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Hey, I did a search, couldn't find anything but I know its been covered before.

Im looking to clean up the look of my engine bay wiring harnesses, whats the best stuff to use?

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Friction tape, you can get it at most auto parts stores. It's a cloth tape but only sticks to itself and doesn't turn gooey.

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try Waytekwire.com for a harness kit,

not stock, but made for wrapping wire harnesses,

one kit will do one car, easily,

caution tho. their catalog can be addicting,

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Check out Blunts build in the "project blog" section. He used a very nice wrap from Painless Wiring. It's very clean looking.

Cris

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-= VINYL TUBING =-

http://www.riwire.com/

I suggest you NOT tape - rather let the wires breath and

avoid moisture lock in by using VINYL tubing -

much like german car makers oem practice.

The tubing protects against chaffing, heat,

and chemical exposure - but allows air to enter

so water won't be trapped.

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If you use friction tape and have a freshly painted light colored car, the friction tape will leave a slight mark on your paint for the first few days.

The marks rub right off. However, if you just "handle" the friction tape after you wrap the wires, it will not mark the paint.

BMW has a wrap for the newer cars that is fuzzy and is great to work with. I lost the part number for it. KC Donahue turned me onto it.

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very well. You can get it at a sewing/fabric store--it's cut on the bias so it's strechy and will stay nice and tight once spirally wrapped around your wire bundles. If you get a synthetic cloth, it'll last a long time too.

Done properly it looks just like what the factory did.

cheers

mike

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