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    Default Salt in the air and electrical equipment

    I live near the beach and everything rusts
    So I spray Inox on screws tools and exposed metal
    Is it safe to spray on electrical stuff like TV and computers.
    It shows a computer on the can.
    I sent the company an email and got no response.
    Neighbour has a yacht and says he sprays it on everything,just no too sure about electrical circuit boards in TVs Computers and DVD players etc.
    Any one recommend it ?



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    Does this help?




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    So spray away

    thanx

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    let me know if it works please, as i live 70 mtrs from the ocean and the salt ruins everything

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    The only problem I have is if it attracts dust. It says it doesn't dry out and if dust collects on it you could have a conductive path through the dust. In some wqays this is less destructive than salt laden air, but check circuit boards occasionally.
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    Is there any form of non conductive spray on laquer available, the only trouble if it dried to a 'skin' would be cleaning it off if any repairs needed to be made.
    I remember reading some sort of laquer was recommended to be used after connecting the old exposed 300 ohm leads to an antenna in salt or industrial air laden areas.
    Years ago electical items destined for the Tropics has something done to them to 'Tropic Proof' them from high humidity and salt air corrosion but I dont know how it was done and if it would be suitable to todays PC boards etc.

    Whoever did the electrical trailer socket on my car filled it with silicon to keep out moisture and I thought something like those 'Marine' silicons would do for things like antenna
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    Why don't you use shelac?
    Cheap, easy to use, non conductive and easy to clean for repair work.

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