Rope Anti Fraying Tip By Cerena

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Rope Anti Fraying Tip By Cerena

Postby cerenaselfbound » 13 Oct 2020, 10:07

If you use a cotton weave rope or one that frays, wrap the end with tape to prevent this happening.
In the example I've used insulating tape but gaffer is just as good. Scotch cello tape doesn't stick for very long & comes off.
A polypropylene rope can be sealed off at the ends by melting it together with a lit match.
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Re: Rope Anti Fraying Tip By Cerena

Postby Gregovic » 13 Oct 2020, 13:24

Personally I prefer a "proper" sailmakers whipping on the ends of my rope, using some cotton twine. If you leave a tuft of unraveled rope on the end, it gives a nice soft end that doesn't whip around so easily and there's no chance of a sticky tape residue mess of cheap tape gone bad that some tapes have. Takes about a minute per rope end once you get the hang of it.
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Re: Rope Anti Fraying Tip By Cerena

Postby kinbaku » 14 Oct 2020, 07:30

I use common whipping most of the time, but also for short experiments the tape methode like Cerena.
For paracord I heat the end with a lighter and then press it flat with the end of a screwdriver to keep the center section from separating from the outer section. The inner and outer then merge into one piece.
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Re: Rope Anti Fraying Tip By Cerena

Postby Shannon SteelSlave » 14 Oct 2020, 11:34

Heat shrink tubing for sealing electrical wiring works for me.
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Re: Rope Anti Fraying Tip By Cerena

Postby Sergio » 14 Oct 2020, 16:15

Another vote for heatshrink here, but I melt the rope if polypropylene, or if cotton fill the end with glue (rubber solution, impact adhesive, even polystyrene cement) immediately before shrinking, and then cut the end with a work knife to have a clean, solid end and possibly shrink another layer over if it's ended up with a sharp end.
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Re: Rope Anti Fraying Tip By Cerena

Postby gaby » 14 Oct 2020, 20:06

Gregovic wrote:Personally I prefer a "proper" sailmakers whipping on the ends of my rope, using some cotton twine. If you leave a tuft of unraveled rope on the end, it gives a nice soft end that doesn't whip around so easily and there's no chance of a sticky tape residue mess of cheap tape gone bad that some tapes have. Takes about a minute per rope end once you get the hang of it.


I did it at the begining but now I prefer to use silicone. It works perfect. :wink:
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Re: Rope Anti Fraying Tip By Cerena

Postby davisev5225 » 17 Oct 2020, 21:49

kinbaku wrote:I use common whipping most of the time, but also for short experiments the tape methode like Cerena.
For paracord I heat the end with a lighter and then press it flat with the end of a screwdriver to keep the center section from separating from the outer section. The inner and outer then merge into one piece.

Sergio wrote:Another vote for heatshrink here, but I melt the rope if polypropylene, or if cotton fill the end with glue (rubber solution, impact adhesive, even polystyrene cement) immediately before shrinking, and then cut the end with a work knife to have a clean, solid end and possibly shrink another layer over if it's ended up with a sharp end.

This. Heatshrink is cheap and common, easy to apply, and does the job for any woven-type of rope other than kern-mantle types of ropes (like paracord).
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Re: Rope Anti Fraying Tip By Cerena

Postby bound_jenny » 17 Oct 2020, 23:26

davisev5225 wrote:Heatshrink is cheap and common, easy to apply, and does the job


You can even get some with adhesive on the inside.

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