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Old 08-07-2004, 02:41 PM
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Default What should I use to shrink Ancor Marine shrink wrap tubing?

The stuff on electric connections, a cigarette lighter, heat gun?


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Old 08-07-2004, 02:58 PM
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Default RE: What should I use to shrink Ancor Marine shrink wrap tubing?

a heat gun
get a cheap one at home depot, or you can use a hair dryer
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Old 08-07-2004, 04:39 PM
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A hair dryer might be a little tuff. I use a heat gun. I splerged and bought a good one at Grainger.
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Old 08-07-2004, 05:17 PM
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Thanks guys, pulled out the old Black & Decker heat gun, works fine.

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Old 08-07-2004, 06:31 PM
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I almost always use a disposable lighter. I also like to use those charcoal lighters that have basically a disposable lighter in the handel and a long snoot. Either way, I'd guess I've shurnk two and a half miles of the stuff since I started using it in the early 70's. Used to be you could only get it in places that sold supplys for aircraft maintainence. I used to get it at a place near the airport in Miami back when I was wireing custom bikes for a little cash. Goodness, I'm getting old .....

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You can get the GOOD stuff with the glue in it here.
http://bestboatwire.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=52
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