anyone use wire glue to shield control cavity?

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  1. fusionid

    fusionid Supporting Member

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    Trying to cut down the noise, I reached for the wire glue.

    It comes in a bottle like this


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    Just wondering if anyone else is doing it? I have yet to prove if it does work but I dont see why not...

    Here it is before it dries and after the 3rd coat.

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  2. sfguitarworks

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    Looks like a fine solution.
     
  3. Tyler

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    I'm wondering how conductive it actually is. Have you checked it with an ohmmeter?
     
  4. fusionid

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    yes. It gives from 200 to 400 ohms depending the positions. Instructions say wait 24 hours for maximun conectivity. I dont know... havent played it yet
     
  5. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    so not radically different than typical graphite shielding paint; how expensive, and how much hassle was it to apply?
     
  6. fusionid

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    Super cheap. One bottle is enough for 2 guitars, maybe even 3. You can get it from ebay for like 6 or 7 dollars.

    Super easy to apply. Water soluble so just wipe off with wet cloth before it dries.

    The question is, is it enough to provide adequate shielding? I'll have to test it tomorrow...
     
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  7. walterw

    walterw Gold Supporting Member

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    if you're getting a few hundred ohms over a few inches distance, it's pretty good for shielding.

    hell, it might just be regular graphite shielding paint.
     
  8. fusionid

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    awesome good to know. I am just trying to avoid paying Mr. stewmac 33 dollars for the paint can LOL
     
  9. Noone You KNow

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    Looks good, do let us know how well it works.
     
  10. fusionid

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    yes it helped a bit. The biggest problem is crappy as hell grounding in my apartment.... not much I can do to help there...
     

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