Liquid Tape

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Liquid Tape

Postby spookefoote1956 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:43 pm

I would like to recommend this product. I think it's the canine's sphericals. Performix Liquid Electrical Tape. Sometimes you just can't get heatshrink around a wire because of space limitations or you need to insulate terminals. I used this stuff this weekend and it is absolutely brill. Costs about 12 - 14 quid but a bottle will last yonks.

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Re: Liquid Tape

Postby Mick D » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:25 pm

Hi

Will it peel off if you need to do some repair work / alterations?

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Re: Liquid Tape

Postby Rob Harknett » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:13 pm

Not sure if it would act as a substitute for heat shrink sleeve. I could think of a few uses for it that would really just be a bodge, on a cable connection / joint etc. But such a fault should really be repaired or replaced properly. Using it to repair a bared wire would probably not be pass an electrical PAT test. One e bay seller is saying he is opening packets of the jars, to check the lids are tight. As he has had complaints they have leaked in transit.

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Re: Liquid Tape

Postby spookefoote1956 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:45 am

Scrape off with a sharp knife Mick.
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Re: Liquid Tape

Postby Rob Harknett » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:21 am

spookefoote1956 wrote:Scrape off with a sharp knife Mick.

But if you put where its difficult to get to, surely it will be more difficult to get to, to scrape off with a sharp knife.
Most of my bikes have mag ignition, with quite simple electric's. Easy to work on. Nothing that needs scraping off.
I recall one occasion it would have been handy to have had a bottle of it. My little Reliant car stopped in the far north of Denmark. I discovered I had left a wire untidy in the points I had replaced before setting off. A moving part had worn away insulation. I always carry a First Aid kit. Just a snip from a finger plaster soon covered the bared wire. Five minutes and I'm off again. A similar thing had happened to the rider of a modern bike I stopped for to see if I could help, He said got any insulation tape. I gave him a couple of finger plasters. He said one will do. I said well take two in case you cut a finger doing it. Much to the amusement to his mates.

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Re: Liquid Tape

Postby spookefoote1956 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:45 pm

Don't worry Rob it's not compulsory to buy it ;)
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Re: Liquid Tape

Postby Rob Harknett » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:06 pm

spookefoote1956 wrote:Don't worry Rob it's not compulsory to buy it ;)

I was not aware of it Chris, when I first saw it thought, that would be handy? Quite often I need to make new electrical connections which have a small length of sleeveing that covers a soldered connection. This sleeveing usually has to be cut off to remake the connection. I could use the liquid tape, but may not be so happy if I had to scrape off all traces of it to remake the connection again. In many cases a fair amount of heat is involved. So it would need to be quite heatproof. I do not really see much use for it on my bikes as I did see for general electrical items. Some of which do seem to have used liquid tape. At lease I now know its available. So no longer like a trade secret.

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