 2 weeks ago while driving thru, thought for sure the dome was cracked after that.
That arena is brand new, but I need to walk down there to renew my library card next week so maybe I'll ask, that stuff is pretty strong.
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Which is what Lexan is. Plexiglas even 1/4" will crack and break easier than polycarbonate and is not uv resistant. Best thing to do is get a replacement and put a 1/8" x 1" alum strip on top of the flange and not tighten the screws so much.
I could not believe that they put those plastic pieces on without using a sandwich strip even out the pressure.
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I turned the torque down to pretty low when I installed mine... but I'll still get up there and look...
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