Skotchkote is expensive! Waterproofing Electronics

Discussion in 'Electrical & Radio' started by JustinScott, Mar 26, 2023.

  1. JustinScott

    JustinScott Well-Known Member

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    A can is like $50 these days!

    What are you guys using to waterproof you electronics?
     
  2. Beaver

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    E6000 or epoxy potting. Both work great.
     
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  3. Kotori87

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    I bought a bottle of acrylic-based surface sealant a while ago on Amazon, and it hasn't run out yet. Great for circuitboards, receivers, etc. Basically 90% of stuff that needs waterproofing. Not great for anything that needs to flex, like servo wires. That's what skotchkote is for.
     
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    I print a tray thats big enough for the board/device/whatever and deep enough to 100% cover any bits. Then I brick it in epoxy as @Beaver said. I stuff my receivers with E6000.
     
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    I use acrylic conformal coating on exposed boards and pot my receivers in epoxy.
     
  6. JustinScott

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    Thanks guys! I’ll dig into this these options on the weekend.