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Adhesive to handle extreme cold, but one I can melt at about 75C

Adhesive to handle extreme cold, but one I can melt at about 75C

Adhesive to handle extreme cold, but one I can melt at about 75C

(OP)
I have a RF cable placed inside a tube which blind mates with the mating connector located on a back wall, and It's difficult to secure the cable, I can only push it in, no mechanical connection other than tynes and spring blindmate contact. I don't want the cable to move during travel. I'm handcuffed with solutions.
RF cables that blind mate bounce around.
I'd like to add adhesive/epoxy/RTV in the tube to stabilize the RF cable at it's mating connector.
One thought is foam in place, or RTV in place, or ? you suggest.

We need to remove this cable, and the added foam/RTV/? for depot repair occasionally.
Our max temp isn't too high, maybe 70C.
So if material flows, and rehardens, that might be acceptable.

Suggestions?

RE: Adhesive to handle extreme cold, but one I can melt at about 75C

Hot melt glue.

RE: Adhesive to handle extreme cold, but one I can melt at about 75C

If the objective is to prevent movement rather than provide mechanical bond, would a wax or gel be an option?

RE: Adhesive to handle extreme cold, but one I can melt at about 75C

(OP)
Objective is to prevent movement.
In a former company's warning letter, all blindmate connections should be staked with epoxy.
I'm under the impression that epoxy is very difficult to remove from a tube. I wish to use heat to soften the material so that I can pull the blindmate cable out, partially clean out the tube, then replace the cable. Using a chemical to melt the adhesive material is a thought, though a chemical to melt the adhesive and vacuum out is an option.

Yes, a gel or glue would work. I assume Hot melt glue is good at extreme cold? or does it crack?
I'll be doing vibrational experiments under temperature and will need to evaluate a few adhesives.

I know of one adhesive called "liquid nails", which melts at 200F. Not sure it has cold strength though. I wouldn't want the adhesive to crack at extreme cold.

Thanks for the inputs, and any more you can suggest.

RE: Adhesive to handle extreme cold, but one I can melt at about 75C

What does "extreme cold" mean to you?

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