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Old 11-18-2012, 08:44 AM   #16
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Careful with that Toluene. Its real nasty stuff, don't try to huff it out of a paper bag just to see what happens.

Can you just completely fill the pipe with epoxy? I'm thinking this would encapsulate the wiring and coat the back of the LEDs too. You can thin epoxy with isopropol alcohol rather then Toluene.

You should find something on McMaster Carr's web site, evenjust for some guidance they have everything. If it isn't on their web site, try Googling Loctite or Henkle or 3M for potting material compatible with PVC and water proof. I think you will find something that will work. This is not a difficult potting application. Does it have to withstand high pressure of thermal cycling?

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:24 PM   #17
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For anyone who is still interested, here is a link to the little project I was working on (see the group of posts starting with post #532):

Thanks to all who helped with this little problem!
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:39 PM   #18
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why not use the pvc cement made for the pipe? I have a friend that uses it to seal the floats on his seaplane & swears by it for that... he's been using it for years & it seems to work (I have other opinions as far as airplanes are concerned).
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