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Old 11-23-2012, 10:39 PM   #3345
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Originally Posted by Tseta View Post
Sorry Gunner for being a bit pedantic about this and also for further cluttering up the index, but I'd like to point out a few things about the steel shelled and the so-called conventional seals.

In fact, I've tried to bring up this issue before and everything is well summarized here:

Also, the original sources here and especially here.

To summarize, the "conventional" seal is just as robust as the steel shelled seal, as under the rubber coating, the conventional seal also has a steel shell. As far as which one is better, take a look at the links provided for an extensive analysis on the topic...


This is very curious... I am aware that the conventional seal has a metal shell under the rubber coating, whether it is the same thickness as the steel shelled units I never measured... I do have a good selection of the conventional seals in my inventory so going by the info you provided, I will not pause to make use of them when the time comes...
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