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Hey guys,

I am eagerly awaiting on my Lutro0 and MDPC goodies but I have a quick question, what do you find easier to use? a $3 lighter or a $30 heat gun? I have played around with a lighter on some white heat shrink but it keeps turning black....? SO not sure if I should go buy myself a heatgun as it may still turn the heat shrink black?
post #2 of 13
Heatgun for sure! Particularly if you are using white heatshrink. I used a lighter sleeving my old PSU in white and to be honest it looked pretty awful, it went brown in a lot of places.
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post #3 of 13
I've just started sleeving and I'm using a heatgun and I would recommend it, easy to hold, easy to use, won't burn heatshrink as fast or discolor it.
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post #4 of 13
It sounds like your not doing shrinkless so definitely a heat gun
post #5 of 13
I used a toaster, just hold it over the top and away she goes.thumb.gif
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post #6 of 13
I used a Bic lighter, blue flame type.

Doesn't turn the white heatshrink brownish, and it does the job WAY faster.
   
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post #7 of 13
A heat gun is easier to use and you get better and more consistent results with one. That being said with some patience and skill you can get by with just an lighter.
    
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

That being said with some patience and skill you can get by with just an lighter.

What skill does it take to hold the lighter under the heatshrink? lachen.gif
   
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

What skill does it take to hold the lighter under the heatshrink? lachen.gif

You have to be quick and not to close or the heat shrink will discolor. If its a bigger piece you need to do it multiple times to get it all evenly shrinked.
    
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post #10 of 13
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Thanks for the tips guys, I guess im off to the hardware store shortly smile.gif
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