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Easy Way To Waterproof Pixels ??

Discussion in 'RGB Lights - Intelligent Pixels and 3-Channel RGB' started by DearJoel, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. DearJoel

    DearJoel New Elf

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    After last years disaster with water messing up my RGB lights, I have new strings of lights, rated at IP68. But still I am concerned about water and would like a way to seal the lights..

    While I have heard clear caulk is good, plasti-dip has been suggested (looks very messy) this came up in my readings

    Can I get the brain trust the comment on spray-on superhydrophobic coating?

    Details here
    http://www.onlinefabricstore.net/rust-oleum-never-wet-multi-surface-frosted-clear-.htm?cvsfa=2700&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=313137323634&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Google+-+PLA+-+Fabric+-+PG

    The video that makes me think it might work here:
    NeverWet Arrives - Hands-On Product Demonstration

    Looking forward to your thoughts.

    Best

    Joel Dearing
     
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    Looks like it would work well as a surface sealant. No so sure it would work well sealing up the ends of the silicone cover on strip lights where there is odd shaped holes to fill up to prevent water entry. Was sort of hard to concentrate on the video after watching the waterproofed cardboard esky though.
     
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    Have you read the independent reviews for this item? I one I read said they loved it and it did what it's advertised to do however it doesn't last and within minutes (after it had dried as directed) if you touch where you have spray the stuff starts to come off as white flakes. Do your research first or just buy one to test and then you could everyone here know how well it really works.
     
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    I have tried the rustoleum stuff.. Pretty messy too and even worse, I still had pixels failing due to water. A lot less than before but still a lot more than I hoped.
     

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