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Cutting Sterling C-IV to length

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ScottM, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. ScottM

    ScottM Looking for a canyon, you got one?

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    Recently purchase a spool of C-IV. In the absence of a "hot knife", does anyone have any experience and/or recommendations on cutting through the Technora sheath?
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  2. Tom Collins

    Tom Collins

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    I just cut up a spool of canyon extreme, just did it with a really sharp knife and then used some liquid whip stuff to seal the ends. If you want to borrow it I have plenty left over.
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  3. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Tape it with electrical tape and then cut through the tape with a sharp utility knife blade.

    SeamGrip is the best solution for sealing Technora sheaths.
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  4. ScottM

    ScottM Looking for a canyon, you got one?

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    Thanks Tom! I will probably take you up on that. Is it "Dip-It Whip-It" that you have?
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    Tom Collins

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    Its a similar product, MDR Whip end dip.
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    Preston Gable

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    If you lack a hot knife... make one. I took a razor blade, held it with a vice grip and torched it red hot. Cut like a hot knife through butter :happy:. I also put some dip-it whip-it for redundancy.
  7. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    The problem is that technora doesn't melt, it chars at about 900F. It has to be cut with a sharp knife and sealed by some other means. There really is no point in using heat because even if you got a knife hot enough, it won't seal it.

    SeamGrip FTW. I'm not aware of anything that is close to as robust and durable as thermoset urethane resin.


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