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Having some problems with heatshrinkless

post #1 of 7
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Hi everyone

Its my first time sleeving, I've watched all of Lutros videos on sleeving, and I wanted to try some heatshrinkless. Got my MDPC order today. tried it out with the sample strand Nils gives on an old PSU.

For some reason the sleeve does not "stick" to the cable, after I heatshrink it and squeeze it a bit like Lutro does in his videos, it still moves about. I try heating it more and more but it doesnt shrink anymore.

What am I doing wrong?

BTW the heatshrink isnt from MDPC its from Specialtech: http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/45mm-Heatshrink-with-31-Ratio-1-Meter-Length--Black-pid-16769.html
Edited by raze599 - 6/24/13 at 4:21am
post #2 of 7
The Specialtech heatshrink is rubbish for doing heatshrinkless as it doesn't shrink down properly or get enough heat into the sleeve. Try doing it with some MDPC-X heatshrink if you have any.
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post #3 of 7
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Ah, is there some other heatshrink that I could buy from the UK? Id rather not have to wait another week and pay the germany shipping charge.
post #4 of 7
None that I've found is good enough. I get mine from the US at here

Edit: I forgot to mention that it's only worth buying that Allied Electronics heatshrink in bulk, the shipping charges are horrendous.
Edited by Big Elf - 6/24/13 at 5:15am
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post #5 of 7
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Ah, might aswell just get the MDPC stuff then. If only I knew this before lmao, but ah well we learn from our mistakes. Thanks very much for the help.

EDIT: Found some heatshrink in the envelope that Nils posted xD Tried it, perfect result!
Edited by raze599 - 6/24/13 at 6:00am
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post #7 of 7
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Its almost too easy doing this xD

Here's a pic of my efforts with the sample strand:

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