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Old 02-04-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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I have waterproofed my servos and my radiobox is next up. Squirrel on Youtube suggests putting the radio receiver in a balloon to waterproof it. It's a good idea for the receiver, but I have more gadget inside the radiobox that also needs to be waterproofed. It seems to me that the most efficient way to protect the insides of the radiobox would be to seal the box itself. That would completely block water from entering the box.

I don't think this will be all that hard to do. An almost waterproofed radiobox was included with my kit. I say almost waterproofed because there is a hole on it where water can enter the radiobox. This is the same hole where the wiring enters the radiobox.

Even when all the wiring enters this hole, blocking it up, there will always be the possibility of water flowing in. The sealing material I possess is silicon sealing and tape. What is the most efficient way to seal the hole? After connecting all wires through the hole, spreading silicon sealing into the gap would completely waterproof the box, but I'm afraid it could cause problems later if I f.x. wanted to move the wiring, or am I wrong?

What would you do?

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
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I use the same RTV-silicon to everything on the car.
Radiobox, engine etc etc. Blue Permatex.
Yes it will glue it a bit, butt not to much.
If you take it apart everyday, then you will be better of with balloons.
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If you take it apart everyday, then you will be better of with balloons.
I won't be moving the wires often. Thanks, I'll use the silicon

Also, will I need some waterproofed airfilter for my engine?
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So do I need a waterproofed airfilter when running the kit in snow?
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