Corrosion pains

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Mon Apr 4 10:59:50 CDT 2005

On Apr 4, 2005 7:19 AM, John Foust <jfoust at> wrote:
> I was hunting for odd bits in my piles the other night and was
> shocked at the decay of several plastic parts.  The ends of a
> set of GPIB cables for an old CBM disk drive were covered in a
> white powder coating - not mold, but slow decay of the plastic.

I have been seeing the same thing with my C= GPIB cables (as well as
certain tool handles from the same era).  AFAIK, it's inevitable with
that sort of plastic.


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