Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing has many uses, ranging from sealing electrical connections to securing delicate parts for shipping. As the name indicates, Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing after it is heated, which creates a strong seal between the tubing and the surface to which is applied. The Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing increases in strength after its size has been reduced, due to the compacting of material. Although the Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing is held in place by shrinking, debris and contaminants have a direct effect on the stability and reliability of the final tubing connection.
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Wipe down the surface that is going to receive the Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing with a clean rag. If you find sharp objects like splinters on wood or spatter on metal, scrape the surface of the material with the paint scraper to smooth out the surface.
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Pull the loose end of the Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing from the roll, and unravel around eight inches of tape from the roll.
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Place the loose end of Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing onto the surface to be bonded.
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Keep pressure on the loose end of the Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing, and wrap the heat shrink tape around the object. Make sure that the first wrap covers the loose end of the Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing.
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Allow the tape to cool, and then continue to wrap the Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing around the object. You can shrink multiple layers if you need a structurally strong tape bond.
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Cut the end of the Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing with a pair of sharp scissors. Do not pull and snap the heat shrink tape, as this will reduce the holding strength at the end of the tape.
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Tear off a piece of masking tape and place it on the end of the Heat Shrink Silicone Rubber Tubing to hold the tape in place.
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Allow the taped area to cool before handling the object, as the retained heat can cause burns.