A tip from a newbie

Discussion in 'General Paracord Discussion' started by lesleyo, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. lesleyo

    lesleyo Junior Member

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    Dont know if I am teaching you all to suck eggs, but I notice on some of the You Tube videos than when the cord has been snipped at the ends you have this white spot in the middle of a coloured bracelet.

    I dotted mine with a felt pen yesterday, yes it was black on black, but it worked so well I am going to buy different coloured pens today so I can dot more.

    As a matter of interest, what would happen if I removed the core at the end?
    Is this not a good idea to hide the white bits too?
     
  2. Nelson

    Nelson New Member

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    I think that your idea of using colored pens is great. As to removing the white nylon strands near the tips where you singe them, I'm afraid it might not hold as well to prevent unraveling. It would require experimenting to find out.
     

  3. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    I was going to try removing some of the inner strands before snipping and burning but I thought it wouldn't hold to well also. I use an assortment of BIC colored markers to color the ends.
     
  4. mustang3634

    mustang3634 New Member

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    I've been coloring my ends on bracelets and other projects where I melt the ends. FYI I purchased the 80's Glam Pack from Sharpie. 24 colors and I've had great response from customers that I take the time to take care of that little detail. Hope this helps. Sharpie also make a Neon color pack to.
     
  5. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    I'll have to look at those markers next time I'm at the store.
     
  6. Trab9000

    Trab9000 New Member

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    I do the same thing. I find that Sharpies are the best for this. And for a few bucks you can get a 12 pack of colored Sharpies.

    You can also take and cut back the inner strands and melt the outer sheath around them if you like. But that's alot of work to me.

    Bart
     
  7. SirDonB

    SirDonB What... What!?!?!?!?

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    I usually just melt the ends till they are some shade between clear and black depending on if they will be seen or not and the color of the cord... I will have to look into the colored markers now too. Thanks for the idea.

    What do you do for cord that is multi color like Pink Camo or Orange You Happy or the like?
     
  8. Trab9000

    Trab9000 New Member

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    I use whatever is the major color in the pattern. Or black.
     
  9. mustang3634

    mustang3634 New Member

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    For the multi colored cords I use the marker that matches the dominant color in the paracord. If I'm at odds you can never go wrong with Black. As on all my bracelets though I try to heers.tuck the cords inside so it looks like the cord never ends. The I also don't run the risk of someone getting scratched by a melted end. If I do have to melt ends then I do a really good job of smoothing. Hope this helps Cheers :D