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Old 07-15-2016   #11
 
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based on this conversation, today I cleaned up all my strap ends. Just used the old iron from ski waxing...hit both sides for about two seconds on high, and then trimmed with sharp scissors afterward as necessary! worked great and got through all the old worn out ones in about 20 minutes...

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Will a household iron get hot enough?

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Will a household iron get hot enough?

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Yes, but it might piss off the household.
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I cut mine with scissors at a 45* angle and then just hit it with a bic lighter.
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Yes, but it might piss off the household.
True, luckily there's an old one collecting dust.

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I'd like to point out that sealing the end is different than melting and compressing the last inch. Doing the second part will help threading in a cam well beyond just dealing the end. This is exactly why many commercially made straps do this. DRE actually has a piece of equipment that does just this.

So....just melting the cut end of the strap yields different results than melting and compressing the end.


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The hair straightening idea wasn't a joke. It works perfectly. It's just hot enough to soften and fuse the end of the nylon or poly Pro straps. It creates a nice stiff section at the end of the strap just like when they come from the factory

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The hair straightening idea wasn't a joke. It works perfectly. It's just hot enough to soften and fuse the end of the nylon or poly Pro straps. It creates a nice stiff section at the end of the strap just like when they come from the factory

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I commandeered my daughters straightener and it didn't work. I cranked it up to it's highest setting (450 or so) and my straps didn't melt like when I hit them with a torched putty knife.
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Heat gun directly on the last 1" of the strap and compress with a cold putty knife or old butter knife.
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