J. Scot Mackeil, a CBET in Plymouth Mass shared a best practice for repairing cable housings. 

Scot says: “To repair nicks and tears in cable housings I recommend amalgamating tape. West Marine sells this labeled as ‘rig wrap’ and it comes in black, grey, and white. You can also search Google shopping to find it—a lot of vendors come up. It wraps on like tape then cures into a rubber seal. It is also good for strain relief augmentation. I have also seen and used silicon based ‘rescue tape’ to do a temporary seal on a leaky filler neck on my van. I would be interested to know if anyone is using it in biomed land.”

Have you used rig wrap or rescue tape? Comment on this blog and share your ideas. Do you have a different best practice? Share it by e-mailing me at [email protected] – Thanks!


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