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Old 12-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wire Coverings???

What are you using to cover the wires? I've changed all the cables to braided, I've ordered some so called "stainless braided wire loom" but it loks more like tinsel..... waist of money. Trying to dress the wires up a bit, I've looked on here with no luck.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What are you using to cover the wires? I've changed all the cables to braided, I've ordered some so called "stainless braided wire loom" but it loks more like tinsel..... waist of money. Trying to dress the wires up a bit, I've looked on here with no luck.
I covered mine with....... handlebars.

Internal wiring. Screw "covering". Internal wiring cleans that bars up.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I covered mine with....... handlebars.

Internal wiring. Screw "covering". Internal wiring cleans that bars up.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry, I did run them internal, but have a few inches exposed between the bottom of the bars and the trees. I have 4" risers, so just trying to cover the exposed area.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Split convoluted tubing. Most hdwr. stores or Auto-Zones carry the stuff.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If you already wired them internally, leave them alone. The thin black covering isn't really that noticable from the top tree, and covering them with something thicker or brighter, will just bring your attention to them.

Trust me.....notbody sees them more than you...

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wow, Great idea!
I work for a company that makes cable and I have millions of feet of braid that was pulled off of a cable and tossed. I have silver and some thats a gold color. I think I'll take some home and leave it outside and see if it rusts. I think it will but there's so many mixes of metals that I don't know if it'll rust or not. I'm sure none of it is stainless but I'll check.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If you are talking about the braid from CATV cable, it will rust. great for shielding out off-air signals, but doesn't hold up to weather, I already thought of that since I work for a cable company.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Your local autoparts store should have spiral wire loom. I've seen it in black or chrome. About 6 bucks for 4 feet. Just cut to length. Made outa plastic.no rust

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