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trying to light my first model. Soldered the wires fine, went to heat the shrink tubing and caught it on fire. Think I left the match under it to long. Tubing is a little black but it's shrunk pretty good.
 

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trying to light my first model. Soldered the wires fine, went to heat the shrink tubing and caught it on fire. Think I left the match under it to long. Tubing is a little black but it's shrunk pretty good.
Get yourself a heat gun. There are plenty of them pretty cheap on Ebay.
I got one with a case and attachments for around $30.
There are a lot without cases for $15-$20 depending on attachments.
 

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I use a cheap butane lighter and just flash the heat-shrink tubing a couple of times instead of a long flame bath. I have no idea what brand of HS tubing I have but it does not take much to get it collapsed.
 

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Fire, fire... Don't Panic. Don't Panic!

Yes a heat gun is a very useful tool. Try to find one that has a conical nozzle attachment so you can get a very small stream of hot air if you need to get heat into small areas without heating up the surrounding area too much.

Also, you can use your soldering iron and run it around and over the heat shrink. Takes a bit more time but it does work.

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