Boiling paracord?

Discussion in 'Cord Types & Questions' started by bdev50, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. bdev50

    bdev50 New Member

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    Hey this is my first post but I'm wondering what boiling paracord does?
     
  2. venatic

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    You don't want to "boil" .... Just dip in very hot water. This in effect shrinks or tightens the cord and any knots tied in it.
     

  3. bdev50

    bdev50 New Member

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  4. venatic

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    Should have mentioned 10-15 seconds. You especially want to do this after wrapping an axe handle or other items.
     
  5. jimLE

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    im glad that queston was asked..on account i hadnt thought of doing that..
     
  6. Trab9000

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    It gives the cord more consistency when tying. all good whip makers do this so the cord doesn't shrink differently if it gets wet after a whip is made. Or any other project for that matter.

    I will say, if you make monkey's Fists, you'll want to dip the finished mf in hot water after you make it to really tighten up the cords. :)
     
  7. Trab9000

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    It gives the cord more consistency when tying. all good whip makers do this so the cord doesn't shrink differently if it gets wet after a whip is made. Or any other project for that matter.

    I will say, if you make monkey's Fists, you'll want to dip the finished mf in hot water after you make it to really tighten up the cords. :)
     
  8. jimLE

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    i just dipped the collar i made for my dog in hot water..now to wait and see how that goes..
     
  9. venatic

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    Hope the dog wasn't in it! Had a mastiff..... now it's a chihuahua! Lol
     
  10. jimLE

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    i did try that a few days ago..and yes that does work..
    she went from saint bernard to a pomeranian with a big dog attitude....lol