Water Protection with Liquid Tape for Ham Radio Mobiles

November 3, 2019 posted by


So regulars to the channel will know that
we’ve installed a lovely hf set at TS2000 into the car a lot of hard work a lot of
graft going to this but I’m worried about water damage particularly where I’ve put the ground bonding for the HF antennas so particularly here I mean
imagine if I get water in here because you know it could drip down the
coax and all sorts of things now somebody mentioned there’s a product on the
market called liquid tape so I got that from Amazon in fact just turned up today
this is it – it smells a bit like PVA glue it’s quite nice smell I didn’t want to
taste it or anything but now maybe I should have roughed this area up because
it will peel off really easy to be honest but I just covered anything that
could have water damage with this stuff and that’s the other side of the car as
well done because I’ve got two aerials you see and then it was a bit cold bit
damp today use my hot air gun not it too intensely I just heated up and applied a
bit more so hopefully that will at least you know cut down on potential water
damage even if the car doesn’t rust away is gonna be handy .. look I missed a bit there – and then while I was at it I just tidied up the coax installed to the to
these mounts here it’s all very neat inside you know now listen if you enjoy
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21 Comments

21 Replies to “Water Protection with Liquid Tape for Ham Radio Mobiles”

  1. derek menzies says:

    hi a storm passed thru here las night the pole fell ahd hit a small tree result pole broken can i buy another just the pole cheers F5vcr Derek

  2. Jonathan Magee says:

    Would you need to do all the exposed braid to stop water wicking through it?

  3. LB6CG Thode says:

    Nice work calum… Lovley install so all thumbs up…

  4. Richard Powell says:

    A nice tidy job there Cal ๐Ÿ‘

  5. vauxhallmechanic says:

    Surely grounding the radio chassis would have the same effect?

  6. yotubeurk says:

    You can use Plasti Dipยฎ vloeibare rubber

  7. Sam Glaim says:

    Looking good ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. jacknifedbl says:

    I have used this product for years in the oil field for connections i had to have water tight….even in a high vibration and high dust environment and the water all over everything it holds….acid wont even penetrate it! Even 15% hydrochloric acid !!

  9. Gerry Gee says:

    Spot of vaseline does the same…

  10. katmanclancy says:

    Cool Calum! You could cami those wires in there with a little paint maybe… Or not but the whole thing turned out really well!

  11. G1WHP says:

    Liquid Tape….. very useful ๐Ÿ‘

  12. NICKGAR7 says:

    Good job Cal

  13. David Browne says:

    Hi Calum
    Great videos,
    I also have a TS2000, but not in my car,
    I have changed the rear rs232 port to a usb port, cost is about ยฃ15 from rs components, you need a good solder sucker,
    But to save you doing this you could get a plug in rs232 to bluetooth converter you can get from eBay .it has a usb socket for the 5v power/ charging, and it has a battery with it,
    I have used this board with the TS 2000 so I could control it with my android phone,
    And it works very well,
    So you could use this with your laptop, to save you running another cable,
    Thanks Dave Browne 2E0DMB

  14. David J. Wilcox says:

    Where have you been all these years? Under a rock? I thought every ham radio buff would have this in his tool box. I have both black and red liquid tape. It also comes as โ€œPlastidipโ€ a product to dip the handles of tools into to give them an insulating coating. It works great. I have had the same bottles for years. If it starts to dry out or thicken with age thin it with lacquer thinner. I use it on everything, well not on my morning toast. I enjoy your videos. Keep it up.

    Thanks. Dave K8WPE since 1960.

  15. Bridge289 says:

    Thanks for the product information, very interesting looks like Marmite.

  16. Joe - WJ0YFL says:

    Used liquid tape in the Air Force about 30 years ago. Was stationed on the Gulf Coast of Florida, so lots of potential for corrosion from saltwater. Liquid tape worked like a champ, even on antenna tower platforms fifty miles offshore.

    Admit it. You enjoyed getting a new toy in the post. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  17. Scotscan says:

    Looking like a lovely install. Look forward to seeing some QSOs in the future.

  18. Dee Nunya says:

    Have to give a update at some time Cal , better or no better than heat Shrink or Amalgamating Jobby ๐Ÿ‘

  19. Colin Cofield says:

    Liking all these tidbits of information.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  20. VY2MI Chris says:

    Great work on the install but I wonder how the coax is going to take the 100 watts from the radio on h.f. I thought that type of coax was for higher power applications.

  21. Alan Jones says:

    Got my liquid tape 3 yrs ago from Sotabeams. Brilliant stuff. Wanted to move a connection this year and had a devil of a job getting it off connection box. No sign of damage though out in all weathers.

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