I've decided to run coloured wire out to the extremities of the aircraft to assist with wire tracing in the future. This is aided by the fact that Stein has a massive range of colours in 22AWG. It's ok for the big lads to run all white wire given that they print circuit designations along the entire length of the cable, but I don't have any fancy printer, so I'm just labeling at the end. I am running into one problem however, and that is getting varied colours in the shielded cable, either a varied outer colour or internal colours. The reason this is important for me is that the Garmin CAN bus will use a white-white/blue wire, but I also have other items that will require twisted shielded pair running to the same device (eg. autopilot servo to trim servo power wire). Does anyone know anyone that stocks anything other than the white-white/blue twisted shielded pair, as Stein and Spruce only have the one configuration listed? Alternatively, if I can't find anything I'm thinking about running a sharpie down the outside off the wire to assist with ID in the future using one of these:
Although $50 is a lot to spend on a piece of plastic. It makes me wish I had a 3D printer.
As another point, does anyone know what the thin plastic strip/ribbon is that is included inside the twisted shielded pair?