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I can't figure out how I should take the original sleeving off the cables since they have these little rubber grommets on them instead of traditional heatshrink and zipties...
Any suggestions?
    
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can you provide pics? assuming you are going to replace the grommets with new sleeving and heatshrink, i would assume you could just cut them off with flush cutters or an exacto knife.

it would help to see what we are looking at first... in case they are truly necessary for functionality.
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Yeah, just cut off that orig mesh and rubber.
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Cut them. I looked at the newegg link.
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can you provide pics? assuming you are going to replace the grommets with new sleeving and heatshrink, i would assume you could just cut them off with flush cutters or an exacto knife.

it would help to see what we are looking at first... in case they are truly necessary for functionality.
Thanks for the responses guys, but I guess that I should have worded my question better. I meant to say how would you suggest that I remove them without damaging the wires?

Here are some pics to show how little room the wires are given:





Think careful dremelling would suffice?

    
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dremel is not necessary here, and frankly on a rounded surface the possibility for it to slip is high. not to mention if a dremel cutting blade hits a wire, it is severed where a blade would just nick the insulation.

i would go with an exacto and slowly slice through it. just pinch it, creating a bend in the area you are slicing and it will slowly want to spread open with each new cut you make, eventually just splitting open. dont saw through it, or you will hit the wires.
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dremel is not necessary here, and frankly on a rounded surface the possibility for it to slip is high. not to mention if a dremel cutting blade hits a wire, it is severed where a blade would just nick the insulation.

i would go with an exacto and slowly slice through it. just pinch it, creating a bend in the area you are slicing and it will slowly want to spread open with each new cut you make, eventually just splitting open. dont saw through it, or you will hit the wires.
This,

Those wires look like they are molded into the grommet. If the grommet is only molded to the outside ones, I would try to cut quarters of that round grommet and peel it like an orange.

If its molded to each wire individually, exacto knife and time. There is absolutely no need to rush. Thats when accidents happen.
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