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post #10966 of 14141

i wonder if i braided it right... =(

 

 

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post #10967 of 14141

Anybody know of heatshrink that shrinks to a flat rectangular shape? Need some for a Stax cable, the sides have been cut a fair bit and the inside wires are showing, right now I have clear sticky tape carefully wrapped around and had no luck in trying to form regular circular heatshrink to a flat rectangular shape.

post #10968 of 14141

while it is still warm, you can usually press it flat (pliers, or books or something) until it cools.

post #10969 of 14141
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

while it is still warm, you can usually press it flat (pliers, or books or something) until it cools.

 

I tried that on the first go but it made the process worse.

post #10970 of 14141

http://www.buyheatshrink.com/heatshrinktubing/3-1-flat-heat-shrink.htm

 

Here's white or yellow flat heat shrink. I'm sure there is more to be found.

post #10971 of 14141

The RCA is a Canare crimp on coax connector. You need to buy the pricy Canare crimper to do the job.

post #10972 of 14141
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http://www.buyheatshrink.com/heatshrinktubing/3-1-flat-heat-shrink.htm

 

Here's white or yellow flat heat shrink. I'm sure there is more to be found.

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post #10973 of 14141
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I love you man, here's hoping they ship to Australia. You deserve a beerchug.gif

Might be flat, but it's like any other heatshrink. As soon as you start heating it, it will go round.

http://www.toxic-cables.co.uk                  PREPARE TO BE INTOXICATED

 

 

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post #10974 of 14141
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Originally Posted by Toxic Cables View Post

Might be flat, but it's like any other heatshrink. As soon as you start heating it, it will go round.

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post #10975 of 14141
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

http://www.buyheatshrink.com/heatshrinktubing/3-1-flat-heat-shrink.htm

Here's white or yellow flat heat shrink. I'm sure there is more to be found.

That's more or less standard cylindrical shrinkwrap, precreased so that it won't kink up when going through a printer.

If you really need to wrap something that has to stay non-round, try splinting it with an appropriately sized piece of something more rigid? Or maybe dab some hot glue on either flat side to create a round profile for the wrap to shrink to? I don't have any good suggestions, sorry.
post #10976 of 14141

700

 

My 3 wire braid with switchcraft mini XLR + 3.5mm plug using Plussound copper wire and WBT Solder :)

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Anybody know of heatshrink that shrinks to a flat rectangular shape? Need some for a Stax cable, the sides have been cut a fair bit and the inside wires are showing, right now I have clear sticky tape carefully wrapped around and had no luck in trying to form regular circular heatshrink to a flat rectangular shape.


http://en.mdpc-x.com/

 

You would be looking for the sata heatshrink. I'm not familiar with the stax cable, but the shrink can stretch enough to fit over a standard sata data cable.

 

They're only open at certain times, but the quality is top-notch.

post #10979 of 14141

that doesnt shrink in a square though...if you shrink it OVER something square, itll hold that shape, but it will shrink to a circle like the others

post #10980 of 14141
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that doesnt shrink in a square though...if you shrink it OVER something square, itll hold that shape, but it will shrink to a circle like the others

 

Yeah that's the impression I had too from looking at the pictures. The Stax cable is extremely thin and flexible so the heatshrink will go out of it's pre-flattened shape once heated.

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