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Author Topic: Black bands below leading edge connecors and glue!  (Read 1737 times)
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« on: August 10, 2009, 07:13 AM »

Does any one know what the name is of the black bands below leading edge connectors? I broke a LLE on my widow maker UL the other day and would like to replace it, but do not know what the name is for this band or where to purchase them? It's not a C-Clip (or "do hinky" stopper) although, it doe's the same job. I was also wondering what type of glue you all use for your repairs? Thanks in advance for all your input Smiley!
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 07:27 AM »

It's probably a piece of shrink wrap tubing or a cut end cap.

You could use either of those as a replacement in any case.

Or even a "C' clip for that matter.



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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 07:41 AM »

Great, thanks Jim. I knew it must be someting easy Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 12:38 PM »

The black bands are just referred to as stoppers.  As mentioned, you can cut the end off of an end cap and it will work.  For glue, use Zap-A-Gap.  Usually you can just press your fingernail around the old stopper and it will break loose and you can re-use it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 08:25 PM »

Glue filled (aka self-sealing) heat shrink tubing. Local Napa autoparts store should have it, Radio Shack might. Single package will last you nearly a lifetime. Take a rod in to match the size.  When heated it shrinks to size, and the glue melts, sticking it in place. Really cool stuff.

In cars, the glue is supposed to seal the wire joint against moisture.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 08:33 PM »

lee, excellent tip. thank you.
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 09:47 PM »

Glue filled (aka self-sealing) heat shrink tubing.


Also used for wiring on submersible pumps, but can be pricey at the hardware store. Looks like it comes in the new Prism Field Repair Kit though.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 10:17 PM »

Your friendly neighborhood (internet) Prism dealer has the pre-made adhesive heat shrink stoppers in the shop and if you ask real nice he'll slide a few into your next order.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2009, 03:56 PM »

If you don't want to cut your own leading edge replacement, Jon at Skyburner will kindly send you a new one, with the piece below the elbow connector (mine WM UL uses a c-clip) for a few bucks. He has sent me a few parts over the last 1.5 years (sigh).

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