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Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« on: September 09, 2014, 10:21:34 AM »
I finally found a source for primary wire with tracer stripe in minimum quantities that might work for me. 250 foot minimums. Quality general purpose vinyl insulated or the best crosslinked poly insulation. All 3 jacket thicknesses also available. They will do printing also. 2-3 day turnaround from order time to shipping. Not bad  at all.
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 12:57:20 PM »
so we will know who to call for small quantities then huh!!  ;D
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 01:19:41 PM »
If not picky about exact color combinations.
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014, 01:30:39 PM »
Going to keep this info a secret?  ;D
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 02:03:19 PM »
Going to keep this info a secret?  ;D
yup................... ;D ;D
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 02:23:12 PM »
I used Painless and it is printed for the entire length
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 07:11:52 PM »
I have different circuits than painless stuff. Only about 2/3 of 26 circuit harness would be printed right.I mean I have 3 separate fans to be switched just to use as an example. Painless makes some nice,high quality stuff but  but for me,there are better options.    Won't be a bit cheaper than a Painless harness,likely more costly but it will be a correct custom harness for this car specifically.
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2014, 06:01:50 AM »
Yoshi had posted he'd found a bundled cable to extend the Busa harness with.  It sucks to use the same color wire to extend 3 diff color wires because you cant find enough of them. 

I'll take 20' please.  ;D
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2014, 07:09:54 AM »
We all continue to learn as we go. I now will only use crosslinked poly insulating jacket wire. Much higher heat resistance,abrasion resistance and can be thinner for neater wiring . I'm going to use the GXL for this car.  Here's some brief info.


What types of insulation are on automotive wire?

There are two main categories of automotive wire – PVC and Cross-Linked. The biggest difference between the two categories is temperature range. Cross-linked automotive wire can withstand much higher temperatures than PVC automotive wire.

The three main types of PVC automotive wire are:

    GPT - used for general circuit wiring and rated to 80 °C
    TWP - lead-free, thin wall automotive wire rated to 105 °C
    HDT - heavy wall automotive wiring rated to 80 °C

PVC is insulation is extruded, which is created by heating PVC and then extruding it through a die on the stranding. This insulation can be melted with a heat source, changing the form.

The three most common types of cross-linked automotive wire are:

    GXL – thin wall, most common type, works with most standard automotive connectors, rated to 125 °C
    SXL – standard wall, rated to 125 °C
    TXL – extra thin wall, best for applications that require minimal size and weight, rated to 125 °C

Cross-linked insulation is created by extruding the material through a tube, under heat and pressure, in order to 'cross-link' or change the molecules of the insulation to another state.
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2014, 06:15:06 PM »
i really thought auto wire would be rated for higher temps considering the temps under the hood on a 100* day with the air on and i say that cause i'm the one under those hoods while the customers stand there and tell me they have to be somewhere in 30 mins and can't be with out there car lmao
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 06:16:59 PM »
Those temps were in C
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2014, 06:31:46 PM »
Take a sharpie and run a regular wire through your hand a draw a stripe down it. Red and black both work well. Silver doesn't show up to well. I can stripe 20' of wire in about 30 sec.............
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2014, 06:54:48 PM »
Doesn't work well with cross lin ked insulation. It comes off. Regular PVC ,yep,done that a lot.
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2014, 08:59:59 PM »
I hadn't thought about all your different devices.  You will have many more than what my buggy has.  The Painless is TXL.
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Re: Tracer Stripe Primary Wire
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 10:17:34 PM »
Yes,Painless is of high quality but ,I have a bit of reservation using the TXL on this car. I'm going with SXL.   
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