Sugru Substitute


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Sugru Substitute

Postby Road16 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:01 am



"Sugru" is a flexible silicone rubber product. Very useful for sealing and protecting electrical connections.

I came across these instructions on how to make your own version. Thought I would share.......

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To- ... ubstitute/

All the best

Richard



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Re: Sugru Substitute

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:09 am

Interesting. I wonder how it would stand up against the heat/cold/oil/etc. found in a typical bike environment?

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Re: Sugru Substitute

Postby Road16 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:36 am

WingAdmin wrote:Interesting. I wonder how it would stand up against the heat/cold/oil/etc. found in a typical bike environment?



Yes that is a good question especially after adding corn starch to the mix. The major brands of silicone on the market for exterior use seem to stand up to just about anything. The tube I am currently using claims " 3 hour rain ready,won't crack or crumble, Sun/Freeze Proof, Permanently water proof, Flexible, Shrink Crack proof".

I know there is quite a wide variety of silicone out there, so I guess a little experimentation is in order to find out what works for the intended application and then go back and review how it has stood up.

This is by far the best method I have come across to seal exposed motorcycle electrical connectors that is effective and economical.

All the best

Richard


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