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Posted in response to Treatment method from Ward on January 26, 2012 at 23:03:23:

Re: Treatment method

Hi Ward,

Unless you have a means of injecting a stabilizer under pressure, I think you're going to have to slab the material before you can do much with it. Even with a pressure chamber I'm dubious about being able to "stabilize" the rough in the whole due to it's size and also the way crazy lace is so convoluted.

If I was going to try treating a slab, I'd try something like Epoxy 220 or Opticon, with both the slab and the stabilizer heated to dopping temperature to help thin the stabilizer for better penetration of the seams. If you don't seem to be getting enough penetration that way, you might also try thinning the stabilizer with acetone or some other solvent.

I haven't worked with Opticon all that much, but I have used heated and thinned Epoxy 220 to successfully seal fractures and pits in some materials. Good ventilation is a must while working with these materials of course.

Good luck and let us know your results.

From Bob Keller - January 26, 2012 at 23:31:55

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