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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-19-2001, 09:09 PM
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Water proofing the electrical

I am in the process of building one good zuk from two ok Zuk’s and would like the board’s experience again. What is the best way to waterproof the electrical connections? I know there is spray and grease type of products available. Who has had good, or bad, luck with what products? Thanks for you time and effort.

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Re: Water proofing the electrical

i used to use dielectrical grease goop in all my bikes n quads when i was still racing em. never had any probs with it. dont have any experience with sprays though.
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Re: Water proofing the electrical

My experience with waterproofing electrical connections is that water always seems to make it's way in but gets trapped and corrodes the connecting. If it's somewhere where it may be submerged, I'd waterproof it. Under they hood and such where it's just an occasional splash, I wouldn't worry about waterproofing. It's usually not the water that causes the problems, it's the corrosion from the water sitting there.

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Re: Water proofing the electrical

I use play-dooh like stuff call duct seal to insulate & keep
connection from water and 21% O2 present in earth air that
causes copper, alum and lead oxidation.

Easy to remove or take it back off to get to connection
for testing. For what it does 4 pound bag is dirt cheap
from electrical supply house or farm or hardware store.


Kind'a neat stuff 1000 use's for it once get know it.




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