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DEI Heat Shrink Tubing

Black 4-foot length (6-mm diameter)

Item # 696010838

Heat shrink tubing makes your wiring look neat and professional.

Heat shrink tubing makes your wiring look neat and professional.

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About the DEI Heat Shrink Tubing

Heat shrink tubing makes your wiring look neat and professional. DEI's Hi-Temp Shrink Tubing shrinks down when heated to form a tight seal that protects your wire splices and connections from short circuits and moisture. You can also bundle wires together in harnesses without messy electrical tape.

Heat shrink tubing makes your wiring look neat and professional. DEI's Hi-Temp Shrink Tubing shrinks down when heated to form a tight seal that protects your wire splices and connections from short circuits and moisture. You can also bundle wires together in harnesses without messy electrical tape.

These black heat shrink tubes come in 4-foot lengths and are available in 3 mm (approx. 1/8"), 6 mm (1/4"), and 9 mm (3/8") diameters, as well as an assortment package that includes all three sizes. For splicing, use the 3 mm size for 16-gauge wire, 6 mm for 10-gauge, and 9 mm for 8-gauge. Warranty: 30 days.

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  • One 4' length of 6mm diameter heat shrink tubing
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Just what I needed

Ricardo from Tobyhanna, PA on 4/23/2019

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Used these to solder my wiring harness to my new head unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 3/14/2019

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does the job of protecting wire solder joints well. note that it will not fit on bigger wires that what its description says its for (not even a 1 gauge step (i.e. it fits 16 gauge, but wouldn't fit over the wire/solder joint for 14 gauge wire);

Pros: easy to work with professional results solid wire protection

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Nice heat shrink & value

jody from Christiansburg, VA on 2/18/2019

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Really nice heat shrink 3:1 ratio makes it useful for many different applications.

Pros: shrinks to 1/3 of original size good length for needed applications

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Waynesboro, VA on 1/24/2019

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Easy to use, seems to seal well, hair dryer can be used instead of a heat gun

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Michael G from Woodridge, IL on 12/13/2018

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Only one purchase needed to complete the job.

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Tom from Austin, MN on 5/3/2018

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Nice product

Pros: Very uniform

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Crutchfield customer from Waverly, IL on 1/29/2018

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Works good

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ken from Olney, MD on 1/21/2018

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Shrunk as it was supposed to protecting soldered wires.

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Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 1/15/2018

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Good product.

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Nice Looking Wiring Job!

Rob from Coopersville, MI on 12/29/2017

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Works exactly as I had hoped it would. Makes spliced wires look clean and holds everything together very well!

Pros: Makes wiring look good. Does not require excessive amount of heat. Works very well for various wiring applications.

Cons: Just make sure you order the proper diameter tubing.

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Nice connecters

Richard from Gaithersburg, MD on 7/21/2017

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Great product

Pros: Easy fast

Cons: None

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professional finished look

Ed from Las Vegas, NV on 6/18/2017

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A professional finished look when using these.

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Crutchfield customer from Edwardsville, IL on 1/28/2017

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Really made my install look professional.

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jdsj from Des Moines, IA on 10/10/2016

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Works great, never use black tape again.

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Perfect

J from Fall River, MA on 6/12/2016

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This is perfect for a standard head unit installation.

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DavidS from Georgia on 10/5/2015

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Heat shrink tubing makes for a neat installation

Pros: Works great

Cons: a little pricey for the amount you receive

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Shrinks when you heat it--what more could you ask for?

Matt from New Jersey on 12/7/2014

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Heat shrink is heat shrink. As long as it's flexible enough and shrinks around your connections well enough, it's going to do the trick.

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Want a Professional Installation On a DIY Budget?....Then Use This

Frank_M from Nash County, NC on 11/15/2014

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Folks...take it from a shop teacher. DON'T use butt connectors, wire nuts, electrical tape, or masking tape (don't laugh, I've seen it). Invest in an inexpensive soldering iron and some solder and splice the wires together using solder and then insulating them with heat shrink tubing (Don't forget to slide the tubing on BEFORE soldering the wires together). Even a hair dryer will work. Take the time to do it right the first time and you won't be sorry. If you don't know how to use a soldering iron then take a few minutes to learn by watching a YouTube video then practicing on some scrap pieces of stranded wire like is used on the harnesses. I'm surprised Crutchfield does not offer an "Educational Section" for just such a purpose.

