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I just got one from Lowes for $25.
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Im going to order a ****load of MDPC sleeving, but be real honoust with me.

Is sleeving really that hard and am i going to ruin alot? I've watched a few tutorials and how to's and it doesn't look like rocket sience to me...

Let me know what I'll be up to
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Im going to order a ****load of MDPC sleeving, but be real honoust with me.

Is sleeving really that hard and am i going to ruin alot? I've watched a few tutorials and how to's and it doesn't look like rocket sience to me...

Let me know what I'll be up to
No, it isn't. But making it perfect is . Practice as much as you can on a spare PSU or wires, and try out the pre-cut shrink. Cutting it yourself is a PITA.
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No, it isn't. But making it perfect is . Practice as much as you can on a spare PSU or wires, and try out the pre-cut shrink. Cutting it yourself is a PITA.
Was thinking about getting those precut shrinks. Do they cost alot more?

Btw, what are the best ways to keep the sleeve neat and together after cutting the sleeve? Burning them is an option but are there other cheap ways? some sort of tool?
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Was thinking about getting those precut shrinks. Do they cost alot more?

Btw, what are the best ways to keep the sleeve neat and together after cutting the sleeve? Burning them is an option but are there other cheap ways? some sort of tool?
Some type of metal that heats up with a flat wide tip would work. A small blue flame really is the best thing for it IMO though. Just kiss the tip with the flame and then draw 3 fingers along the sleeve towards the tip while it's still warm. When you do that, it helps close in the tip so that when you put the shrink on, you don't have a steep edge where the sleeve ends, it's more of a smooth hill, and it looks cleaner.

I cut my own shrink. I just choose a length, cut a piece to that size, and then use that piece as a guide to cut a bunch of other pieces. I always use the guide piece I started with as a guide though, otherwise your lengths will start to vary as you cut more because you can never get them cut perfectly (damn close though, close enough to where you won't notice it).

As for when I go to shrink, I choose a mark, usually one that is on every end of the wire. For instance, I just sleeved my HX1000 and on each of the pins there are two small indented stripes going across it. I picked one and used that as my mark for my heatshrink. I always made sure that the tip of the shrink was right at that mark.

Another tip to make it look clean is to put the heatshrink on so that it goes inside the plug when you place the pin back in.
 
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I think I'll just use a siccor to cut and a torchlighter to make the ends tight and neat.

Or is a torch lighter a stupid idea?

+Rep btw!
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I think I'll just use a siccor to cut and a torchlighter to make the ends tight and neat.

Or is a torch lighter a stupid idea?

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I would get a small coleman torch, especially if you are doing a good bit of sleeving. Get one with a variable flow and turn it down as low as you can get it.
 
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I use one of these:

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@Shane1244

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No joke, at around 6 inches, it gives a very nice, consistent heat, and because it stands up, you can use both hands to hold the sleeving properly.
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