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Youll need a lighter/candle/heatgun, sharp scissors, some tool to measure the heatshrink, and youll need a pin pusher.

I bought the Sunbeam kit and it worked perfect. Some people use staples or small pins to push the pins. You can craft up your own tool there.

Furryletters has great sleeving but Im unsure about the HS. I used MDPC which was great and some from Koolertek that I used for my fan and smaller stuff.

Look on the first page youll see 2 saftey pins heatshrunk together, its a popular tool you can make.
Oh perfect! That's the tool that I was unsure of what to use.

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post #1592 of 14135
If you can, try to use a blue flame as opposed to a yellow flame when you are heatshrinking. The yellow flames leave carbon residue on the heatshrink, making it look dirty. Burning the shrink is common with a yellow flame too since it isn't quite as hot as the blue, so you try and get closer and then it just burns instead of shrinking Burnt heatshrink smells terrible

It is possible to do it nicely with a yellow flame, but it's far easier and there are less hassles if you do it with a blue flame.
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post #1593 of 14135
For sealing sleeve ends i use a candle or a blow torch. For shrinking heatshrink i use a hot air gun.
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post #1594 of 14135
I personally just use a normal lighter and turn it into a "crack-lighter"

It' s a simple process, you need one of the lighters with an adjustable wheel, take the housing off, take the wheel adjuster off, and keep turning the little dial up till you have a nice large flame.
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post #1595 of 14135
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If you can, try to use a blue flame as opposed to a yellow flame when you are heatshrinking. The yellow flames leave carbon residue on the heatshrink, making it look dirty. Burning the shrink is common with a yellow flame too since it isn't quite as hot as the blue, so you try and get closer and then it just burns instead of shrinking Burnt heatshrink smells terrible

It is possible to do it nicely with a yellow flame, but it's far easier and there are less hassles if you do it with a blue flame.
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For sealing sleeve ends i use a candle or a blow torch. For shrinking heatshrink i use a hot air gun.
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I personally just use a normal lighter and turn it into a "crack-lighter"

It' s a simple process, you need one of the lighters with an adjustable wheel, take the housing off, take the wheel adjuster off, and keep turning the little dial up till you have a nice large flame.
I'm planning on using a propane blowtorch. I've used heat shrink with it before, and from about 10cm away, it's got a nice steady heat.

For sealing the ends, I'll experiment, I'm sure your way will be best Oliver.

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post #1596 of 14135
Just curious, how do you think light blue and white sleeving from MDPC-X look together? And also under UV light cuz I know that light blue is UV reactive, not too sure about the white, though it should glow somewhat.
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Just curious, how do you think light blue and white sleeving from MDPC-X look together? And also under UV light cuz I know that light blue is UV reactive, not too sure about the white, though it should glow somewhat.
I think it'd look pretty good.

fshizil has a great build with MDPC-X Grey & Light Blue and it's probably one of the sexiest combo's I've seen. Ever.
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I think it'd look pretty good.

fshizil has a great build with MDPC-X Grey & Light Blue and it's probably one of the sexiest combo's I've seen. Ever.
I agree. His build is AMAZING.
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MDPC sleeving is not UV active, except for white which is UV active by default (white auto responds to UV).

You could use the blow torch to seal the ends too, Shane.
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MDPC sleeving is not UV active, except for white which is UV active by default (white auto responds to UV).

You could use the blow torch to seal the ends too, Shane.
Oh okay. Thanks! I'll cut a few short pieces and test it.


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