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I couldn't get that heatshrinkless method to work on my build. Did you use a heat gun or open flame?
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Cable work looks awesome.

Cheers, they looked like spaghetti until I did the stitching, possibly the cheapest, easiest and best looking mod you can do, it really tidies everything up

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I couldn't get that heatshrinkless method to work on my build. Did you use a heat gun or open flame?

I just used a lighter, you first have to put on some heatshrink, heat it up and pinch it with your thumb and forefinger to squash the sleeve inside (yes it hurts youll get used to it) then cut away the heatshrink and you have a nice shrinkless sleeve.
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Also, going with what Gardnerphotos explained, @Sinatrafan recommended 3/16" single-walled heatshrink for an easier time with proper melting of the sleeve ends. This really helped me with the heatshrinkless method.

I had been using larger diameters before, such as 3/8" and 1/2" and had trouble getting the method down right. Check out his Death Star case mod, it's another example of exceptional sleeving.

Lutro0's video guides are helpful but I think they still are missing out on some details which would be gotchas to a sleeving beginner. Such as the best diameter and type of heatshrink to use for each type of cable. Also making sure that when you attach the pins on either end to make sure they are oriented the same way, as close as possible, otherwise you are gonna end up twisting a wire way too much, making it hard to bend your cables in a certain direction.
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Also, going with what Gardnerphotos explained, @Sinatrafan recommended 3/16" single-walled heatshrink for an easier time with proper melting of the sleeve ends. This really helped me with the heatshrinkless method.

I had been using larger diameters before, such as 3/8" and 1/2" and had trouble getting the method down right. Check out his Death Star case mod, it's another example of exceptional sleeving.

Lutro0's video guides are helpful but I think they still are missing out on some details which would be gotchas to a sleeving beginner. Such as the best diameter and type of heatshrink to use for each type of cable. Also making sure that when you attach the pins on either end to make sure they are oriented the same way, as close as possible, otherwise you are gonna end up twisting a wire way too much, making it hard to bend your cables in a certain direction.

I actually use 3mm shrink and then use needle nose pliers to stretch it out, then when you shrink it it gets a really tight shrink but thats just personal preference
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Thanks for the tips guys, I'll try it again. I was going to watch some of those videos on Lutro0's site but each one is about 30 minutes long and I just don't have the attention span (or bandwidth) for that.
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I just used a lighter, you first have to put on some heatshrink, heat it up and pinch it with your thumb and forefinger to squash the sleeve inside (yes it hurts youll get used to it) then cut away the heatshrink and you have a nice shrinkless sleeve.

You can use 4:1 heatshrink and then it does the squashing for you, no need for burnt fingers smile.gif
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You can use 4:1 heatshrink and then it does the squashing for you, no need for burnt fingers smile.gif

where would be the fun in that tongue.gif
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Dont you get mad when companies describe products incorrectly on their website ie using a picture that does not illustrate the actual product or just plain send you the wrong item. Twice in the last week this has happened, I paid £10 for a thunderbolt extension cable for the graphics card which showed a photo of a nice low profile connector in black with a black cable and when I receive the item it is a bulky ugly white cable that is of no use to me. And just now I received what I had thought was a black, round, 90cm SATA 3 sata data cable but turned out to be a flat red SATA 2 cable, which has just wasted several days while I wait for the new cable, so frustrating. Then you get other companies such as E22 where I put in an order about 6 oclock last night and I have it sitting here with me now having arrived at about 11 this morning, that is how you keep a customer happy not by screwing them around.

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Dont you get mad when companies describe products incorrectly on their website ie using a picture that does not illustrate the actual product or just plain send you the wrong item. Twice in the last week this has happened, I paid £10 for a thunderbolt extension cable for the graphics card which showed a photo of a nice low profile connector in black with a black cable and when I receive the item it is a bulky ugly white cable that is of no use to me. And just now I received what I had thought was a black, round, 90cm SATA 3 sata data cable but turned out to be a flat red SATA 2 cable, which has just wasted several days while I wait for the new cable, so frustrating. Then you get other companies such as E22 where I put in an order about 6 oclock last night and I have it sitting here with me now having arrived at about 11 this morning, that is how you keep a customer happy not by screwing them around.

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Ouch, that is brutal dude! I would be very upset. 

 

Eveyrthing's looking great though, it looks so close to being done!

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Really nice job with the sleeving and stitching thumb.gif
Nearly done with it ya ?
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