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    Crappy Zip Ties

    Ok.. I've had it. I hate crappy zip ties. Anyone have a brand they'd recommend for excellent UV resistance? I want something that will last several years outside. The crap I've been getting are falling apart within a year.

    Thanks all.

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    Harbor Freight has some metal ones.
    Doug

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    Hmmm I'm not sure about metal for securing wires... but, I'll take a look all the same. Thanks

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    make sure you always use black uv resistant zip ties. E.g. legrand electrical zip ties are pretty durable. Otherwise you could also use automotive inox metal zip ties, they last for ever.

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    Thomas & Betts MX Series Ty-Raps.
    Weather and UV Resistant

    I buy in bulk of 1,000. It's a lot cheaper in the long run.

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    Thanks all. I'll buy some of each that you've mentioned. I live/work in the Nevada desert. Typical big box store cable ties last about 6 months here before disintegrating in the sun. Drives me nuts.

    I'll put several on some stuff around the house/shop and to a test. I'll post the results here in a year or two ;-)

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    I only buy ones that say outdoor use

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    Same here but they just don't seem to like Nevada's 320 days of sun.. I imagine the 5000ft elevation probably doesn't help either (more UV)

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    Wire tie and then throw a good UV tape over them. There are some really good tapes out there that will last a long time specifically made to protect outdoors.

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