Speaker wire decorating

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  1. Shane Morales

    Shane Morales Second Unit

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    Any technical reason why I shouldn't do this:

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    to my exposed speaker wires? It's just a nylon mesh sleeving tube. The only part I'm concerned about is putting the heat srink tubing on the ends cause you use a heat-gun for that. I don't know if the heat will be bad for the speaker wires - I have 12g, good quality wires.

    I do this to my computers and various other cabling, just cause I like the way it looks and you can pretty much turn a bunch of cables into one. Handy.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Go for it.

    You can get TechFlex braded mesh for a 'botique' look, or simple shrink wrap.

    Many expensive/custom wires are dressed up with this stuff. As long as you use shrink-tube only a bit larger than the wires, you should not have to hit it with the heat gun for more than 10-20 seconds - not going to hurt anything.
     
  3. Shane Morales

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    Thank you. I'll look up the Techflex.
     
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    Partsexpress sells the heat shrink and TechFlex in different colors.
     
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    Can't you just use a hair dryer?[​IMG]
     
  6. Shane Morales

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    I already own a heat gun - I do a lot of computer modding so it comes in real handy.
     

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