Salut, I'm trying to say "Cover joints must be cleaned before replacing cover". However, I don't know the word for "cover"; I've tried looking up the word on wordreference and several forums but none apply to a protective cover that you'd find on machines and protect you from the moving parts.

To be clear, right now I have:

Il faut que nettoyer les joints de ... avant replacer (le/la) ...

My guess for the adjective, it'd be "les joints de protecteur" but I'm still at a loss for the noun. Any insight or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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    Just as a side note, if you're using "Il faut..." followed by an infinitive, you don't need the "que." Just say, "Il faut nettoyer..." :) also, when using "avant..." followed by an infinitive, you need to add "de," so "...avant de remplacer..."
    – cccg03
    Apr 19, 2016 at 18:52
  • Very informative! Thank you! :)
    – Jujunol
    Apr 19, 2016 at 20:23

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Les joints du capot de protection doivent être nettoyés avant de le remettre en place.

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