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scott burgeson
(DrDystopia) - F

Locale: Upstate NY
Sealing webbing on a pack on 04/27/2009 22:17:32 MDT Print View

I removed the lid and some compression straps from my pack recently that were of absolutely no use. The good news is that I reduced the weight of my pack by almost 7oz. The bad news is I have no idea how to seal the webbing straps that I cut so the don't fray.

I tried to cut them as close to the pack as possible so that it would look better and not have half inch stubs sticking out in 14 places.

How do you guys seal these things when they are VERY close to other fabric. Obviously a lighter is not going to work. I was thinking about using a hot knife but thought I should ask the pros first.

I might just be stuck with some very small fraying webbing.


Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Sealing webbing on a pack on 04/27/2009 23:14:47 MDT Print View

Hot knife is good - but watch out for the fabric.
PU or silicone sealant can also be used if nervous.

If really keen - unpick the seam, remove webbing, resew.