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TomB posted 12-04-2005 12:24 AM ET (US)   Profile for TomB   Send Email to TomB  
I'm mounting a Perko selector switch on the transom of my Montauk and am uncertain as to what would provide the best protection for the 1, 2 and Com terminals in back. It looks like some prefer dielectric grease and some like to use liquid tape. Would appreciate some guidance.

Thanks...Tom

bsmotril posted 12-04-2005 03:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
I like Liquid electrical tape for the screw terminals. Some say it is hard to remove such a connection. If so, they are putting it on way to thick. I use two coats, and never have a problem with just using a screw driver to back the screw out and break the bond of the sealant. Sometimes you may need to run the screwdriver blade crosswise through the slot so the blade can get a good bite in the slot. But, that is not usually the case if you use two coats. I use dielectric grease for plug connector contacts where the contact connectors are exposed and can't be sealed because it would insulate the connection when the plug was connected to the socket. BillS
TomB posted 12-04-2005 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for TomB  Send Email to TomB     
Thanks for your response. I was leaning towards liquid tape, but was hesitant for the reasons you mentioned.
Tom

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