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Faucet stems have an O-ring on the outside that seals against any leaking around them. You don't say if the leak is around the stems or from the spout. If it is from the spout, you may have replacement cups and springs under the stems that also need replacing. Also ensure that there is no dirt/sand inside when replacing them. This also can cause scratches which will cause dripping.

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