Replacing cables sheaths?

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed May 27 19:40:04 CDT 2020

On 5/27/20 12:38 PM, Patrick Finnegan via cctalk wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 2:22 PM Craig Ruff via cctech <cctech at>
> wrote:
>> Does anyone know of an effective technique to replace the sheath of a
>> cable without needing to reterminate the ends? On all of the Apple power
>> adapter cables I've used the plastic sheath starts to fall apart, but the
>> adapter itself and the cable conductors are still useable. Something that
>> results in a reasonably flexible coating that doesn't look like a horrible
>> accident happened to the cable? :-)
> If you can't use heat-shrink tubing, it sounds to me like a good use for
> Plasti Dip.  Just cover up the connector end first...
> Pat

There are a few products offered under the label of "wrap-around heat
shrink tubing".  Not cheap.


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