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seal strobe tubes?

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by RhinoL&L, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. RhinoL&L

    RhinoL&L Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    i have a set of hideaway strobes i am going to be installing soon and was wondering if i should seal the connections with anything? some people have said to put silicon on them but others have said not to because silicon is corrosive. any ideas?
  2. FteNelson

    FteNelson Member
    Messages: 92

    dielectric grease :cool:

    stuffs amazing man best part is even if theres moisture in there it wont be affected and wont corrode :)
  3. harley hauler

    harley hauler Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    I just put my old set up in my 07NBS the ones I found that have the biggest problem is the rears. I used a piece of 3/4" shrink tubing slide it over the cable connected the strobe slide it back and heated it with a lighter shrunk done nice and tight then for added security I elect. tape the ends back about 3-4" we have had some rain this past week and I run the highway alot and they still worked
  4. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

  5. RhinoL&L

    RhinoL&L Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    thanks for the help guys. my only question is should i use dielectric grease or silicon? i dont know about silicon because someone said it will corrode them. is this true? i am not good with this kind of stuff so sorry for the stupid question. thanks
  6. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    when i installed mine ... i took off the plastic connectors and got that heat shrink tubing and hard wired the bulbs to the cables then heat shrinked the metal connections ... moisture proof .. and weather proofed permanently ... until cut off ..
  7. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Use dielectric grease where they connect, and silicone in the backs of the connectors....fill the gaps up good and you'll be fine.
  8. RhinoL&L

    RhinoL&L Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    ok thanks for the help guys! now if only i had some know how so these things didnt look so hard to install. LOL i will try to do them in the next week or two. thanks for the help.