Repairing plastic pieces was Re: Corrosion pains
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Mon Apr 4 22:51:21 CDT 2005
From: "vrs" <vrs at msn.com>
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 12:42 PM
>> On Apr 4, 2005 7:19 AM, John Foust <jfoust at threedee.com> 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.
PC-7 is a good replacement for damaged plastics available in most hardware
stores. It is an epoxy in putty form, it can be drilled, machined, sanded,
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