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    Liquid Tape

    After reading a number of posts regarding electrical device add ons it was time to tackle this task.

    Looking at a number of options for splicing I concluded any wire that was spliced would be soldered, tapes and sprayed.

    While at walmart I came across this stuff
    http://www.plastidip.com/industrial_...cal_Insulation

    Goes on like spray paint and seems to provide a pretty good layer of protection

    Just wondering if anyone has experience with this stuff.



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    Yep, I bought the paint-on stuff for the 3 connections I had to make to install the FIC. Whomever invented that stuff should win some sort of prize.

    Mike

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    Yeah picked up the brush on and spray. The back of the switch box will be sprayed when all the connections are complete.

    The funny thing is I have been asking the boat stores and the electricians at work and the nion guys at the factory and they all looked at me as if I was a nut.

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    solder is misleading.

    It's like grade 8 bolts..the strongest. But don't use them on your hitch. Roller coasters don't have them either. With hardness(strength) comes brittleness. Hitches that break. Roller coasters get their safety factor by going up in size, but using a mallable grade 2 bolt...it withstands lots of vibration cycles.

    same with solder connections. Too brittle. Use butt splice connectors and then cover them in that cool dip you have. But the dip is messy so keep a rag under them and coat them twice so you get the mil thickness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruinsrme View Post
    After reading a number of posts regarding electrical device add ons it was time to tackle this task.

    Looking at a number of options for splicing I concluded any wire that was spliced would be soldered, tapes and sprayed.

    While at walmart I came across this stuff
    http://www.plastidip.com/industrial_...cal_Insulation

    Goes on like spray paint and seems to provide a pretty good layer of protection

    Just wondering if anyone has experience with this stuff.

    http://www.plastidip.com/inc/display...pg&w=250&h=250
    great stuff, I use the spray and liquid. Also they sell 3M heat shrink, which I usually use on all my electrical, after soldering of course, looks better than tape and is waterproof.

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    I work for a GM dealership and we use butt connectors that have a sealer built into them that activates when you apply heat, shrinks the tube and melts to the wire for a really good seal. Kinda pricey, but work really well. I used them when I added water injection to my GTX in 02, still corrosion free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsa View Post
    I work for a GM dealership and we use butt connectors that have a sealer built into them that activates when you apply heat, shrinks the tube and melts to the wire for a really good seal. Kinda pricey, but work really well. I used them when I added water injection to my GTX in 02, still corrosion free.
    Heat-seals are the shit!!!!

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