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Old 02-25-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
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Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

Does anybody sell automotive wiring in small(5 to 10 feet) spools in the whole range of colors?

Any local hardware store carries red/black/green/white/blue. I've found places online that carry a few additional colors. Does anyone carry a much wider range -- including white w/ orange tracer, green w/ black tracer, etc.?

It would be nice to custom build or modify a harness, and use wire colors of my choice rather than picking between a few colors.
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:27 AM   #2
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

The problem is that all places typically have (such as my suppliers) 1000’ minimum orders on anything with a tracer stripe. And while I have a few, neither I nor probably anybody else will have them available. If it helps you I have:

Orange w/blk
Blue w/white
Pink w/white
Pink w/black
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:31 AM   #3
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

Check eBay. There are sellers that will supply short sections of tracer type gm wiring
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:55 AM   #4
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

I am also interested in this subject. "25 Foot rolls of wire offered in all of the popular gauge sizes and colors (including hard-to-find stripes)" is what the catalog at M&H Electric Fabricators says. I bought an HEI power wire kit made by them, and now looking at their catalog for other stuff. Starting on page 52 http://www.wiringharness.com/PDFS/TR...hevy_Truck.pdf
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:16 AM   #5
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

Ah yes-I forgot about M&H-they do have good stuff! As does Lectric Limited.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:29 AM   #6
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

A google search for multi color automotive wiring found this site:
https://4rcustomswire.com/products

I didn't know they existed before this search so do your own homework before ordering.
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Old 03-09-2018, 10:08 AM   #7
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

If you know an electrician, especially one that does industrial and control work, there is never a lack of partially used spools.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:28 PM   #8
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

NAPA, and most chain autoparts retailers have small coils of automotive wire in blister packs. The rarer colors are not there, however.
M&H are my go-to for harnesses. Never had a problem with them.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:29 PM   #9
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

Here's another. Just solid colors.

https://www.wirebarn.com/
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:56 PM   #10
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

Watch out for low-temp (80C) insulation if you are wiring on the engine.
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:21 PM   #11
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

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Watch out for low-temp (80C) insulation if you are wiring on the engine.
Right. Use TXL, (Thin walled insulation) or GXL, (Thick walled)
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:22 PM   #12
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Re: Multi-colored wires for sale anywhere?

I second wirebarn. You can buy up to 11 different colors (but no stripes as damnyankee36 said above) in spools as small as 10', in TXL or GXL. I like GXL because I prefer the thicker insulation. Too much is never enough, right?

Depending on what gauge you need, you can get 10' x 10 colors for under $20. Plus shipping.
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