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Maintenance Q & A — December 2004
By Capt. Ken Kreisler


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PMY Tries…Star brite’s Liquid Electrical Tape
 


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When it comes to outfitting my onboard toolbox, one key tool is a tube or can of Star brite’s Liquid Electrical Tape. When used properly, this product offers the best way to ensure solid, durable electrical connections. It forms a protective dielectric coating that seals out moisture, preventing corrosion.

First remove any corrosion, and strip back the insulation to clean and bright wire before ap­plying it. If you are using the brush-on version, apply enough Liquid Electrical Tape to cover the connection, and let the product dry for about five minutes. If you want a thicker seal, you can apply a second coat. If you’re using the tube, merely squeeze it on to the desired thickness and allow it to dry.

Star brite’s Liquid Electrical Tape comes in five colors; black, red, green, white, and clear. You can purchase it at most marine stores for about $6 to $7. —K.K.

Star brite ( (800) 327-8583. www.starbrite.com.

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This article originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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