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I am no Lutro0, Martin or Jannik but I must say, pre-cut heatshrink sure does help a LOT for getting a better sleeve job. Too bad I'll have to re-do all of this eventually when I replace the mutilated wires!

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Originally Posted by spiderm0nkey View Post
I am no Lutro0, Martin or Jannik but I must say, pre-cut heatshrink sure does help a LOT for getting a better sleeve job. Too bad I'll have to re-do all of this eventually when I replace the mutilated wires!

-imgsnip-
Yes but then you shall have a special tool helping you.

And btw those look great =)
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Why do people say the precut heatshrinks are so much better? Is it really that difficult to cut them?
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Why do people say the precut heatshrinks are so much better? Is it really that difficult to cut them?
If you have good tools to help you cut them to the exact length every time it's probably quite easy but I don't. They'd always be a few mm different in length. With the pre-cut stuff I know it's all the same length so I just have to line it up on the pin and shrink and I know it will come out just fine each time
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Just another shot of the fan sleeving with the custom sticker for it.


Edited by Lutro0 - 9/23/11 at 10:02pm
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I am no Lutro0, Martin or Jannik but I must say, pre-cut heatshrink sure does help a LOT for getting a better sleeve job. Too bad I'll have to re-do all of this eventually when I replace the mutilated wires!

Looks great. And I agree about the pre-cut. Much easier.
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If you have good tools to help you cut them to the exact length every time it's probably quite easy but I don't. They'd always be a few mm different in length. With the pre-cut stuff I know it's all the same length so I just have to line it up on the pin and shrink and I know it will come out just fine each time
What exactly kinda of tools do you need? Seems to me a ruler and an exacto knife or a pair of scissors would work fine. I'm just trying to get a better idea here before I order.
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What exactly kinda of tools do you need? Seems to me a ruler and an exacto knife or a pair of scissors would work fine. I'm just trying to get a better idea here before I order.
Refer to the 2nd post here:

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...tutorials.html

Some things aren't 100% necessary, for instance the heat gun and some use staples as a pin remover, but it is a solid list.
That being said, I still would get them (and am going to when I start my sleeving). For the amount of time/head aches they will save it is worth it IMO. If you are doing a little sleeving job, then you could definitely do without them.
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What exactly kinda of tools do you need? Seems to me a ruler and an exacto knife or a pair of scissors would work fine. I'm just trying to get a better idea here before I order.
I just couldn't get it accurate every time. I'd accidentally cut it on a slight angle or 1mm too short/long. To do it accurately it's easiest to just make a little jig but I couldn't think of anything to use to be able to make one up. You can cut the heatshrink yourself but the price difference between pre-cut and non pre-cut is so small there's no point really for all the time and effort it saves you.
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I just couldn't get it accurate every time. I'd accidentally cut it on a slight angle or 1mm too short/long. To do it accurately it's easiest to just make a little jig but I couldn't think of anything to use to be able to make one up. You can cut the heatshrink yourself but the price difference between pre-cut and non pre-cut is so small there's no point really for all the time and effort it saves you.
I actually find that cutting your own is cooler. I have a few "reference" pre-cut ones and I cut the rest of the heatshrink to that; I use a wire cutter though; not scissors since it's a lot more precise and it's a straight 1 cut job. Maybe it's just me cheaping out; but I feel like I'm "saving" money by doing it
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