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PostSubject: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2011 3:39 am

How can I waterproof my fuses and electrical stuff. My mower only needs electric for the starter and the lights so I really don't wanna be in a mud pit and have a fuse go out because of water.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2011 10:37 am

Move all the connections and solenoid as high as possible. On my murray I have hot glue gobbed on all the bare positive(+) terminals also. However it isn't perfect. The other day I swapped the stock throttle cable back on to test something. The metal sheath on that cable got against a terminal on my solenoid and caught fire for a couple seconds. Apparently there was a small gap in the glue that allowed an arc. So now I need to wrap everything in electrical tape or find some type of rubber to isolate it.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2011 4:02 pm

you think that flex seal stuff would work? that spray rubber or w/e it is
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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2011 6:39 pm

Like plasti-dip or liquid electrical tape? That stuff works good, though I've never used the spray kind. I use it on RC electronics and dip the connection into the can.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2011 7:35 pm

no. flex seal. its some crap on tv its spray rubber i guess is works good never used it myself
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PostSubject: Fuse and eletrical protection   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2011 9:50 pm

we used high voltage sealer for flybacks on tvs. not sure if you can get it anymore (not sure if there are any TV repair shops left).
Once you get if sealed up, its gonna be a PITA to check fuses.
as long as your lights dont fill up with water, you should be OK.
Its after it dries out and starts to corrode that will cause the problems.
WD40 will usually fix that , as long as it doesnt get too crapped up.
I had the boat fill up with water the other day. battery had 2" of water over it for who knows how long.
pumped the water out and fired up the trolling motor. couldnt even tell it got wet
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k ill look around for it.
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PostSubject: Fuse and eletrical protection?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2011 10:40 pm

I tried to find some"fly-spray" on the 'net. no luck. might try the battery protector spray stuff. kinda sloppy , but it makes a water/ air tight seal. you can pick it up at an auto parts store
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ok. im gonna get alot done on friday. ill probly do the eletricals first.
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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2011 3:22 am

As rat suggested- itll be a bitch if you have to replace any fuse/component- id suggest finding a watertight box ( has a gasket- like an outdoor electric box) - then mount the box and put the electrics in it - so all youd have to do is drill one hole and seal that - and also have no issues replacing anything.
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alright. im writing down my list for parts today. goin shoppin at home depot and other places. Smile gonna get all my pipe and metal today and maybe the eletrical box
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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2011 6:53 pm

I agree with dangeroustoys, I'd put all the fueses in a water tight box.
And for another things you might wanna seal, I'd just use caulk.

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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 20, 2011 8:34 am

well something in the eletrical went wrong today and it wont turn. im ppretty sure i need a new starter but ill check the battery today because yesterday as sooon as i found out i had to go out to dinner :/
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try ghetto starting it by just pressing the red battery wire to the starter. if it starts then it could be the solenoid. but ur right it could always just be a dead battery
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not a dead battery. opened it up and 2 holewere empty. put water in them and charged it and tried but it didnt work same crap. put it on the other mower started right up :/
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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2014 10:57 pm

Not to revive an old thread, but I thought my advice might be useful to someone else.

PLASTI-DIP

Its for making grips on pliers and such. Its used in the RC world all the time to waterproof ESCs and Receivers..
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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeMon Jan 20, 2014 11:07 pm

@TroyBilt Pony wrote:
Not to revive an old thread, but I thought my advice might be useful to someone else.

PLASTI-DIP

Its for making grips on pliers and such. Its used in the RC world all the time to waterproof ESCs and Receivers..
True that! AND you can plasti dip it without voiding a warrenty Razz

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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeWed Jan 22, 2014 6:05 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
@TroyBilt Pony wrote:
Not to revive an old thread, but I thought my advice might be useful to someone else.

PLASTI-DIP

Its for making grips on pliers and such. Its used in the RC world all the time to waterproof ESCs and Receivers..
True that! AND you can plasti dip it without voiding a warrenty Razz
Yep just peel the ***** off and you golden !! haha
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PostSubject: Re: How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components?   How do I waterproof my fuse and eletrical components? Icon_minitimeSat Mar 29, 2014 12:57 pm

just use electrical tape and put all electrical components as high as you can, go above the carburetor. because if your that thigh in water its going to flood anyway....
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