Help w/ Chromega Print Drums

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bvy

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I picked up a Chromega 8x10 print drum recently. My Unicolor drum started to leak, and I hear the Chromegas are better built and use less chemistry. As it goes, the Chromega drum I got does in fact have a small leak. It's on the bottom cap and, strangely, it's not even at a seam. It seems to be leaking through the plastic itself. Is there an easy fix for this -- caulk or something?

Also, the Chromega drum has this centering ring which I'm unsure about. It seems to be used to keep it centered on the Chromega agitator. I wonder if I can use the drum, sans centering ring, on my Unicolor motor base. Or is there something magic about the Chromega agitator and centering ring that enables the magic "sine_wave action" that they tout?

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Good Evening, bvy,

Neither of my Chromega drums has a centering ring; that's no particular problem as long as the motor base is level.

As far as I know, the plastic used for Chromega drums is softened by the common acetone-type cement used for constructing models. If you can locate the spot of the leak, it should be simple to "melt" the plastic back together or to patch it with a small bit of similar plastic. If the bad spot is indeed on the cap, the repair could be either internal or external without affecting functionality at all.

Konical
 
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