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CTXxRoss 05-24-2013 6:08 AM

What do you use to cover tower speaker wires??
 
So I need to cover a couple small runs of wire on my tower. What do y'all use for this, bc all I can find is that cheap split plastic wire loom. Was thinking about heat shrink wrapping them but idk. Also, are there any special grommets that I can use where I drill into the fiberglass on the boat to jump into it? Something that will look better than just a whole with a rubber grommet? Thanks for any advice!!

Dmac420sj 05-24-2013 6:52 AM

Y are you not running inside your tower?

CTXxRoss 05-24-2013 6:56 AM

I did... I just need to cover the wires where they come out of the speaker, into the tower, and out of the tower into the boat.

petrie141 05-24-2013 7:01 AM

This isn't the best example (the tubing size is too large), but you get the idea. I bet Home Depot or Lowes would offer a thinner tube in store.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Buchanan-...8#.UZ9yEEC1GSo

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pro...df41c6_300.jpg

CTXxRoss 05-24-2013 7:16 AM

That's what I have on it now... I don't like the way it looks so I'm wanting something a little more professional looking

corerider 05-24-2013 7:40 AM

Search for "wire sleeve" or "expanable wire sleeve" and you will find all kinds of options. I've used it for years. I keep the cut ends from fraying by adding some shrink tubing at the ends.
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...w/IMG_3569.jpg

CTXxRoss 05-24-2013 7:45 AM

Is that a nylon loom? I have found a ton of nylon expandable loom on eBay. But I worry it will become brittle in the elements...

corerider 05-24-2013 8:25 AM

Yes, nylon sleeve. This stuff is only 1 year old, but I had some on before I replaced my tower speakers for about 4-5 years and it was just like new.

The only PITA about the stuff is your have to put it on the wire before running it through the tower, but I have seen some split sleeve offered now. I just don't know if it would end up looking as good as the sleeve that isn't split.

CTXxRoss 05-24-2013 9:00 AM

The wire is already ran but I can disconnect it from the amp and fish it up to where I need it easily. Only part I can't do that is where it goes out of the speaker mount and into the tower. That's a short enough run of wire though I think I'm just going to heat shrink it and be done. I f'd up and put my butt connectors all in the same section so I really need to pull the wire out so I have some slack and re do them right up there. I don't really need any kind of disconnect where it goes into the boat but I would like something prettier than just a hole with a grommet in it... Any suggestions?

corerider 05-24-2013 9:19 AM

I used plastic grommets for the holes in my tower, but my wires come up through the tower feet so they can't be seen where they pass through fiberglass. I don't think the plastic grommets would work well in fiberglass though depending on how thick the media was. :confused:

CTXxRoss 05-24-2013 9:50 AM

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Originally Posted by corerider (Post 1824108)
I used plastic grommets for the holes in my tower, but my wires come up through the tower feet so they can't be seen where they pass through fiberglass. I don't think the plastic grommets would work well in fiberglass though depending on how thick the media was. :confused:

Good point... I didn't think about the thickness of the fiberglass. I saw a couple guys one here using the bilge dump fittings and running the wires through that. I think I'm gonna get some expandable wire loom, heat shrink each end over the wires and run it through one of those dump fittings.

nitrousbird 05-24-2013 10:22 AM

Techflex:
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/8374/dsc03922e.jpg


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