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    Default Dielectric Grease Anyone use it or have any issues???

    well im tired of rusting out leds and im looking at dielectric grease to put all my bulbs. i just wanted to make sure there is good results before i start this long process. i have about 7k worth of leds to do. so anyone have any results?

    im looking at a 10lb container so i might have some extra to sell lol.
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    Default Re: Dielectric Grease Anyone use it or have any issues???

    only used it with par bulbs, and I recommend it
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    Default Re: Dielectric Grease Anyone use it or have any issues???

    What type are you using and any info on where and product would be very helpful.

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    Default Re: Dielectric Grease Anyone use it or have any issues???

    If you have never used dielectric grease, it is very messy. It is hard to get off your hands a what every it touches.

    Think about your light strings with this grease being handled every time you put up and take down your lights, the grease will get on everything.

    Look for a grease like the electricians or landscape people use to to make water tight connections.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicone_grease

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    Default Re: Dielectric Grease Anyone use it or have any issues???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Cherry View Post
    If you have never used dielectric grease, it is very messy. It is hard to get off your hands a what every it touches.
    Think about your light strings with this grease being handled every time you put up and take down your lights, the grease will get on everything.
    Look for a grease like the electricians or landscape people use to to make water tight connections.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicone_grease
    Just my opinion.
    I'll agree with that, but silicone grease gets all over too. Just not as bad.

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    Default Re: Dielectric Grease Anyone use it or have any issues???

    I use Dow corning #7 release compound which seems to do a good job. Was recommended by another member.
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    Default Re: Dielectric Grease Anyone use it or have any issues???

    I rebuilt my light arches last year using dielectric grease and silicon. It was a very tendious process. Suffice it to say that by the end of the show season last year I still had portions of both arches go out on me.

    The option that I am going to be looking into is clear plasti-dip that has been thinned a bit with some plasti-dip thinner.

    RJ swears by it and it's a heck of a lot easier than just un-capping every light and squirting grease in every socket.

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    Default Re: Dielectric Grease Anyone use it or have any issues???

    well i have a gal of plastidip lol. guess that might have to be an option
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