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Old 05-13-2019, 03:27 PM   #1
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What do "you" do to keep paracord from unraveling? I have seen the heating tool they use at the hardware store but don't have access to one. I have tried using a lighter to heat it but haven't had much luck with getting a neat end that doesn't start to fray. So - what have you done that worked well? Thanks!
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Maybe my material is different but I get a wet rag ready and light the end of the rope. Then stroke it to wipe the melted end away from the rope and put out the flames. I prefer outside as it is safer.

If your rope will not melt another trick is to slide a piece of shrink tubing over the rope. Saturate the end with silicon caulking and then slide the shrink tubing out to be flush at the end. Use a hair dryer to shrink the tubing, clean off any extra and allow a day or two to fully cure.

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Hand held propane torch. Mapp torch, and the wet rag trick should be adequate.

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Ayuh,..... I burn the end of the cord with my lighter, 'n wipe it out/ off with a rag,....
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Lighter or a match is all I've ever needed to use.
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I'll try it again. I've basically been using the lighter and wet rag method but either end up with a big glob on the end or it starts to fray in a week or two. The cord is on my pole trimmer so it gets dragged around a lot. Thanks!
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I've heard the suggestion that you can dip the end in that vinyl stuff meant for tool handles. Haven't tried it.
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