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    July, 2017
Spark Plug Boots
Posted by kcrist84 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 6:57 PM

Been looking everywhere for this but can't find it. Is their a certain size of the tubing for the boots? For 1/24, 1/25. I know wiring comes in gauges but didn't know if it was same for boots? Where can I buy some?

Thanks

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Posted by 195X on Thursday, August 03, 2017 7:36 PM

I know on ebay, if you search Doyusha in models and kits, they have several sizes of molded, bubber boots, though I've never seen them in 25th scale. I think Detail Master has boots and or boot material. I rarely if ever use boots.

When I use the boots on the distributor they allways look oversized and clunky. Before inserting any wires in my distributor I will dip them in some cheap water based paint such as Ceramcoat. Trim to length and attach to distributor. The best part is these cheap paints are usually less than a buck and you can make your boots any color you can find or mix. I find it closer to scale than adding tubing or such.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by kcrist84 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 7:56 PM

Interesting idea. So its just kind of adds a little thinkness to the wires at the end?

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  • From: Pasco, Wa
Posted by ScottH454 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:40 PM

I have a good way to make your boots, with heatshrink tubing. I cut them in 1mm lengths then slip one over the wire. Then I myself am using a trigger type solder gun to heat the tubing an it shrinks to a snug fit. The following site also has small wire to grab to justify shipping.

Heat Shrink 3/64ths OD 3 feet

http://tcsdcc.com/Zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20_48&products_id=311

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Posted by kcrist84 on Friday, August 04, 2017 7:57 AM

I see. The reason I had asked this was I had ordered a spark plug boot set and the wire looked goofy in the boot part cause of the size difference. Is it possible to shrink this with a hair dryer? Not sure how much heat it needs. 

 

Thanks.

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Friday, August 04, 2017 10:00 AM

Correct, The paint adds just the right thickness, and if not you can re-dip. The heat shrink tubing works very well, however I always ran into the same thing.. too thick. But there are many techniques in the plastic city. I'm sure if neither of these tactics work, someone else will offer one that does. Cheers!

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

TnT
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    September, 2016
Posted by TnT on Friday, August 04, 2017 12:46 PM

I used the wire sheathing from old phone line, then slide my wire through it. 

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    June, 2017
  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 7:15 PM

Detail Master Scale vynil tubing to use as sparkplug wire boots. It's the correct color for most boots, but only comes straight. If you want angled boots, simply cut a 45 degree notch, bend and glue. 

 

Dennis

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