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From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Sat Jan 4 05:15:01 2003

On Sat, 4 Jan 2003, Philip Pemberton wrote:
> Tothwolf wrote:
> > MEK = Methyl Ethyl Ketone (C4H8O)? Is it actually obtainable for most
> > folks? I thought it was regulated since it is so toxic and dangerous?
> > Personally, I think I'd take safety precautions while working with the
> > stuff...
> I've heard of it being used to nuke potting compound. Should work on an
> RTC, but it'll probably rip up the screenprint on the caphat at the same
> time. I don't have any MEK, nor do I want any - a bit of hacking (in the
> literal sense) with a craft knife/Dremel should get the caphat off.

Well...I'd expect it to do a fair job at dissolving or softening the
potting compound. I imagine it would indeed remove the screen print too. I
do wonder if it might also dissolve the 'caphat' as you call it. I think
it is made of a nylon or nylon/fiberglass blend plastic. If thats the
case, it might not hurt it at all. I wonder if Dallas would tell us what
it is made of? :)

Having cut away other potting compounds in the past, I think I'd prefer to
dissolve such things over hacking at them with an Xacto and or Dremel.

Those Lithium cells are also *very* toxic/dangerous. I think I'd be more
worried about accidentally cutting into it with a Dremel than I'd be about
MEK handled safely under proper conditions.

Received on Sat Jan 04 2003 - 05:15:01 GMT

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