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I'm looking for cable sleeving.I found some at newegg thats 3/8. Is this stuff easy to install.How do you put it over the cables. Is it split in half of does it stretch.I'm ordering a few things and have about $15 bucks left.So I thought I would get some.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-040-_-Product
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Hello.

There is sleeving that is "split", but the kit that you linked seems to be "slip-over".

Although split sleeving is easier to install, imho it does not look as nice and the split can sometimes open up making the sleeving look pretty bad.

The slip-over sleeving expands and can slide over the pins of a cable. If you use a large enough diameter the sleeving will also expand over the connector (molex, 3-pin) but the final results do not look as tidy as the sleeving will be overly-large in comparison to the cable/wire itself.

Generally a professional-looking job will have the connectors removed, the cable sleeved, and the connector replaced.

Heatshrink tubing finishes off the sleeving and can be shrunk using a small butane torch, some hairdryers (that blow hot enough), and even a lighter, but the lighter can be problematic and troublesome imho.
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Hello.

There is sleeving that is "split", but the kit that you linked seems to be "slip-over".

Although split sleeving is easier to install, imho it does not look as nice and the split can sometimes open up making the sleeving look pretty bad.

The slip-over sleeving expands and can slide over the pins of a cable. If you use a large enough diameter the sleeving will also expand over the connector (molex, 3-pin) but the final results do not look as tidy as the sleeving will be overly-large in comparison to the cable/wire itself.

Generally a professional-looking job will have the connectors removed, the cable sleeved, and the connector replaced.

Heatshrink tubing finishes off the sleeving and can be shrunk using a small butane torch, some hairdryers (that blow hot enough), and even a lighter, but the lighter can be problematic and troublesome imho.
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