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Repairability of Gels

Repairability

In the manufacture of electronic devices, it is often desirable to salvage or rework damaged or defective units. Gels can be manually removed to allow repairs. Removal can be assisted using Dow Corning® OS Fluids or other solvents to swell the gel to make it easier to remove the gel. The swelled gel can then be removed, repair work done and the area repotted with new gel.  Softer gels have the unique ability to self heal. Over a period of time the knit line in the gel will disappear and the gel cannot be separated without tearing the gel.

In addition, if only one component needs to be replaced, a soldering iron may be applied directly through the gel to remove the component. After the repair is completed, the area should be cleaned and repotted with fresh gel.

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  1. Gels Tutorial


  2. Key Gel Characteristics


  3. Gel Applications


  4. Specialty Gels


  5. Basics of Processing


  6. Curing Methods


  7. Repairability of Gels


  8. Packaging and Storage Considerations


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