Here's the tank cut in half. As you can see, it's got a pile of super glue on the seal.
A picture of the pieces inside (spring, half tank, and seal).
And the other half of the tank.
Eventually I got the super glue off with nail polish remover, a screwdriver, and my fingernail. But also it lost a thin layer of rubber from pulling away the glue. I put the seal into the end of the tank and blew into the back of it. Still leaks a bit, but it's improved a lot.
My next plan is to put some O-rings inside the tank to finish the seal. Then close it up with plumber's goop and a strip of pop bottle plastic gooped around the outside of the tank.
I'm sure every SM1K enthusiast out there is cringing at my infinite stupidity. But does anybody have some suggestions or requests while I've got the tank open? If I can, I'd like to turn this repair into an improvement somehow.
Edited by oodalumps, 10 March 2008 - 06:56 AM.