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RE: Silicone To Mount Diagonal Mirror?

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Posted by Jack McQuaide on June 19, 2000 00:59:58 UTC


I used Permatex silicone "gasket maker" for automobiles to mount my diagonal mirror to the holder. It is that real flexible blue silicone, that is easy to obtain at almost any auto shop. I found that as it is drying it does get very tacky, and when it is dry, it is alot more flexible than the silicone caulks. Seeing as I`m not putting alot of thickness, like you would when caulking a window, or bathroom tile, it doesnt have alot of room to flex, so I dont think movement is a problem with it. At least so far, the images I`ve gotten with my 6" scope are great. I havent star tested my optics yet, but, its kinda hard to get a good night to do that when you live close to Los Angeles.

Jack McQuaide

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