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"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa
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We had silver paint at IBM 50 years ago. There is nothing new there. I would question how much current it will carry tho. We only used it to repair CCROS cards. (Printed circuits on a paper IBM card used as ROM)
It was milliamps if not micro amps.

I doubt this will ever be a practical way to run line voltage and low voltage would require a lot of current.

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When you draw your plug on the wall, do you need to draw a cover, too?

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Agreed. There's no practical application for it in our realm. Just thought it be a chuckle to share

"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa
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Used to be able to buy something like this to repair damage to printed-on elements of car rear window heaters. If it worked, (I never tried it), it must have taken several amps.

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Cat Servant
I see nothing revolutionary ... painters have been trying to do electrical work for ages. laugh

On a more serious note, I can see something like this being used- either for static control, or even to create equipotential planes.

Last edited by renosteinke; 05/26/13 03:12 PM.
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This stuff has been around for ages as "silver print", used for repairing damaged PC board traces, old time alarm window foil, etc. Also as mentioned a repair material for auto defroster grids.

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I question the statement that it can used on metal. How would that make a circuit. The entire metal plate would short everything out. It would need a coating of sort not bare metal.

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..the consistency of Marmite..

'Marmite' is a brand of sandwich spread [?], made from hydrolysed yeast- a by product of brewing beer. Very high vitamin B content. Powerful stuff, very salty and an aquired British taste, although half the pop. can't stand it! Also sold in New Zealand and OZ as a slightly different formula.

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Isn't it also similar to Japanese miso?

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