Originally Posted by Pipsissewa
Yeah, that's what I was going to say. Heat shrink always gets an ugly sooty stain on it when you shrink it. I'm sure it's very apparent on the white. Maybe try clear heat shrink? I just melt my amsteel ends. HYOH!!!
Pips, all I got when I tried to melt the ends was a ball of hot gooey mess that looked terrible and didn't seem to hold together very well but that was using a match, not doing it correctly with a hot knife (which I don't have).