What kind of adhesive for floppy drive?

drlegendre . drlegendre at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 19:45:06 CDT 2015

Could it be one of those thick-bodied sealing lacquers, such as used to fix
trimmer controls in place, and so on? I've seen them in deep green, red and
a sort of amber color, but not blue.

I'm sure many of us are familiar with the material - it holds fasteners &
control shafts in place very well, but 'shatters' and falls away fairly
cleanly, once you give the treated part a good twist.

Glyptal is also used in those applications, but that material is typically
opaque and a burnt-orange color. It's also a lot tougher.

On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 5:22 AM, Pete Turnbull <pete at dunnington.plus.com>

> On 27/03/2015 02:27, Geoff Oltmans wrote:
>> I'm in the process of fixing a floppy drive mechanism. I had to
>> replace the heads on the drive with a NOS part and I need to re-glue
>> the head carriage assembly to the band that attaches to the head
>> stepper motor. The original adhesive is a clear blue glue of some
>> sort, I suppose similar to loctite.
> It's very unlikely to be cyanoacrylate.  "Clear blue" is typical of
> low-viscosity epoxy, such as used for optical fibre terminations or to coat
> or seal some types of composites.  It's often fairly hard or brittle.
> I'm surprised it's glued.  Not just screwed?
> --
> Pete
> Pete Turnbull

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