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I recently installed heated grips on the SV. I had to cut the loom around the ignition wiring to tie in the power supply. I taped everything up using electrical tape, but the wiring is still somewhat exposed to the elements. I ride in the rain fairly often and don't want the wiring to short-out.

I can't really use regular heat-shrink tubing because of where the power wire splits off and the terminals under the tape. Is there anything out there in a sheet (or similar) that I can wrap around everything, then use a heat gun to bond it in place? Any other options?
 

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Yup the self fusing or self vulcanizing tape is good. One can also find liquid 'electrical tape' at most hardware stores. It's a thickish liquid that dries in to a flexible insulating coating. Godo for odd shapes, nooks, or the backs of circuit boards.
 

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Thanks guys, I'll check it out! [thumbsup]

Can I apply either of these over the pvc electrical tape I already have in place?
 

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Count Desmo said:
Thanks guys, I'll check it out! [thumbsup]

Can I apply either of these over the pvc electrical tape I already have in place?
I would pull it off, you want the rubber stuff wil adhere directly to the wiring. Which is what you want.
 

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yuu said:
One can also find liquid 'electrical tape' at most hardware stores. It's a thickish liquid that dries in to a flexible insulating coating. Godo for odd shapes, nooks, or the backs of circuit boards.
+1..good luck ;D
 

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good advice here, definitely take the stuff you put on there off now before it turns into a really gooey mess and go grab some rubber electrical tape or friction tape to do the wrap

I wouldn't recommend the liquid stuff, I've used it on numerous applications and it just doesn't hold up well...
 

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There is a German company called Wurth, (umlauts over the U please , but my keyboard does not have them) which makes all kinds of cool sprays. Aluminum paint, electrical contact spray, contact cleaners, etc. I have used them with great success. They might have something for your application.

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CAG said:
There is a German company called Wurth, (umlauts over the U please , but my keyboard does not have them) which makes all kinds of cool sprays. Aluminum paint, electrical contact spray, contact cleaners, etc. I have used them with great success. They might have something for your application.

CAG
Except Wurth (with the funny dots) only sells to industry and shops. He will find what he needs at Home Depot. Lowes or an Eletronics parts shop.
 

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Except Wurth (with the funny dots) only sells to industry and shops. He will find what he needs at Home Depot. Lowes or an Eletronics parts shop.
Not true - if you do some hunting around online you can get Wurth products as a regualr Joe Consumer. I've got a couple cans of various Wurth goops at home. You might nto be able to get the full product line, but it can be found.
 

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yuu said:
Not true - if you do some hunting around online you can get Wurth products as a regualr Joe Consumer. I've got a couple cans of various Wurth goops at home. You might nto be able to get the full product line, but it can be found.
If thats true I stand corrected. Ive worked in Auto shops for going on 25 years and have used Wurth and Wizer products. They usually dont sell retail.

If you have to go searching for it then how convenient is it ;)

The 3M stuff is readily availible.
 

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If thats true I stand corrected. Ive worked in Auto shops for going on 25 years and have used Wurth and Wizer products. They usually dont sell retail.

If you have to go searching for it then how convenient is it ;)

The 3M stuff is readily availible.
It's just a bit hard to find... you need to search on a specific product to find any good stores that carry Wurth products. And they tend to be smaller, car botique/tuner sites. Not the big sites. I searched for Wurth HHS and got:

http://www.focussport.com/wurth.htm

http://www.carcareonline.com/
 

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yuu said:
It's just a bit hard to find... you need to search on a specific product to find any good stores that carry Wurth products. And they tend to be smaller, car botique/tuner sites. Not the big sites. I searched for Wurth HHS and got:

http://www.focussport.com/wurth.htm

http://www.carcareonline.com/
Ok, but why if need something such as a roll of tape would you order online, pay shipping, and then wait.

As I said its readily availible at most places. ;)
 

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I can vouch for www.carcareonline.com I have ordered from them in the past. They carry all the 3-M stuff and most of the Wurth products. The guy who owns it is a Porsche guy for years. Quite helpful and friendly.

I mentioned the Wurth because it is good stuff and has worked for me.

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I've also used tool dip grip to do the same thing. Think stuff that dries to a rubbery coating. Found at most hardware and auto places. It's available ina few different colors generally too.
 

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The liquid tape is the best. Dielectric grease is for connections, not for covering wire.

I am looking for something to cover my PCIII wires. I don't love the exposed 24ga wires going to the injectors.
 
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