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post #3801 of 14266
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Wrong. If you just get regular spray paint it won't adhere to the plastic insulation on the wire and will probably either crack, chip, or peel off. You need special plastic spray paint which is where the model car paint like Testors comes in. You can also get special spray paint for plastic at most local auto parts stores, at least here in the USA.
Damnit... was about to say 'nah it worked fine for me!' then realised the spray paint I had used on my wires was from a car store... I was impressed at how well it sticks to the wires. I could scratch at it and dig into the wire with my fingernail and the paint still didn't come off.
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post #3802 of 14266
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Damnit... was about to say 'nah it worked fine for me!' then realised the spray paint I had used on my wires was from a car store... I was impressed at how well it sticks to the wires. I could scratch at it and dig into the wire with my fingernail and the paint still didn't come off.
Where the cables harder to move around after getting spray paint on em?
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post #3803 of 14266
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Originally Posted by nafljhy View Post
here is another project i did:
the pcie connectors
the SATA connectors
the shortened molex connectors
the 8pin EPS connector
and of course the 24 pin atx connector
and all of it zip tied and getting it ready to go.
the molex extensions
the 8pin extension
the molex Y splitter.
i have the same calculator
Solar FTW

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Originally Posted by WarlordOne View Post
Nice.

Funny as that's exactly what I've been recommending.

BTW, this is the best pin removal tool:




Cost nothing and still not broken.
somebody mind to tell me the english name of it?
and where can i buy it, i dont have them sad huh ?

noooh double post >_>
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post #3804 of 14266
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somebody mind to tell me the english name of it?
and where can i buy it, i dont have them sad huh ?

noooh double post >_>
Saftey Pin =) And most stores should have them. And if you are going to use that method, might I suggest dulling the tips a little first.... for saftey reasons as well as it will help it not catch the plastic.
Edited by Lutro0 - 3/8/11 at 4:07pm
post #3805 of 14266
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Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan View Post
Where the cables harder to move around after getting spray paint on em?
Depending on the paint, the number of coats, and how heavy the coats are the cables will quite often be a bit stiffer, but not enough to be a problem. One does need to wait a day or two after painting them before sleeving them though to give the paint enough time to dry. Just because it feels dry to the touch doesn't mean it's cured.
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post #3806 of 14266
Anyone have any ideas on Y split cable shrinking? Basically I have 2 options.

1)Sleeve two seperate PCI-e sets
2)Sleeve the Y split cable set for cleaner look
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post #3807 of 14266
If people want to potentially waste time on their sleeving project, by all means try to cheap it out with the safety pins and the staples.

If you want to save your finger tips a bit of soreness however get the pin tool for $10 from FrozenCPU or Performance-PCs. I can tell you for a fact that you'll get your tool in chop chop order and that it works great.







Honestly this tool saved my bacon a number of times.

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would 8mm 2:1 heat shrink be good for single sleeving? i would like to be able to have the heatshrink in the connector as well
Edited by knoxy_14 - 3/8/11 at 7:32pm
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would 8mm 2:1 heat shrink be good for single sleeving? i would like to be able to have the heatshrink in the connector as well
Yeah that's fine. You'll have to test a pin with it to see if you can shrink it to the pin tight enough for it to fit in the connector but 8mm 2:1 is fine.

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Yeah that's fine. You'll have to test a pin with it to see if you can shrink it to the pin tight enough for it to fit in the connector but 8mm 2:1 is fine.

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ya see thats what i was wondering cause im going to have to buy it online cause nowhere here sells heat shrink i need
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