RTV alias Silicon Sealant


From: N5EM@aol.com
Date: Tue Aug 08 1995 - 20:42:15 EDT


How embarassing. 30+ years a ham, am. extra, and I didn't know about
corrosive RTV. Guess I got lucky all these years smearing it onto connectors
and potting toroids. Guess I never actually got it on the bare wire. It
always did tast terrible when I got it on my hands.

So, today I went to the ultimate radio parts store. (Now I know I told you
about City Electronic Supply in Houston before :^| )


Innerbond C-955 Clear Electrical Sealant

On the tube is says "Innerbond C-955 is a one-component, ready-to-use,
non-slumping silicone adhesive/sealant that cures to a tough, rubbery solid
when exposed to moisture in the air. It is non-acetic, non-corosive general
purpose sealant. C-955 is specifically designed for corrosion-sensitive
electrical and electronic equipment".

Clearly, one must have a "non-slumping" sealant!

This stuff is distributed by:

Inland Packaging, Inc.
P.O. Box 644 (42702)
209 Peterson Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Phone: (502) 737-6757 KY
            (800) 626-4403 Outside KY

It can be ordered from City Electronic Supply (713) 663-6066

Cost is $ 5.75 for a 2.8 oz. tube (about 6 inches long x 1.5 inches dia.)

Shipping for one tube would be about $4 but that would probably cover the
shipment of several tubes if a group got together and ordered them. The
distributor would probably only ship a case quantity and who knows what kind
of minimum order.

So there. Now you know what to look for and if you absolutely cannot find it
anywhere, a place to order it. What more can you ask for? A free tube? Get
a life.

Ed Manuel, N5EM

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