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Re: Heat Shrink Plastic
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 11:58:38 AM »
I used some 4, maybe 5 decades past. It was a give-away in a box of  cereal. I made a keyring fob. Too distant a memory for me to be able to review. Actually I'd totally forgotten it, until your post reminded me David.
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Re: Heat Shrink Plastic
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 12:09:06 PM »
I used some 4, maybe 5 decades past. It was a give-away in a box of  cereal. I made a keyring fob. Too distant a memory for me to be able to review. Actually I'd totally forgotten it, until your post reminded me David.
Blimey, I remember having a few of those keyfobs from cereal packets, must be 40 years ago! Just need to try to remember what cereal and what the fobs were..................sorry, no help to your question.

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Re: Heat Shrink Plastic
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 12:45:56 PM »
Ah, yes. Cereal boxes
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Re: Heat Shrink Plastic
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2020, 12:46:41 PM »
When I saw the thread title, I immediately thought of heatshrink tubing, commonly used in electronics for insulating joins, etc.

It is available in packs of various diameters and colours. Very useful in model railway wiring and circuitry as well as general electronic work.

However, I suspect that's not what you meant here!
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Re: Heat Shrink Plastic
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 03:34:12 PM »
I also assumed it would be electronics related. I remember putting crisp packets in the oven back in the day, before they were foil, is that the same thing?

I can see no conceivable use for the MDP stuff though. Their decal paper is superb though, my chosen supplier everytime. Buy on their website rather than Amazon and you can save 15% with code MDP15. No connection, just a satisfied blah blah blah

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Re: Heat Shrink Plastic
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 05:40:46 PM »
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I can see no conceivable use for the MDP stuff though.
If it shrinks to 50% of the original it could be very useful.Lots of oo scale plans out there,print em and shrink em.
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Re: Heat Shrink Plastic
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 01:03:34 AM »
When I saw the thread title, I immediately thought of heatshrink tubing, commonly used in electronics for insulating joins, etc.

It is available in packs of various diameters and colours. Very useful in model railway wiring and circuitry as well as general electronic work.

However, I suspect that's not what you meant here!

Heat shrink tubing - can't live without it. Actually I might not if it wasn't for heatshrink , or at least the RCD would have tripped!

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Re: Heat Shrink Plastic
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 02:43:47 AM »
When I saw the thread title, I immediately thought of heatshrink tubing, commonly used in electronics for insulating joins, etc.
Same here.  Link contents made me think of the shrinky-dinks toys.
Wonder how such a shrinkable material would be useful if it could be 3d printed, say on a photon or equivalent.
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