I forgot we were talking about silicone foam. Contact adhesive won't work very well either. I have some silicone glue
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made by DMC which would probably stick it BUT reading the warnings on the label, I think it contains acetic acid which is
not a good idea around electronics, so if you are thinking of using silicone sealer as glue it should be the sort that
DOESEN'T smell of vinegar.
I haven't studied the detail of this project but doesn't this absorber go inside the tin plate box lid? So wouldn't the fridge
stuff be a good option?
de John G8SEQ
From: john <email@example.com>
To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] microwave absorbent adhesive polymer?
Sent: Mar 04 '21 10:17
I would have thought contact adhesive such as Evostick, Bostik or Thixofix would be a good option. Snag is you only
one chance to stick it in the right place otherwise it is rip it off & start again.
de John G8SEQ
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Dave G8KHU <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io>
> Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] microwave absorbent adhesive polymer?
> Sent: Mar 04 '21 08:18
> Before you order check with Mouser that their material has the
> pressure sensitive adhesisve tape option - the Mouser description just
> says mounting is "adhesive". Does that mean it's got the adhesive film
> or that you need adhesive to glue it in place? The Digikey version
> does at least says that the adhesive is non-conductive single sided so
> I'm assuming that this is the factory fitted adhesive sheet . The base
> number just referes to the material and the laird site lists the psa
> as an option -
> The non-adhesive stuff is a pig for amateur use as nothing seems to
> stick it reliably, carpet tape falls off and superglue / rtv fail
> rapidly. The proper adhesive is a two part mix that's fiendishly
> expensive, comes in a one litre can which has very limited shelf life
> and has enough skull and crossbones warning symbols to sink a pirate
> ship. I had to use it once and swore never, ever, again.
> HTH Dave G8KHU