Corrosion pains

vrs vrs at
Mon Apr 4 12:42:57 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.

My RK05F has a white powdery junk all over the inside, and all the plastic
bits have hardened (some have shattered).  Is this the same problem?  I
figured something had caused all the plasticizer to boil out or something.


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