Could conformal coating affect the properties of an inductor by adhering to its windings?
Context and problem:
I have a simple boost regulator circuit based around the TPS61230 IC. It has a handful of SMD resistors and capacitors and one largish SMD inductor (http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Bourns/SRU1028-1R0Y/?qs=%2fha2pyFaduga8qwkov01I2ofW5jqNjYb0PGY4sjOrrG99%2faGtQIpWg%3d%3d).
The circuit worked fine when I built it up, but I decided to conformal coat it to protect it before installing in the final product. Since I conformal coated it I'm not longer getting my 5 V on the output and instead when powered there's a -0.5 output voltage which then goes to zero. I can't see how the conformal coating could affect the rest of the circuit, but the inductor has openings on the top which my conformal coating spray probably got into.
The question I have is how might the spray have affected the properties of the inductor to cause this behavior? Is this the likely problem? I don't have any extra inductors so am trying to hone in on the issue before ordering more.