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What is easiest way to shrink Cobra heatshrink tubes?

Marcusfrumpus
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What is easiest way to shrink Cobra heatshrink tubes?

Is a match a suitable way to cure heat shrink?

EricL
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Re: how is easiest way to shrinkcobra heat shrink tubes. A match?

Hello @Marcusfrumpus 

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community, Thank you for joining us and sharing your question about Heat Shrink tubes.

 

If you are only doing a few jobs with the Heat Shrink it would be practical to use a match. However, if you are doing many jobs I suggest using an Ozito 2000W Variable Temperature Heat Gun. This will allow you to heat shrink the tube more efficiently and uniformly. If you are currently working on a project, please don't hesitate to post. Our members will be more than happy to provide advice and information should you need it.

 

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Eric

 

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Marcusfrumpus
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Re: how is easiest way to shrinkcobra heat shrink tubes. A match?

Match worked well, only needed on two tubes. Incidentally tried on some other plastic  and they melted to fit.

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David_B
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Re: how is easiest way to shrinkcobra heat shrink tubes. A match?

Probably the best is a hair dryer, don't use matches you will just burn the tube rather than shrink it.

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MitchellMc
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Re: how is easiest way to shrinkcobra heat shrink tubes. A match?

Great tip there @David_B! I've also found it's a bit hard to get enough heat from a match without burning the heat shrink. 

 

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