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Hey there, what's up? smile.gif
I really want to get into the whole Sleeving thing. A friend told me that the best sleeving & tools can be found over at MDPC-X.
I got to say, the website and the products look very good, with high-end quality.
I've watched a few of Lutro0 videos, and I think I'm ready to Sleeve.
What do you think is the easiest Sleeve to start with? SATA?
Some suggestions would really help me out biggrin.gif

Thank you.
post #2 of 9
Start with the SATA and Fan Cables, as if you muck those up, they are not too visible, and they are easier to do, as there is only one cable to sleeve for SATA, and for the fan cables, you just bundle them together.
Then you can move onto your MB and GPU power cables. There's not really allot to go wrong, just make sure you cut your heatshrink equally, and make sure it is right up against the plugs(leaving no cable visible).
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Start with the SATA and Fan Cables, as if you muck those up, they are not too visible, and they are easier to do, as there is only one cable to sleeve for SATA, and for the fan cables, you just bundle them together.
Then you can move onto your MB and GPU power cables. There's not really allot to go wrong, just make sure you cut your heatshrink equally, and make sure it is right up against the plugs(leaving no cable visible).
Thank you so much, will do smile.gif
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If you are going to go with heatshrinked sleeving i would recommend buying Lutro0's tool to help with getting the spacing just right on you ATX cables.

http://lutro0-customs.com/products/lc-sleeving-tool-ai-version

You could also go for heatshrinkless sleeving but that is a litttle more difficult but once you figure it out its easy enough. MDPC-X is the best sleeving for PET style. You could also check out paracord sleeving which Lutro0 sells core less paracord to take some of the hassle out of it.
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If you are going to go with heatshrinked sleeving i would recommend buying Lutro0's tool to help with getting the spacing just right on you ATX cables.

http://lutro0-customs.com/products/lc-sleeving-tool-ai-version

You could also go for heatshrinkless sleeving but that is a litttle more difficult but once you figure it out its easy enough. MDPC-X is the best sleeving for PET style. You could also check out paracord sleeving which Lutro0 sells core less paracord to take some of the hassle out of it.
Thank you very much, I might buy it smile.gif
What is PET style? smile.gif
And yes, I'm going to buy the Sleeving from MDPC.
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Thank you very much, I might buy it smile.gif
What is PET style? smile.gif
And yes, I'm going to buy the Sleeving from MDPC.
PET stands for, Polyethylene terephthalate
It is a more plasticy, thinner and spreads very easily compared to MDPC sleeving.
Here is a comparison image-
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PET stands for, Polyethylene terephthalate
It is a more plasticy, thinner and spreads very easily compared to MDPC sleeving.
Here is a comparison image-
Thank you.
By the way, do I need to buy the 90 degrees (LC FLUSH) cutter from Lutro0, or can I use a normal cutter for cutting the sleeves?
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Thank you.
By the way, do I need to buy the 90 degrees (LC FLUSH) cutter from Lutro0, or can I use a normal cutter for cutting the sleeves?
The best way to do it is with a hot knife.
Get yourself a nice sharp knife, heat it up over a gas stove or even with a lighter, and it will cut through the sleeving like a hot knife through butter smile.gif
It also stops it fraying as the heat fuses the edges of the sleeve.
You could also use a soldering iron if you have one.
Edit:
You can also use a good pair of scissors. Just singe the end of the sleeve afterward with a lighter.(Do this very quickly, too long, and it can melt too much, and cause discolouration)
Edited by ALMOSTunseen - 5/15/13 at 1:41am
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Or a BIC lighter. Has to be BIC because no other disposable lighter has such a consistent flame.
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