Pros: Perfect size for most any stereo installation.

Cons: None

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MarkW from Ham Lake MN on 8/2/2014

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The best price I've encountered for heat shrink tubing. The perfect size for the wires encountered with the wiring harness for the car stereos.

Pros: Correct size. Great price.

Cons: None

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Tim from Aurora, CO on 6/20/2014

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Perfect for the job

Pros: Worked Great

Cons: None

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Thin Wall But Works

EJCUSA1 from Streamwood IL. on 2/9/2014

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I use heat shrink tubing like its water. This tubing works but its not the best. I found some that has thicker walls and has a type of sealer in it. Shrinks and seals your solider connections.

Pros: Shrinks fast and stays in place.

Cons: Thin wall, can and will peal.

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Just what I was looking for

Crutchfield customer from Santa Rosa, CA on 1/25/2014

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Got this for wiring my car receiver. Worked perfectly to cover the soldered wires. I'm not sure how well they insulate(I didn't look), but they fit.

Pros: Easy to use, and perfect for car receiver wires.

Cons: They shrink pretty fast? not that this is a con, but make sure the shrink won't move while you are heating it up. I ended up missing a couple times.

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Works like a charm

Jason from Easton PA on 11/26/2013

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My lighter ran out of fuel so I was able to shrink these with stick matches with great success.

Pros: easy to use

Cons: none

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Seal of Approval

Samanosuke47 from Ripley, WV on 7/7/2013

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Works as heat shrink. Able to just use a lighter and it shrinks right up. Holds well. I like it, and seemed to get an ample amount to work with.

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More details on the DEI Heat Shrink Tubing

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Features

Overview: Heat shrink tubing protects electrical connections from elements and allows you to bundle wires without the use of plastic ties or tape to give you a great finished look to your installation. Shrink tubing can be easily installed with an ordinary heat gun. This package contains one 4' length of heat shrink tubing that is 6mm in diameter. It fits up to single 10 AWG wire.

Note: The Heat Shrink Tubing may not fit all gauge wire listed due to difference in jacket thickness.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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solder speaker wire [ Daniel  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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installation purposes. also to use over soldered joints. [ CLIFTON  Jan 29, 2019 ]
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Clean up wire and connector [ Joshua  Feb 27, 2018 ]
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To cleanly insulate soldered harness connections. If you don't have a heat gun or hair dryer, heat shrink tubing can be shrunken with careful and gentle use of a match. [ Abe  Oct 16, 2017 ]
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It works much better then electrical tape. I've used heat shrink on my stereo connectors for years. [ Kevin  Sep 23, 2017 ]
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There's no reason when installing your own stereo system not to use professional products and techniques. Soldering and Heat Shrink is the most reliable and long lasting connection you can make. Not to mention, I care what my install looks like even if no one will ever see it. Keeping things as close to OEM as possible is important to me [ Shawn  Sep 02, 2017 ]
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making the joints waterproof. [ Michael  Jul 11, 2017 ]
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I need heat shrink tubing for insulating soldered connections in my radio install. [ James  Jun 04, 2017 ]
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I have used heat shrink tubing on all sorts of different projects and helps keep everything sealed up once i have finished soldering. [ Sean C. S. II  May 10, 2017 ]
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I am going for a more professional looking installation and I think heat shrink tubing looks better than wrapping my wires in electrical tape. [ Christopher  Mar 05, 2017 ]
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recommended by Norm [ DAVID  Feb 14, 2017 ]
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connect harness [ Mark  Nov 17, 2016 ]
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Needed these for wiring the aftermarket wire harness to the new head unit. [ Glen  Nov 15, 2016 ]
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Solder protection. [ Jeffrey Jay  Sep 17, 2016 ]
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always prefer to solder and use shrink tube... better connection. [ Sean  Jun 28, 2016 ]
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DEI is known for it's heat resistant products. It fits the 16 guage wire [ Christopher  Jun 01, 2016 ]
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After you splice the radio harness, you're left with a bunch of exposed contacts that need to be insulated from each other and the car's chassis. Electrical tape will do the trick, but requires 3 or 4 hands, and may come undone over time. Heat-shrink tubing is the way to go - just remember to put your tubing on *before* you splice! [ Kirt  May 29, 2016 ]
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Because electrical tape isn't as clean or last as long as shrink tubing. I got two diameters because I wasn't sure which to get [ Jesse  May 18, 2016 ]
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Because I needed some heat shrink. [ STEVEN  May 11, 2016 ]
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Cover spliced wires [ Jeffrey  Dec 19, 2018 ]
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To connect the wiring harness [ Jordy  Dec 11, 2018 ]
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Running low [ Jeremy Hornback  Aug 24, 2018 ]
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I chose the heat Shrink wrap because it is a good insulator after soldering wires. [ Alexander  Apr 28, 2018 ]
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It's good to have on hand and got me over the line for free shipping. [ grumpy  Sep 21, 2017 ]
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Because electrical tape isn't as clean or last as long as shrink tubing. I got two diameters because I wasn't sure which to get. [ Jesse  May 18, 2016 ]
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It's cheaper to get this variety pack than buy individually [ Paul  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Can never go wrong with assorted heat shrink tubing to cover/protect solder connections! [ Charles  Nov 13, 2018 ]
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To protect and insulate my solder joints [ ShookieJay  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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Added extra dollars to total for free shipping.........and you always need shrink tubing for some thing! Thanks. P.S. : I did not complete your survey because I had to leave my email with your survey company! Happy to just work with you! You can send me a survey directly if you want....Thanks, Peter [ Peter  Dec 19, 2017 ]
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easier install [ Michael  Nov 11, 2017 ]
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To make clean speaker wire connections [ Michael  Nov 08, 2017 ]
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I chose this item to strengthen the splices in my wiring and to give my work a clean appearance. [ Bobby  Oct 18, 2017 ]
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Shrink tubing makes for a clean installation when used with soldered connections [ Kent  May 02, 2017 ]
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Good way to securely connect conductors. [ Scott  Feb 25, 2017 ]
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2 questions already asked

