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Jamie Shortt
(jshortt) - MLife

Locale: North Carolina
Need to sear silnylon? on 10/03/2009 05:10:40 MDT Print View

I'm starting a new tent made from silnylon. I would really prefer to not sear the edges if I don't have to. Will a have problem fraying like uncoated's do or am I ok not not sear?

Thanks, Jamie

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Need to sear silnylon? on 10/03/2009 05:16:02 MDT Print View

I never sear anything. I have only had one lot of silnylon that frayed at all and that wasn't much. Just do finished edges and everything will be fine.


Tohru Ohnuki
(erdferkel) - F

Locale: S. California
Re: Need to sear silnylon? on 10/03/2009 13:07:57 MDT Print View

For coated nylon (silnylon), searing may not be necessary. But uncoated frays very easily and does much better when seared. I made an alcohol lamp to do this.