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Old 22 April 2003, 05:28   #1
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Spray on selant

Hi guys I have been having problems with water getting into my HT leads on my car and my mechanic suggested a spray on selant. This stuf you can get in a can from Hal fords. On the can It says for electrical, battery terminals and switch mechanisms simple spray on. It keeps out petrol oil and water and dries clear. Any one got any reason why this stuff would not work on a boat and keep salt out of all the wiring ect.

Could this be the end of salt in connections, green wires and lose conections.
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Be careful that it does not melt all the rubber seals that the engine manufature has spent thousands of pounds developing to keep the water out. Alan P
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Old 22 April 2003, 08:02   #3
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have not put it on yet was waiting on any comments if anyone has done this before. On the can It says that it can go on rubber and plastic and can stand extreen heat changes. I was thinking of doing the battery terminals and the switch connector for the bilge pump and see how it works first.
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I tried this stuff years ago when I was doing a lot of off-roading in an old Land Rover. Was never very impressed with is as the results were marginal, and it was almost impossible to get off again.

It might be worth a try on wiring that is permanent, but I would stick to using grease for battery terminals, and nothing at all (shouldn't need it anyway) on the HT leads for an outboard.

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For a moment I thought this thread was about a windy day's boating round by the Isle of Wight!!

Keith (spray on solent) Hart

PS Sorry to degenerate this thread but I'm off to Scotland tomorrow and I'm a bit demob happy....
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