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9/03/2020 8:43 AM  #1

braided wire coverings

i like the look of the braided wire coverings.

Anyone have a source or brand that is good quality but doesn't cost as much as something like the painless brand. Stuff is pretty pricey.



9/03/2020 8:59 AM  #2

Re: braided wire coverings

I've used these guys, specifically the Clean Cut product. It's available on Amazon and pretty reasonably priced.


9/03/2020 9:03 AM  #3

Re: braided wire coverings

I used techflex split loom got it from amazon 

65 coupe, 351w, c4, power disk brakes, power r&p, vintage air.

9/03/2020 7:19 PM  #4

Re: braided wire coverings

bearcat wrote:

I used techflex split loom got it from amazon 

Do you have to use a hot knife to cut it?

"anyone that stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty"Henry Ford

9/04/2020 7:34 AM  #5

Re: braided wire coverings

I used scissors, if the ends did fray I used a lighter to fix it. At the wire ends I did use heat shrink to ensure everything stayed in place. 

Last edited by Raymond_B (9/04/2020 7:40 AM)


9/04/2020 7:56 AM  #6

Re: braided wire coverings

scissor cut, hit with a lighter, I wrapped my end with cloth tape. I'm planning on replacing my wiring when i do i will use heat shrink on the ends, much cleaner look

65 coupe, 351w, c4, power disk brakes, power r&p, vintage air.

9/05/2020 9:42 PM  #7

Re: braided wire coverings

I bought this. It looked just like the stuff Painless sells for a fraction of the cost.

Bullet Bob gave me the name of a place that sells glue lined heat shrink top help with the terminated ends....can't remember the name for some reason right now!!!


John  -- 67 Mustang Coupe 390 5 speed

9/06/2020 7:36 AM  #8

Re: braided wire coverings

You can use a soldering gun to cut the braiding to keep it from unraveling.  I use my Weller 100/140 watt gun that I made a cutting tip with a #12 wire between the two terminals, flattening it in the middle to create a cutting edge.  However, you can use the the regular soldering tip, but the cut isn't as clean.  

65 Fastback, 351W, 5-speed, 4 wheel discs, 9" rear,  R&C Front End.

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