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Bubba Ray's tech tip of the day

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    Guess what melts first, heat shrink tube or the lighter? If you answered lighter, you are correct. Now I'm getting ready to become half owner in some fancy heat gun from some fuffy craft store. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    I was suprised at how hot you have to get shrink tubing...I used a torch and thought the wires were gonna melt first... /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    Been there , Done that! OUCH! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    Yep. Especially when you don't use the cheap stuff either. I happened to have some fancy splice thing in the box and used that, and the plastic on the lighter just friggin melted........

    By the way, are you and Friz trying to tell us something with the satanistic-type CD covers? Wouldn't be members of the advance party of the Illuminations Invasion of CK5 would ya? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    Hey when you get the heat gun be sure when you use it not touch it or the piece your working on for awhile! WooHoo really hot stuff man!
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    Okie dokie. I don't know exactly what I'm getting, but the wife is getting it from the craft store, so hopefully it will work for what I need.
     
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    damn dude, back your heat off a little bit, put the tubing right above the flame, not in it in case anyone hasn't used it before, it will yeild better results in shrinking, and won't burn your wires
     
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    This is some super industrial strength heat shrink I'm using /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif. Just tested this foofoo heat gun from the craft store and by golly the darn thing worked great. Hope the wife won't miss it. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    I used my dad's glasses and the sun for my heat-shrink tubing.
     
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    I used my dad's glasses and the sun for my heat-shrink tubing. It worked really well.
     
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    You're using the wrong tubing Bubba! The stuff I got from radio shack shrinks in a heartbeat. Holding above the flame as someone else mentioned is also a key...
     
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    Re: Bubba Ray\'s tech tip of the day

    i forgot where i got it. it was thick, but it works. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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