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Old 11-04-2008
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Assuming you have access, try taking a piece of wire (like piano wire or heavy gauge guitar string) and cut through the 5200 under the washers. Use a couple of pieces of dowel as handles. If you can cut through under the face of the washer the edge bond should be breakable.

I think there are 5200 solvents, but you may not want to use them in that area; you really only want to get the washers out, not risk attacking the rest of the seal.
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