Wiring that falls out of its routing on equipment or trailers has a tendency to get torn off. Metal clips work to solve this problem, but another solution is to use silicone caulk. Put a dab where you want the wire to run, then push the wiring into the dab. Tape the wire lightly so it stays put while the silicone cures.
Applying caulk can get messy. Here’s how to ensure a smooth, clean finished appearance:
– Choose the right caulk for your project. Do you need interior, exterior, mildew-resistant, paintable or
– Cut the tip of the caulk tube at an angle. Cut the tip so that the bead of caulk will not be wider than 1/4 inch.
– For best results, before starting your project, use a scrap piece of paper to practice so you can get used to the caulk’s application rate.
– Finish off by smoothing the caulk with a slightly wet finger, damp rag, or slightly wet caulking tool; this will ensure the nicest finished appearance.