How do you secure your loopkey?

So I’ve gone through two loopkeys so far. I’ve been yanking them out just by the wire, is there a better way to build them? I’ve always been really solid with my solders, lots of solder and flux, heated the metal until it melts nicely in and cools before moving it but one side always pops out after about 50 yanks. What’s your best solution building a good robust loopkey?

have a picture of your loopkey? , I’ve never seen that happen to one
my loopkey, 2+ years of use

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Pot it in epoxy

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Ends of the wire stand broke off too, maybe I really need to give it time to settle at heat in the solder.

yeah looks like not being soldered well, just soldering a few strands

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Looks like I’ll need to re-evaluate my solders then. More solder, more heat.

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Search is your friend

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I use a unicorn carcass to hide embarrassing wires. The mane is extra grippy. (@Jansen for prices :wink:

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Sugru. Kinda pricey but easy to work with and very durable.

Or shrink wrap and fill the gap with silicone.

I put mine in my butt… secure as fuck… no one ever pops it out!

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I’m surprised it doesn’t just fall out.

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I’m no expert, but I thought this was pretty good.

My later efforts were better though (XT90 not loopkey).

Soldering definitely helps to keep the wires in there :joy:

I put too much solder in this one, but it sure looks nice

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That looks nigh perfect

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So I made my loopkey before thinking about 3d printing a holder does anyone have a design which accepts around 3-5cm of wire

Make that shit from epoxy :smirk:

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How Do you do that…

Just coat the wires in jbweld…

One layer at a time, use gravity in your favor, and be creative :crazy_face:

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