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Author Topic: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires  (Read 525 times)

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Offline Hailstone

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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 02:58:33 pm »
According to the product description on ebay it is a dielectric material, so it is not conductive as such

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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 03:00:52 pm »
It's conductive ...............?
I sincerely hope not as I use it to insulate decoder wires and other stuff.
You will find it is a good insulator.

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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 10:30:01 pm »
 :thankyousign:Oops.  :confusedsign:Must have read it wrong. However some Americans do use it for traction tires. Wondered if it is an alternative...

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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 05:32:54 am »
However some Americans do use it for traction tires. Wondered if it is an alternative...
Well it is certainly goopy and rubbery so may be ok.  I there a "how-to" from USA?
I know I would make a mess trying to apply it to wheels as I generally make a bit of a mess getting it to coat a solder joint.

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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 08:21:36 am »
I would imagine you would have trouble applying it evenly enough. Good chance you'll end up with wobbly wheels...
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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 10:33:53 am »
You would be much better off with bullfrog snot

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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 10:06:51 pm »
You will get wobbly wheels with Bullfrog snot - been there, thrown the pot away!
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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 08:21:42 am »
You won't get wobbly wheels if you do it right

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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 01:17:24 pm »
I use a slightly different one called "Liquid Tape" for a lot of jobs, but I do not think it would work on wheels very well...

When I use a small brush to get it into tiny places, it tends to go on very watery, and not put a very good layer on, it basically needs a bit of a "Gloop" of stuff to allow it to spread out and do it's thing. It is designed for gravity to help it flow, so you would need to find a way of keeping the wheels slowly turning until it dried.

Another problem would be, it's designed to be fairly easily removable again, if you need to re-work the joint, so I don't think it will stick to the smooth surface of the wheel very well either.

There is another product I saw once, designed that you dip the handle of tools, like pliers and cutters into it, and then allow it to dry, repeating a couple of times, and this puts an insulating grippy surface on the tool handle, which is a lot harder wearing. Never used it though, so not sure what it would be like to apply to wheels, and for metal you would need a primer..

What about this stuff...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-oz-PERFORMIX-Rerack-Vinyl-Rack-Repair-White-Plasti-Dip-Rubber-Coating-630076-/130911034800?hash=item1e7ae7ddb0:g:z64AAOxyVaBS-j~D
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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 02:09:09 pm »
It all seems a bit of a faff when it's not difficult to find proper traction tyres.  There's usually a useful selection on ebay.  I keep various sizes in my spares box, and to be honest I don't have to dip into them very often - mostly if I get hold of a second-hand model that's been abused.
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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2017, 06:11:55 pm »
It all seems a bit of a faff when it's not difficult to find proper traction tyres.  There's usually a useful selection on ebay.  I keep various sizes in my spares box, and to be honest I don't have to dip into them very often - mostly if I get hold of a second-hand model that's been abused.

Hurrah - common sense! All these gloopy substances are just obtuse solutions to by far the simplest - buy some tyres!

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Re: Liquid electrical tape - traction tires
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2017, 08:09:06 pm »
Bullfrog snot is easy to apply and done correctly there is no wobble at all and is virtually invisible.

 

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