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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Sometimes I splice, sometimes knot...depending on the application and my mood at the time. Sometimes I do "both", knotting and then burying the tag ends: each reinforces the other.

    If there is to be an exposed tag end, I always let it fuzz. Here's why: hard, finished ends are more tangle-prone than soft, fuzzy ones.
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    Warbonnetguy uses heat-shrink on his Amsteel. I'm intrigued by the superglue suggestion. That stuff is available quite cheap,and I have myself not found the right technique to melt ends.

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    The thin CA glue penetrates the fibers the best, but a medium viscosity works also. After applying the glue, spray a bit of CA accelerant/instant cure on it. I like to do this on the ends of my tarp ridgeline so hardware (tarp flyz) can be removed/attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob In AL View Post
    I used a lighter as the heat source since I don't have a hot air gun. The white didn't stay white for long despite trying to be really careful and waving it through the flame. Also, I was used pieces that were about 1/2 an inch long so there wasn't much room to write once it shrunk.
    When shrinking with a lighter put the shrink tubing in the blue part of the flame. The white / yellow part will burn the shrink tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detail Man View Post
    ...spray a bit of CA accelerant/instant cure on it. ...
    i.e., water. I believe CA glue is moisture cured. (cheap!)
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    Surely, God never did.

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    would a small bit of hot melt glue fix it?

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