Liquid electrical tape

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by 60103, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Can anyone tell me if Liquid Electrical Tape really exists? I saw references to it somewhere, but the local hardware stores give me funny looks when I ask about it.
    Who makes it?
    Who sells it?
    Is it available/legal in Canada?
  2. Pete

    Pete Member

    It does...try back in the automotive section of WallyWorld or Canadian Tire, should be around the headlights and driving lights toward the electric connectors. Brand name I got from them is Starbrite.
  3. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Ok, this is off subject, but another use for hot melt glue is to replace electrical tape. It's prob. not UL appoved, but works for me. FRED
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Probably doesn't need UL or CSA if it is used on low voltage circuits. I've never tried either liquid tape or hot melt for connections, but I would guess that the liquid tape would be a bit more pliable. But hey, if you stick the joint to the backboard while it's still soft, you shouldn't have to tack the wires down afterwards...:D :D
  5. chipmonk

    chipmonk Member

    well if it helps i work at a hardware store and we carry liquid electrical tape not sure on the brand or price but i can might want to try looking at home depot

    The stuff deffinatly exists

    anyway hope this helps
  6. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    I have a can in my hand right now. Called "Star brite Liquid Electrical Tape". I have used it to paint over several solder joints and it works great. One thing. When you take the cap off there is a brush attached to the inside. scrape off as much as you can on the top of the can or it will drip all over and it is very hard to remove.
  7. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    harbor freight if you have them there carries it in several colors;)
  8. CSX6638

    CSX6638 Member

    You should be able to find it in any marine supply store, I have a can that I use for electrical connections on my boat, it forms a protective dielectric coating, seals out moisture and prevents corrosion. Mine is called Bow t' Stern, liquid electrical tape.
  9. stary

    stary Member

  10. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Ace Hardware carries red, black and white, under the GB label.
  11. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah


    Thanks for the suggestions.
    I found it in the auto department at WalMart. I'll buy a tin after my pension check comes in.
  12. Jodam

    Jodam Member

    In a pinch Neutral cure silicone or raiding the Wifes Nail polish are both good insulators.
    The nail polish is also excellent to stop srews and nuts vibrating loose.

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