That is a good point, since we all probably use zip ties in mods and various things. And, no offense, but you lowlanders don't have a real clue about what real UV is or can really do.one suggestion on tie wraps, the sunlight (UV) will affect them and they turn very brittle after a year in the sun, so might want to just hand paint them to protect the plastic?
My son is a commercial electrician and I have taken his advice and now use zips that are made by Klein (or Vaco). They are black, have UV inhibitors formulated into them, have a 50 lb tensil strength, withstand temps up to 185 F. and best of all IMO, they can be released and reused (good for when I decide I do not like the way I routed something). They are pricey though at about $15 for 60 of them. On the plus side, I have never yet had one fail in any application where I have used them on car, truck or ATV.