Liquid Electrical Tape - brush on insulation
With the high price of coaxial cable and antennas can you afford not protect your investment with this great product? Dries in minutes and is impervious to water.
Stocked in response to customer demand!
G-QRP Reflector - 18 August 2007
If any of you are thinking about getting some liquid tape off Richard.... Do so!! I can only say 'it's superb!'...
FAST AND PERMANENT REPAIRS ON WIRES AND CONNECTIONS AND MORE...!
Liquid Electrical Tape is an air-dried, synthetic rubber coating that can be brushed on and exhibits excellent moisture, acid, alkaline, abrasion, and dielectric resistance.
Offers far more efficient sealing than sticky cable seals and tape. Perfect for quick access and portability! Great for sealing all antenna connections. The coating is flexible making it ideal for use on portable antenna connections. Tests we have done show that the product, unlike many other sealants, does not affect the Q of toroids used at HF - it has good dielectric properties and low losses.
Liquid Electrical Tape remains flexible even under extreme conditions and won't crack, harden, or peel.
Electrically insulates to over 1380volts/ml.
Liquid Electrical Tape is excellent for use in a variety of applications including electrical connections and components for boats, trailers, cars and lorries, timers, outdoor wiring, instruments, computers, circuit boards, switches, radio antennas, and many more. Easily removed from non-porous surfaces.
Supplied in a 4 fl.oz (118ml) container, with applicator brush mounted in the lid. Colour - Black. One can contains enough Liquid Tape for dozens of connections.
Use on Aerials
Have you ever felt that your aerial system is not performing quite as well as it used to? Maybe the beacons are just a little weaker or the DX is that much more difficult to work? One common reason for such observations is getting water inside your feeder cable. Rainwater will leak in wherever it can and few sealing methods offer good long-term protection. The design of coaxial cable is such that it draws water in by capillary action. The water can then corrode the wires inside the coax, it also degrades the dielectric performance - increasing losses - sometimes dramatically. Meanwhile back in the shack often all appears well. Increased cable losses make the SWR of aerials look better, but your power is not being radiated, it's heating up the inside of your damp cable. As often as not, water ingress goes un-noticed until water drips out of the cable inside your shack. In the meantime you have been using a radio system that has been below par for months or even years.
Liquid Tape is the answer! This product is easily painted onto all types of electrical joints using the brush applicator within the can. It dries in just a few minutes leaving a low-loss, flexible and impervious coating on your cable. No more water ingress! A single 118ml can contains enough of the product for dozens of connections!
Liquid Electrical Tape is potentially harmful to health. It must be used only as indicated on the pack. Wear impervious gloves and eye protection when using this product. Use in a well ventilated area. Store away from children. Download the product safety data sheet here.
Once fully dry, no special handing or precautions are required.
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This is my third purchase and is my sole product for sealing and waterproofing aerial connection joints. Two or three coats over a PVC tape joint cover is a perfect seal for the life of the cable and aerial.
I heard good things about this and so bought myself a jar. I'm glad I did - it's great stuff. I wanted to weatherproof a new quarter wave ground plane antenna that I'd just built. It goes on as thick as tar but is dry to touch in about 10 minutes. A couple of coats and it completely seals like a seamless piece of heat-shrink tubing that moulds to whatever shape you spread it on. You get a really professional looking job but more importantly it gives insulation and weather-proofing. I'll certainly be buying another jar soon!
Does the job very well, but can be a little messy if you are not carefull. Once opened it has a fairly limitted shelf life.
does exactly what is says on the label great stuff 5*
Got introduced to this in Germany whilst working with our American cousins and have been itching for a reason to get some for my personal use! That use was sealing and providing some anti-chafing for model servo wires where they exit the case, which it did perfectly and now I have to think up of some other reasons to use it 'cos it's brills!!
Use with care, but works very well, and lasts.
Requires a re-coat to get a good thickness of insulation, but generally seems to be a good product. Yet to see if it keeps out rain, as we have had little rainfall in the south.
Excellent sealant and perhaps most important - the same dielectrical characteristics as air so it will not detune your design when weatherproofing it.
I used the liquid tape to waterproof I recently purchased Sotabeam trap kits for a 3 band vertical antenna project. Not only was it easy to apply on the traps, but very importantly it didn't detune them. Also used the liquid tape for sealing the connection box and coax connections. Ideal!!
As they say,you get what you pay for. Easy to apply with supplied brush,and lasts longer if kept in a cool place.Recommended.