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In Reply to: RE: forgot to mention posted by madisonears on February 11, 2017 at 20:36:32
Yes it bothered me that, due to available space and lead spacing, i could not secure the caps tightly against the board (the Arcotronic caps were also floating in the air, btw). That said, the leads are really thick and strong.
I thought about wrapping the caps tightly in Teflon tape but I should have done it prior to soldering them :( also part of me didn't want to hide the beautiful metal body :/ wrapping things up in teflon tape looks tweaky as hell ^^
I also thought about compressing a piece of sorbothane under each cap, but I'm afraid the sorbothane might react with the board material or with the cap's body, I don't see it as an endlessly stable material. I'll figure something out.
IMO Mortite sounds better than silicone. Might give it a try. T456
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Some clear RTV silicone caulk does nicely in an application like this -- just add a small amount between the cap and the board and then let it cure fully. If you get a small squeeze tube (rather than a big tube that goes in a caulk gun), it's much easier to control the amount and positioning to keep from getting it all over the place.
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