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i came across this and i wanted to know if this was good paracord for sleeving with?? i want to go with the heatshrinkless look
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Yeah, that should work fine. 550 cord is great for sleeving, just remember to gut it and singe the ends so they don't fray. thumb.gif
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ok will do
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It's ok, but it doesn't produce the cleanest looking results unless it fits tightly against the wires. I used some 450 which was a pain to get the wires through but it came out cleaner than the 550 I used the first time I sleeved my cables. If your looking to go without heatshrink you might want to use 450 as it will be less prone to sliding around on your wires once you get it on.
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It's ok, but it doesn't produce the cleanest looking results unless it fits tightly against the wires. I used some 450 which was a pain to get the wires through but it came out cleaner than the 550 I used the first time I sleeved my cables. If your looking to go without heatshrink you might want to use 450 as it will be less prone to sliding around on your wires once you get it on.

ok thank you for the info
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Yeah, that should work fine. 550 cord is great for sleeving, just remember to gut it and singe the ends so they don't fray. thumb.gif

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I would say that 550 is good for sleeving. Just use some sort of tool so that when you slide the pin through the paracord it doesn't snag.
Here is a guide on no heat shrink paracord sleeving: http://www.overclock.net/t/1183655/heat-shrink-free-paracord-sleeving-shrinkless-sleeving-anti-tangle-tool/0_20
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post #8 of 11
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I would say that 550 is good for sleeving. Just use some sort of tool so that when you slide the pin through the paracord it doesn't snag.
Here is a guide on no heat shrink paracord sleeving: http://www.overclock.net/t/1183655/heat-shrink-free-paracord-sleeving-shrinkless-sleeving-anti-tangle-tool/0_20

oh lol thats funny u mention that thread cause i found a tool that helps with this and i posted it in that thread u should check it out lol i used really crappy paracord for that tutorial but it will work the same
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With the 450 and the 550 business and so on.... be advised.

All Paracord depending on who makes it is on their own companies standard (yes they have a set of specs but its up to them how they get there), unless of course its military grade but even then its just by strength.

What I mean by all of this is that 450 paracord is nice to use as its normally a smaller diameter (because the housing is smaller) with the inside cords removed.

However your 550 can be one of two kinds. It can be the same 450 diameter with more cords stuffed in, or a slightly larger diameter and also vice versa.

That being said, when I looked a little while back 450 was hard to find in many colors. But 550 comes in lots of colors and easily available.

Also be on the lookout for some makers that produce poor (fuzzy and tangled) Paracord, as its useless and basically needs to be thrown away.

Hope some of that helps. thumb.gif
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With the 450 and the 550 business and so on.... be advised.
All Paracord depending on who makes it is on their own companies standard (yes they have a set of specs but its up to them how they get there), unless of course its military grade but even then its just by strength.
What I mean by all of this is that 450 paracord is nice to use as its normally a smaller diameter (because the housing is smaller) with the inside cords removed.
However your 550 can be one of two kinds. It can be the same 450 diameter with more cords stuffed in, or a slightly larger diameter and also vice versa.
That being said, when I looked a little while back 450 was hard to find in many colors. But 550 comes in lots of colors and easily available.
Also be on the lookout for some makers that produce poor (fuzzy and tangled) Paracord, as its useless and basically needs to be thrown away.
Hope some of that helps. thumb.gif

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