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Originally Posted by radicalrev View Post
so i just started learning how to sleeve so I am sorry if my question is very newbie.

I just wanna ask if you guys have any tips to removing the existing (stock) heatshrinks from the cables? My seasonic PSU cable's heatshrink is very adhesive on the cables.

Is it just me that find this the most time consuming part of sleeving? lol
The method I use is to use an exacto knife to make a cut in the heatshrink, and after making a slice in the heatshrink (carefull to not cut the wire) heating it up slightly with a lighter and then peeling it off. The glue should release a tad easier and come off clean. Hope that helps.
Edited by Lutro0 - 3/2/11 at 6:37am
post #3712 of 14174
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Originally Posted by Ragsters View Post
Heat up the stock shrink with heatgun/blow dryer. Then use a razor blade to cut the shrink. I personally use a seam ripper which makes the job really easy.
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Noted!!

Thanks for the tip there Ragsters.

I don't know if the seam ripper works in my case, because Seasonic M12II psu have crazy heatshrinks that comes with some type of extra liquid adhesive like glue or something. I have to scrape the glue off individual cables after ripping off the heatshrinks. My finger hurts after just 1 set of molex cables.
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Originally Posted by radicalrev View Post
Noted!!

Thanks for the tip there Ragsters.

I don't know if the seam ripper works in my case, because Seasonic M12II psu have crazy heatshrinks that comes with some type of extra liquid adhesive like glue or something. I have to scrape the glue off individual cables after ripping off the heatshrinks. My finger hurts after just 1 set of molex cables.
Once heated slightly that glue should come right off, if not heat it up with the lighter a slight bit and then wait a couple seconds for it to cool slightly and rub it right off. Takes a little practice.
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Haha... wish I'dve thought of using a lighter or blow dryer to remove the pre-existing sleeving. I just used a pair of scissors and a box cutter replacement blade. Worked really well except for the glue. Wasn't as much of a chore as I expected it to be but it certainly would have been easier.

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wow thanks so much guys for the tips! I will definitely try it out again tomorrow.

+ rep for both of you!
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Noted!!

Thanks for the tip there Ragsters.

I don't know if the seam ripper works in my case, because Seasonic M12II psu have crazy heatshrinks that comes with some type of extra liquid adhesive like glue or something. I have to scrape the glue off individual cables after ripping off the heatshrinks. My finger hurts after just 1 set of molex cables.
That is the reason for heating it up first. My Seasonic PSU has adhesive as well and once the shrink is heated the seam ripper cuts it out like butter.
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Just thought I'd share a reason to get MDPC:

post #3718 of 14174
hmm iam gonna get paracord 1000Feet for ubercheap prices FTW!

how many feet do you need for a 1.2KW PSU?
and please exxagarate since paracord is cheap
ill buy the 100ft ones cuz 1000feet is overkill rofl, sleeve every cable in house XD

and i got a okay for sleeving my PSU from Coolermaster without losing my warranty wohoo!

and cheap quality heatshrink in EU
or barry from furryletters, would shipping be cheap ?
Edited by runeazn - 3/2/11 at 2:09pm
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hmm iam gonna get paracord 1000Feet for ubercheap prices FTW!

how many feet do you need for a 1.2KW PSU?
and please exxagarate since paracord is cheap
ill buy the 100ft ones cuz 1000feet is overkill rofl, sleeve every cable in house XD

and i got a okay for sleeving my PSU from Coolermaster without losing my warranty wohoo!

and cheap quality heatshrink in EU
or barry from furryletters, would shipping be cheap ?
Your best bet is to look up the specs to your psu and add the length of each single wire (for example an 6pin cord will have 6 wires at 12in each so 12in x 6 cords = 72in) And then add them all up and add some extra just in case =)
post #3720 of 14174
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Your best bet is to look up the specs to your psu and add the length of each single wire (for example an 6pin cord will have 6 wires at 12in each so 12in x 6 cords = 72in) And then add them all up and add some extra just in case =)
Ummm I do believe the cables for that PSU are 20 inches in length roughly.(x6 per cable)

Then PCI-e Cables are also roughly 20 inches. SATA Power Cable is Approximately 30 inches as well.(x5 per cable)

I know this cause I have the 500w version of that PSU. Though am missing a couple of my cables since I used them for other systems and scavenged for some parts.

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