According to the SteppIR manual:
"In the event you require more silicone wrap, Home Depot carries Model
HTP-1010 Gardner Bender Silicone Rubber Fusion Tape in their electrical
department, UPC code: 032076560102; Radio Shack and Wal-Mart are authorized
retailers fro the brand we buy, Tommy Tape. You can also purchase extra
from us, at $7 per 20 foot roll".
By the way, I was less impressed with the tape when I peeled it off 18
months later than I was when I first put it on. It seemed like a nice
sealer when I put it on. After baking in the sun during that time, it
seemed to lack the tightness and adherence that it had originally.
I had started using it all over the place. After seeing it 18 months later,
I am now back to Plasti-Dip or Coax Seal (placed on top of electrical tape
to make it easier to remove).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Dutson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor connector waterproofing?
> This reminded me of another option. Lately I have been using one layer of
> 88 and another layer of rubber fusion tape. This is the tape used to seal
> the fiberglass joints on a SteppIR Yagi. I purchased my tape off the
> Internet. So far it has been holding up quite nicely.
> 73, Keith NM5G
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of JC Smith
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 3:18 PM
> To: K7LXC@aol.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; WW5L@gte.net
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor connector waterproofing?
> You could use Scotch 88 then Scotchcote then another layer of 88. I did
> that to "repair" (more like "replace"... they were really shot) the
> trap caps on an old HyGain tribander and it's still good after 10+ years.
> However, for removable connection covers I would prefer 88 followed by
> Scotch 23 (rubber splicing tape) and then another 88.
> 73 - JC, K0HPS
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