Monday, February 21, 2011

Pastic Dip, liquid tape

I discovered recently a very convenient product, called "Plastic Dip", a Synthetic Rubber Coating. I used it on my T12FG to protect the soldering of the JETI module wires on the back of the trainer plug. According to the manufacturer website, Plasti Dip is a multi-purpose air dry, synthetic rubber coating that can be easily applied by spraying, brushing or dipping. Plasti Dip protective coating products resist moisture, acids, abrasion, corrosion, skidding/slipping, and provides a comfortable, controlled grip. It remains flexible, stretchy and will not become brittle or crack in extreme weather conditions



Plastic Dip exists in several color, dry in 30 minutes depending of the layer you apply. It also exist in Spay, but I have not tried. It is convenient for any application where a shrink tube cannot be used: On a surface, on a connector. It can be remove without trouble and without damaging parts.

Plastic dip is not cheap :(

About 17 euros for 100 g. But once again, this is very convenient, that's why I wanted to share the information with you all.

I found mine here.



2 comments:

  1. That's what Reto was talking about last fall. Looks really good and best use is to protect wing connectors (instead of using epoxy or hot glue).
    Gotta get some when I get a chance.

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  2. Just take care if you use it on a connector you often pull hardly for disconnecting (like the MPX plugs or dean T style power plugs. Since plastidip remains flexible, there's a little risk it peels off the connector while pushing or pulling. I got good results though when cleaning metallic parts with acetone to dissolve any grease/fat from fingerprints before applying plastidip.
    One mre comment: after about 4-5 months, my well sealed can of plastidip is perfectly intact! Since I use so little at a time to protect connectors or electric circuit boards, plastidip has a great longevity for the initial investment.
    Cheers. Reto

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