Greg_G wrote:jaydawg wrote:
I read the thread and most of the techniques only seemed applicable to softer materials. What I'm saying is I believe the epoxy used on the Sex Drive is of a much higher grade then the stuff used by other pedal builders. But I could be, and often am wrong.
And yes, I've read the de-gooped threads and non of them seem to deal with anything close to what's used on the Sex Drive.
West Systems Epoxy might be excellent quality, and might have great mechanical properties, but the only concern when it comes to gooping and degooping is the temperature it breaks down at.
I don't see anything to indicate that it's better than, or even as good as the Epoxy most builders use.
They don't have actual Data for Max Temp on their website that I could find, but they do comment that Extended Temp above 230 degrees is considered Damaging Temp. (http://www.epoxyworks.com/23/pdf/04-Heat.pdf)
A lot of builders use something like JB Weld, and JB is a High Temp Epoxy that can handle 500 to 600 degrees F.
JB will go soft and powdery when heat is applied and can be removed pretty easily, so I can't see that West System would be any different, and probably not as good.
AFAIK, there isn't an Epoxy available that will handle higher temps, or that won't break down when exposed to high temp, so I think you're making assumptions about the West Epoxy that aren't right.
Didn't someone already point out a picture of a Durham board with the Epoxy removed anyway ?
Nope, no one has been able to de-goop this one yet. Must be because the epoxy used for gooping is so easliy removed.