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Is Dyeing Corsair Pro Series Individually Sleeved Modular Cables possible?

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So my case mod revolves around UV lights and specifically UV blue. With the lights off I'd like the case to have a black/white aesthetic, then a blue glow when I turn the lights on. For a bit of reference check out my sig rig, and know it's a Sabertooth Z77 board with a white Corsair Carbide 500R case.

I LOVE the look of the individually sleeved cables Corsair makes for my AX850 seen here:
Corsair Pro Series Individually Sleeved Modular Cables (White)

The problem is white fabric glows in a specific way under UV light that will clash with the blue glows. And the blue cable set won't glow very well.

The Question: Would it be possible to use UV paints (blue) in a solution to dye the cables without ruining the wiring in a way that will make them look consistant and non splotchy?

Might be an odd forum on which to ask a crafts question, but it struck me as a fun project.
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I think I can refine this some.

Gonna try using some good fabric paint in UV blue.

But before I do, it would be helpful if someone could tell me the exact nature of the sleeving in this set? Is it polyester or nylon? paracord? Is it heat shrunk?

Gotta be someone who knows a bit more about this set before I spend 60+ dollars on it.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1244335/sleeving-custom-color-dye

Ignore first few pages, somewhere around page 6 or 7 Chris discovers the ideal stuff to dye sleeving, that's the stuff you want smile.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1244335/sleeving-custom-color-dye
Ignore first few pages, somewhere around page 6 or 7 Chris discovers the ideal stuff to dye sleeving, that's the stuff you want smile.gif

Thank you very much for showing me this!

I've read through quite a few pages now and I'm left with two of my primary questions tho.

1. What's the best option for UV coloring? Because it still seems to be paints instead of dyes.

2. The cables are already sleeved, and this is because I really have no desire to individually sleeve wires. I need to be able to apply a coloring without unsleeving / resleeving the wires. The requirement of Dyes to boil the item to be dyed seems to preclude using them. Would applying paint have a damaging effect on the wires?
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1. I'm afraid I've no idea about UV colouring
2. Indeed the wire inside the sleeve is probably only rated for 70C or 90C external temp but that doesn't mean it's the melting point. It's just the external environment temperature in order for the wire inside not to overheat. Probably you can boil it for 10 minutes with no effects, but I recommend asking Corsair support for a definite answer.
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2. The cables are already sleeved, and this is because I really have no desire to individually sleeve wires. I need to be able to apply a coloring without unsleeving / resleeving the wires. The requirement of Dyes to boil the item to be dyed seems to preclude using them. Would applying paint have a damaging effect on the wires?

I am very interested in how this turned out. I know this thread is pretty old, but... any updates?

I have the red corsair cables on the way and I wanted to dye/paint the half of each of the dual 6+2 pci-e gpu cables black, while leaving the rest red. I am trying to figure out the best way to go about it.

Thanks!
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