[aprssig] Re: Making molded connectors and potting

KC2MMi kc2mmi at verizon.net
Wed May 25 13:51:32 EDT 2005

For one-off connections I have "molded" them by using plumbers' epoxy, the
putty that comes in a roll like a large grey tootsie roll, where you just
slice off a piece and knead it up before applying it. This is like modeling
clay that turns rock hard in 10-20 minutes. You can smooth the surface with
a wet finger, or apply saran wrap or wax paper for a non-stick. I've put
saran wrap over a radio, inserted plugs, and then "molded" the epoxy putty
right over them to create a custom fastener. It can be machined with a
Dremel or sandpaper very easily after it hardens. Not flexible--but strong
and permanent, does not conduct.

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