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Is this the right size to for head unit wires?
[ Hector  Apr 03, 2016 ]
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I used it for small gauge speaker wires, but it could have accommodated a much larger wire. I think it would work fine for a head unit. I was very satisfied with the product.
[ GINGER  Apr 06, 2016 ]
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Worked great on mine.
[ Donald  Apr 06, 2016 ]
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Yes, that's what I used it for
[ dylan  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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I used this to wrap the wiring harness to the head unit on a clarion nx404 I believe it was. I soldered the wires, worked great. Nice and clean.
[ Joshua  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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Do I need a tool to heat shrink these tubing?
[ Massimo  Jul 14, 2014 ]
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I just used a lighter, but I had space to work and such, tight areas Idk if I'd have used a lighter or not. I just did a car audio install, so I was able to pull wire out and use the lighter to shrink it.
[ Jeremy  Jul 15, 2014 ]
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Yes. Either a heat gun of sorts or a butane torch, similar to what you'd use for soldering. Nothing fancy, just something that will activate the shrinking when the heat is applied. However, too much heat in one section will begin to melt it, since it is just plastic. The best way to figure it out is cut about a 3 inch strip of it off and run your heat source over it to get a feel on how it shrinks with what amount of heat. Then remember, you want about a quarter to half inch of material past whatever you're trying to put it on, shrink it and hook it up, then make sure the connection is still good (i.e. from your amps to speakers) and if it is, you're good to hook. Sorry about the in depth, but I figured if you're asking about a tool for it, I might as well describe the process as well. I do hope this helps.
[ JUSTUS L  Jul 15, 2014 ]
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It is best to use a heat gun, but if you have a hair dryer with a high-heat setting, that may do it for you. Be sure you get a tight, solid hold on the wire(s) if their purpose is to insulate (which is usually the main purpose, but often times I use heat shrink to tightly hold multiple insulated wires). I am not sure the best heat source temperature, but I'd say it'd probably fall in the 500-800 deg F range. Hope this helps.
[ KENT DEREK  Jul 14, 2014 ]
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A simple cigarette lighter will function just as well as a heat gun. Just wave the lighter across the tubing in a fluid manner avoiding direct heat for excessive periods.
[ RYAN  Jul 14, 2014 ]
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You can use a hair dryer and it will work OK, but you can also buy heat guns which are basically high-power hair dryers and they work a little better.
[ John  Jul 14, 2014 ]
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You'll need a heat gun to properly shrink the tubing.
[ Robert  Jul 14, 2014 ]
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Normally a heat gun, small torch out lighter id's all you need.
[ FRANK  Jul 14, 2014 ]
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A lighter is all you need.
[ BRANDON  Jul 14, 2014 ]

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