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This is possibly the worst and most misguided advice for anyone... what should be done instead is that the fastener holes should be slightly countersunk before bedding the hardware, giving the sealant a place to form an o-ring of sorts, and the fittings should be tightened down completely.

I'd point out that it is almost impossible for anyone to tighten the bolts without breaking the sealant seal.

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I like to wear four pairs of gloves at a time... peel them off as needed without having to run for a new pair. if you are bedding new hardware or re-bedding old hardware then put lots of tape down under the fitting and dry fit it. with a razor score the tape around the fitting, and remove the fitting. peel away the tape that was under the fitting and viola you have a prefect tape job. add goop, tighten your fittings most of the way but do not squeeze all the goop out. clean up the squeeze out with rags and fingers and remove the tape. come back tomorrow and retighten the fittings. good job.
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