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Old Aug 20, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Yes the corners are the cutting edges.

WEST system epoxy I used is relatively low viscosity resin - thinner than glue. It is slow to cure also, so not ideal. I actually waited until it thickened a little before dipping because I didn't want the corners to drain off over the long cure period while it was hanging.

Fast hardening and lower viscosity would be better. Then the corners and flats would be more uniform in coating thickness. That means both more room for windings and more resin on corners.

The Harbor Freight powder and non-electrostatic methods sound really do-able and within reach for DIYers. Thanks for the great info!

(Have to admit, though, if I can avoid using thinners to remove windings in future by using heat (and the Harbor Freight plastic welder) I will.)
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