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PostSubject: Liquid tape   October 14th 2011, 3:29 am

Where can you get liquid tape? Would I use it very much?
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PostSubject: Re: Liquid tape   October 14th 2011, 5:58 am

Most electrical supply store should have it. I've used it on several projects, but didn't really care much for it. It's nice in tight spaces where it's hard to get tape on. The liquid goes on fairly thin, so I don't trust it unless it's built up with a few coats. I'd rather just use tape or heat shrink, that way I know it's well insulated & don't have to wait for it dry.
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PostSubject: Re: Liquid tape   October 14th 2011, 11:19 am

Thanks Dave, is electrical tape ok to use,i was not sure?
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PostSubject: Re: Liquid tape   October 14th 2011, 12:47 pm

Electrical tape is is fine in most cases, it's quick, easy and effective. The downside is that after a few years, tape can dry out and become brittle, especially in a high heat environment (like inside of a tube radio). It will also leave everything a sticky mess if you ever have to remove it. I use heat shrink in my radios because it lasts longer, looks better and if I ever have to work on it again, I won't have glue all over my fingers.
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PostSubject: Re: Liquid tape   October 15th 2011, 9:08 am

One thing that Liquid tape is good for is weatherproofing RF connectors. Apply first then use a double back electrical tape over the connectors. The Navy used this method for outside antennas.

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PostSubject: Re: Liquid tape   October 17th 2011, 5:59 am

Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Liquid tape   August 3rd 2012, 10:56 pm

I just found out that liquid tape is WAY Cheaper at a home DIY big box store, rather than buying the GC small glass bottle of it.
I got almost 3-4 times tha amount at less than 1/2 the price the local electronic parts wholesaler is getting for it.
Also it comes in a bigger METAL can- not the glass bottle that can break when you drop it or easily get knocked over on your bench ruining a bunch of stuff. ....DON'T ASK Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Liquid tape   August 27th 2012, 2:43 am

Harbor Freight sells it cheap too and in different colors. While I wouldn't use it for any radio work, I do often use it outdoors for antennas. Works great for insulating dipole center connections and for sealing antenna wires in places where I've had to lengthen them. Once I was weed eating and nicked the outer jacket of a coax, just the outer cover. The liquid tape worked great for that and it's held up real well over the past few years, even in the hot Florida sun. No electrical tape could have held up under those conditions. So, liquid tape does have some advantages.

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PostSubject: Re: Liquid tape   August 27th 2012, 3:59 am

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Harbor Freight sells it cheap too and in different colors. While I wouldn't use it for any radio work, I do often use it outdoors for antennas. Works great for insulating dipole center connections and for sealing antenna wires in places where I've had to lengthen them. Once I was weed eating and nicked the outer jacket of a coax, just the outer cover. The liquid tape worked great for that and it's held up real well over the past few years, even in the hot Florida sun. No electrical tape could have held up under those conditions. So, liquid tape does have some advantages.
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PostSubject: Re: Liquid tape   August 5th 2013, 3:59 pm

I just bought a 4-oz. container of Liquid Tape (now a product of GB, formerly of Permatex). The price at my local Walmart was $4.44, plus 27 cents Michigan state sales tax. At my local hardware store the identical item costs almost $8.00, plus almost 48 cents tax. Yes, Walmart does have "always lowest price."
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