A topic of using moongel for vibration isolation pops up from time to time, so I decided to take a shoot at it. The gel pads themselves, judging from it's properties, seems very well suited for the job (absorbing vibration), with one exception: how to mount anything to it?
Things I have tried that don't work:
* direct placement on balsa - doesn't stick
* direct placement on plastic - doesn't stick
* 3M dual-lock tape, sticky side - doesn't stick . If pressure is applied for a longer time, it reacts with the glue on the tape and makes the glue layer peel off, leaving a smooth, non-stick tape.
* 3M high performance dual sided tape (stinks as hell, but is very strong for many things) - doesn't stick. Apply pressure for a longer time - no effect.
* Araldite 5 minutes and "Araldite precision" 60 minute epoxy - sticks a bit but peels off easily
* RS acetoxy silicone rubber - moongel stops the silicone from setting altogether, and also doesn't stick to a half-set silicone rubber
So, the moongel looks like a briliant vibration absorbing material, but I just can't mount it on my quad!
I'll still try with Cyanoacrylate (i just ran out of), maybe tomorrow, but i don't hold high hopes for it after seeing what the moongel did to the silicone rubber.
Putting a screw trough it doesn't solve the problem, because then the vibration would be transfered trough a screw . . .
Edited by Jurek, 11 August 2012 - 07:08 PM.