I've got a pair of bootlaces that have lost their wee plasticy stiffeners at the end and are fraying. I can't re-thread them through the eyelets on the boots because of this. What's the best way to resurrect them? I've tried wrapping gaffer tape over the ends, but it pulls off.
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Thanks, guys. Am trying the burning approach, it'll just depend whether the squidged ends are stiff enough to push through the eyes.
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See Ian's guide to repairing aglets.
I read little else.
I think Ian's shoelace site is pretty comprehensive
I have used duct tape previously, rather than trying to make the end good it's easier if you sacrifice an inch or so.Apply the tape about half an inch up from the frayed end, its even better if you can grip it in a vice ( or a window works )
Pull the lace tight and then try and wrap the tape around tightly, then cut the old frayed bit off.
Kish Logan wrote (see)
See Ian's guide to repairing aglets. I read little else.
I got some some shrink wrap from Maplin in a wee bag .
unless you know a friendly electrician.
Rog the rab whore wrote (see)
I remember this happened me years ago on a trek across Scotland. I found an empty coke can and picked some loose tarmac/rubber (the stuff in between concrete?) from the road. I heated it on the piece off the coke can and then dipped the shoe lace end into the liquefied tarmac/rubber.....worked a treat.
I thought I was quite resourceful in a tight spot, but that's impressive !
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