Hello all, after reading about what is needed in a spoke prep, and what makes wheelsmith's prefered, I came up with two seemingly suitable products from my years of working on cars. Thought I would ask here why they won't work, or if I'm on to something.
Hylomar Universal Blue: originally developed as a special gasket material for jet engines, it is a . Some things that make it an ideal spoke prep:
* Non Setting gasket/sealant
* Unlimited assembly time.
* Vibration resistant.
* moisture proofing properties
Distributed in the US by permatex:
The other compound that would probably work is again a non hardening gasket type material. This one is older technology (around since the 40's) so probably isn't as good as the Hylomar. Permatex #3 (Sometimes called 3h), used to seal aircooled engine case halves together:
EDIT: Fixed links.