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Trouble with heat shrink-less sleeving

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I've gotten some PET sleeving from Lutro0's store similar to the MDPC-X sleeving and have been trying to follow his video here about the heat shrink-less method of sleeving. I bought this type of wire: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19820/wir-93/16AWG_High_Voltage_High_Temperature_UL3239_Silicone_Rubber_Wire_-_White.html

I'm having problems with the sleeving not fusing with the cables themselves when it's time to use the on the heat shrink. The heatshrink supposed to get the sleeving closer to the cable, right? I use the blue part of the flame as it shows and doesn't seem to melt far enough. Then I tried pointing the orange, hotter part of the flame and some of the sleeving does melt together, but not all the way around. Plus, it singes around the ends and on the metal connectors.

Could it be the wire? This silicone coated wire feels softer than the typical hookup wire I'm used to, maybe the "high temperature" part should've been a clue that it does not allow plastic materials to fuse well with it when melted.
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You're supposed to be melting and 'tacking' the sleeving onto the pin rather than the wire when you do heatshrinkless sleeving.

When you use heatshrink on the sleeve then you melt the sleeve onto the wire but the heatshrink also helps retain it and hold it in place.
Edited by Big Elf - 1/7/14 at 7:11am
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