In a message dated 8/10/2006 11:03:25 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> I also use Scotch 88, but usually coat it with Scotchcote, which
supposedly forms such a vapor and water barrier that you could lay the
cable and connector underwater and not have water penetration.
Well, that's what it's designed for and it works great for buried
applications. Unfortunately it's very poor in UV (outdoor) environments and
up and flakes off after a year or two. The same with Liquid Electrical Tape.
Professional installers sometimes use clear acrylic spray paint as the
fourth and final layer on an outdoor coax connector. The first 3 layers are
tape, vapor wrap and another layer of tape.
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