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Cutting rgb strips


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I have brought some different rgb strips and the ones I would like to use are from ray wu as there inside a silicone tube and filled with resin my question is has anyone come up with a good way of cutting these and soldering wires on them . I'm yet to cut them up but before I start just wanted to see I anyone has found the best way of doing this ??

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The hard resin layer? If so you cut with good sharp shears as you dont want pulling or tugging, you want a single smooth cut. Then I use a razor and shave the resin off.

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What I have found on the silicon encased (not silicone tube) is to cut the silicon with a razor knife down to the contact strip without going into the strip. Peel off the silicon. From the exposed end with a razor knife seperate the little amount of silicone s touching the contracts (all the ones I have tried peel off pretty easy.) Lightly score the contact to clean it. Tin the connection before soldering anything to it. (had to cut (3) 5 meter strips into 34 pieces and attach wires to each piece for (2) RGB fan archs (96 dmx channels)).

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thank you for the advice William and Jerry i will try both and see which works best for me i have 5 5 meter lengths and have to make 20 different lengths for my windows/doors and the outline of my house

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alright! quit stealing my ideas....

My biggest challenge to date is how to attach the strips to the ridge of a asphalt shingle roof...

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