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    1. 05-19-2017 11:09 AM #1
      Does the white insulation or paint that comes on air fittings threads need to be remove before applying tape or sealant?

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      05-19-2017 07:09 PM #2
      What you're referring as "paint/insulation" is mostly likely pipe dope. No need to remove it or apply teflon tape, just screw it into the port.
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      05-19-2017 10:14 PM #3
      If you ever have to take them out for some reason, get "Permatex Thread Sealant", it's a white bottle and it works better than the teflon tape.

      But yes, if the fittings came with teflon on them, use them as they are and just bolt them in where they go. Tighten but don't over tighten.

    4. 05-19-2017 11:19 PM #4


      This stuff doesn't seem like telfon tape to me. But I just wired brush it off and used loctite 545.

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