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    Best product to seal a coil?



    I used to use epoxy on the seams of my explorer coil but I'm guessing there is something better? Maybe a product to coat the entire thing?

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    if you want something to seal it, stay flexible and not peel off, try butyl rubber caulking. it will not harden, it won't make your fingers slick either. it also will not peel off without help. about the only place you can find it, is a real lumber yard, not lowe's, or ace hardware

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer
    if you want something to seal it, stay flexible and not peel off, try butyl rubber caulking. it will not harden, it won't make your fingers slick either. it also will not peel off without help. about the only place you can find it, is a real lumber yard, not lowe's, or ace hardware

    I'm actually looking for something that will harden and is definitely permanent. Even something I have to paint or spray on would be ok.... not really concerned what the coils looks like, just want them to last. They are the older style and not made anymore.

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    you can still use the butyl rubber, while it will stay flexible, it will be permanent and water/dust proof.
    if you put some on the bottom of the coil, you will not get that cover off

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    Bedliner spray

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    We used to make a wall around the coil with masking tape and pour a 1/4" layer of fiberglass resin in. When it got a little thin, rough it up with some 80 grit sandpaper and repour a thin layer of resin.

    If you have a skid plate get a can of Insul grip (of course in your favorite color) use a small paint brush to fill the seams between the coil & skid plate if you need to remove the skid plate later run an Xacto knife around the seam & remove it. Also helps keep the dust out.
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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    I second the bedliner spray recommendation. Take it by a place that does rhino liners and ask them to spray it when they do the next truck bed. Shouldn't cost much and is pretty much indestructible.
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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    Electrical contractors have a rubberized coating that they use to waterprof and weatherize underground electric splices.its tough but it can be removed if necessary, and is non conductive. There are different kinds, some stay gooey and some dry hard but rubbery. That may work. It comes in different quantities enough to dip the whole coil in. may be worth checking out AA

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    that reminds me, the also have liquid tape for electrical connections, that might work

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    Yea that would work too. AA

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    Iron Patch,

    I have never tried what you are suggesting.

    Are you sure you want a permanent, hardening seal? What will you do if the coil cracks? Or are you planning to encase the entire coil cover in it?

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge
    Iron Patch,

    I have never tried what you are suggesting.

    Are you sure you want a permanent, hardening seal? What will you do if the coil cracks? Or are you planning to encase the entire coil cover in it?

    No sure what you mean by asking what I would do if it cracks? I'm adding this coat for more protection from moisture. The old explorer coils are very bad for this, and many people use damaged coils and don't even know.

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge
    Iron Patch,

    I have never tried what you are suggesting.

    Are you sure you want a permanent, hardening seal? What will you do if the coil cracks? Or are you planning to encase the entire coil cover in it?

    No sure what you mean by asking what I would do if it cracks? I'm adding this coat for more protection from moisture. The old explorer coils are very bad for this, and many people use damaged coils and don't even know.
    I was think that if the cover cracks, it could let in dirt and other debris that could interfere with your coil's operation. If you found it was cracked and wanted to replace it, how would you get it off? Or am I missing something (entirely possible)?

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge
    Iron Patch,

    I have never tried what you are suggesting.

    Are you sure you want a permanent, hardening seal? What will you do if the coil cracks? Or are you planning to encase the entire coil cover in it?

    No sure what you mean by asking what I would do if it cracks? I'm adding this coat for more protection from moisture. The old explorer coils are very bad for this, and many people use damaged coils and don't even know.
    I was think that if the cover cracks, it could let in dirt and other debris that could interfere with your coil's operation. If you found it was cracked and wanted to replace it, how would you get it off? Or am I missing something (entirely possible)?

    Yes, you're missing that I don't plan to seal the coil with the cover attached.

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    Re: Best product to seal a coil?

    And the light shines in...

 

 
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