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Old 11 May 2010, 08:01   #11
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Originally Posted by Cookee View Post
Never mentioned super glue! If you ge the right heat shrink the glue is inside the tube already and also fills the small gaps when heated.
Sorted then.

Lee has had a fair bit of information and hopefully now can start and complete fully the task .

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Old 12 May 2010, 13:50   #12
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Originally Posted by Sonar View Post
Yep there is that but the heat shrink has to be the right size to suit the wire.
Took the wire to an electrical factors and still they gave me the wrong stuff it never shrunk small enough hence I went for the self amalgamating tape....
As for glue super glue went to hard and cracked if you moved the wires.
I found the tape easier.
Yeah, well, electrical tape is easier still. Won't seal at all, but it's easier.

If you find yourself with heatshrink that is too large for the job, and can't get the right stuff, you can take a hot glue stick, shave off some thin pieces, and pack those inside the shrink tube around the wire on either side of the joint, then shrink like normal. The glue shavings will melt and seal it up quite nicely.

Better to get the right size tubing, of course.


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