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01-09-2006, 10:55 AM
I have never used the heat shrink tubing before, but would like to use it at all my speaker wire terminations to clean things up a little bit at the ends. I don't have a heat gun, and would prefer not to buy one since it is something I would almost never be using. I know its only like $20-30 but would still prefer to not get one.

Is there a way I can shrink the tubing by another method? Thanks in advance.

01-13-2006, 08:45 PM
I just made some power cords and used a hair dryer on that heat shrink, and that was 1 1/2" so smaller stuff should be no problem.

01-13-2006, 09:03 PM
a lighter at a safe distance always works

01-15-2006, 08:27 PM
I actually prefer using a lighter instead of a heat gun...no cord and you dont have to worry about the hot tip burning somthing when you put it down.

01-16-2006, 05:47 AM
i got in a good fight with a heat gun one time. i put it down and a minute later i turned around to answer the phone and i hit my arm on it and now i have a nasty scar from it. so remember always pay attention to where you put your heat gun lol

01-16-2006, 07:50 AM
Thanks guys. Guess I'll try the hair dryer first, and if that doesn't work will use a lighter.