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 Post subject: Cloth Covered Wiring - Quick Tip
PostPosted: Feb Thu 15, 2018 6:54 pm 
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Ever tried to glue the outer cloth covering on original cords, speaker wire, etc? Inevitably, the cloth just sticks to whatever you apply the glue with and just unravels things even more!

Here's a little tip... instead of glue, mix up some enamel model paint and match the color. Paint is not an adhesive so it goes on liquid. Take a fine brush or a qtip and lightly coat the wire by dabbing it with the paint. When it dries, you get a nice, clean look and the cloth on your wiring is sealed. No more unraveling.


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 Post subject: Re: Cloth Covered Wiring - Quick Tip
PostPosted: Feb Fri 16, 2018 12:05 am 
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With wire on top caps I usually put shrink tube on that to duplicate sleeving, as was used there in many sets. Circuit board lacquer dries clear & I often use that to stop fraying and on joints of dissimilar metal, to resist corrosion.

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 Post subject: Re: Cloth Covered Wiring - Quick Tip
PostPosted: Feb Fri 16, 2018 12:21 am 
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I have used clear nail polish to seal the ends of the wire braid. Problem is it takes forever to dry hard and the heat of the soldering does no good.

There was a recent post of a chassis that had been re-wired. The tech used some sort of plastic ferrule over the wire. Looks both neat and a fast solution. Meaning, the process of re-wiring is not delayed waiting for paint to dry :shock:

Chas


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 Post subject: Re: Cloth Covered Wiring - Quick Tip
PostPosted: Feb Fri 16, 2018 2:40 am 
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For repair of damaged cloth covering on power cables between RF and power supply chassis, I have used sewing thread, in a color to match, wrapped around the damaged area, with the ends tucked under in the same manner as attaching line guides to fishing rods. CharlesD


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 Post subject: Re: Cloth Covered Wiring - Quick Tip
PostPosted: Feb Fri 16, 2018 5:25 am 
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You can get shrink tube in clear, you need to be careful with a heat gun, or its destruction. I have used fishing cordage (non plastic) on the end, much as we used to do with rope.

Where a wire is passing through a clamp type grommet the fabric can be often be protected by a glue type shrink tube: Agin watch any heating.

Marc


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