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Can that be done? I wanna clean up the inside of my system, but I don't have zipties. Will that damage the wires at all if I use elastics?
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post #2 of 8
Should be fine.
post #3 of 8
heh, I'm afraid to touch anything in my system.

Unless you have really crappy wires, I can't see a rubber band damaging them. I wouldn't use a rubber band on IDE / floppy cables though (those big wide flat cables), since you might seperate the cables.
post #4 of 8
rubber bands for the broke man lol
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It would work, but zip-ties would work better, with elastics you would have to unplug your wires and what not, zipties are also more permanent
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post #6 of 8
sure rubber bands will work. it have you thought about how much of a PAIN it would be to use rubberbands. remember rubberbands are a circular loop. unless u have a technique to using them without putting the wires through them i would just goto walmart or home depot or some hardware store and buy a lot of zip ties for CHEAP. usually like 100 + for like 5 dollars at HD
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I just got back from walmart yesterday, they have spiral tubing and clip locks real cheap like 1.75 for a long tubing ( enough for ALOT of work )and 1.00 for a 6 pack of clips, also bought electrical tape, gonna try the under the MB method i saw posted. ALL in All any auto parts store will have this equipt, so if travel is an issue or whatnot...off topic here but when the hell did electrical tape start causing birth defects o.0.
    
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post #8 of 8
Yeah, it can work. I have.

But as the others have said, the problem would be that rubberbands arent a strip of elastic, as opposed to say tie rap.

So the problem would be that you'd have to remove the cables to get it over them and such.

But might I suggest that you do it another way? ^_^

Dont bother to try getting the rubber band over/around the wires to group them to gether.

Just tie the band around them as is - you should have two lines running around, to meet at a 'U' behind the cable.

I mean, just rap it around, and tie in a knot lol.
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