[TowerTalk] Scotchkote and Liquid Tape

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC@aol.com
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 09:01:36 EST

In a message dated 98-11-03 05:27:53 EST, tleaf@hotmail.com writes:

> I use Liquid Tape for some sealing jobs.  
>  Is it equivalent to Scotchkote?
       What kind of sealing jobs?

       After observing the results of Scotchkote left exposed to UV over
several years (it dries up and flakes off), I would recommend using Liquid
Electrical Tape as the final coating on a coax joint. LET is UV resistant. 

      My 3M catalog says that Scotchkote "provides a tough, oil resistant
outer seal on electrical insulation. Use for splices on underwater cables or
in high moisture applications". It doesn't say anything about its UV
tolerance. I think that it was designed primarily for buried applications. 

      Champion Radio Products carries both.

Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC

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