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    Posted: 06 January 2007 at 6:35pm
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I'm working with sailcloth and there are edges of the fabric that will remain exposed.  Is there any way to prevent fraying?  I tried running the flame from a Zippo lighter quickly across the edge to possibly melt/seal, as well as rubbing stick wax along the edge. 
 
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
 
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The best way to keep the edge from fraying is to use a hotknife to cut the fabric. Burning the edge with a lighter will sometimes work a little.
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Matt,

As always --- Thanks!

Hot knife order soon to follow...

Jimmy
    

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