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Waterproof your connectors

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Subject: Waterproof your connectors
From: (Stan Griffiths)
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 1996 03:56:00 -0700 (PDT)
>     You are headed in the right direction but please DO NOT PUT Coax-Seal
>directly on your connectors.  You cannot ever remove it and you will have to
>cut the connector off if you ever plan on using it again in the future.
> Coax-Seal is one of the worst products ever perpetrated on the amateur radio
>market.  Professional antenna riggers use a real butyl rubber that will peel
>off of the connector, revealing not only a waterproof joint but like new
>hardware underneath.  CoaxSeal will not do that.  This material is referred
>to as "vapor wrap" and provides a moisture barrier to coax connector joints.
> In addition, the CoaxSeal will harden and crack over time when exposed to
>direct sunlight and weather.

It has been a while since I did this, but I think Coax Seal dissolves pretty
well in gasoline.  If you really wanted to salvage a connector with Coax
Seal on it, I recommend trying to wash it with gasoline and then wash the
gasoline off with something else like alcohol.  Careful!  Gasoline explodes
and burns like crazy.


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