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Post by rx3me on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 6:28 pm

Hi guys can anyone tell me were to get hollow tube used for plug lead boots, i've been using tamiya bike tube but getting low. Eg: were, brand & size. cheers
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Re: plug boot tubing

Post by dv8v8 on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 6:57 pm

instead of trying to get tubing, use wire, strip a section of plastic from the wire then using pliers pull the wire out of the insulation and there u have it tubing
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Re: plug boot tubing

Post by Big D on Fri 11 Nov 2016, 1:50 am

Fly fishing tubing works very well for that and it is cheap and high quality. The smallest, called micro, I use for plug wires and the next size for boots. Comes in many colors. Amazes me they can make tubing this small. If you do a search for this stuff and find different brands the best brand is HARELINE.
Here is a link so you can see what I am talking about.

http://www.americanflyfishing.com/Fly+Tying/Body+Materials/Hareline+Stalcup%27s+Micro,+Midge+and+Standard+Tub.html

And another.
http://www.jsflyfishing.com/hareline-hollow-tubing

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Re: plug boot tubing

Post by slowlylearning on Fri 11 Nov 2016, 6:11 am

Got any pictures of it in action on a model engine Big D?

I use some single-core wire and take the actual metal from it. Got it from TPB but am looking for a place that sells spools of it once I identify what the actual type of wire it is.

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Re: plug boot tubing

Post by Morrie on Tue 23 May 2017, 8:44 pm

I just started using 1mm heat shrink, get it on ebay from china for about $1.50 for a few metres, looks awesome.
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Re: plug boot tubing

Post by rx3me on Fri 26 May 2017, 4:28 pm

thanx morrie look gr8 on your models so will give it a go.
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