I lined my trans. bands with kevlar lining but the ends of the lining keep fraying... what can I seal them with ... I heard that supper glue might work ..is that ok to use or what else might I use ... thanks for any help .... Joe
Super Glue works, Have use the Gel version, BUT...you can't glue the ends if the linings are oily Some of the suppliers offer these linings already sealed.
If you had wood bands you could use plastic wood or Durham's Rock Hard water Putty on the ends!
I melt the ends of nylon ropes and cords to keep them from unraveling. I haven't tried it, but I suspect it may be possible to melt Kevlar too, perhaps with a soldering iron. I wouldn't use an open flame.
Open flame could work, but the ravel tips are crusty black stiff plastic and could fall off and mess up.
The Super Glue is best, that is what other mfg. use. The Gel version seeps into the weave some, and thickens the ends to hold down ravel.
Have seen Herm's posts of his cut down linings sealed with Glytal, that seems OK too.
Actually this photo is off a bit, as the Kevlar was already adhesive sealed from the mfg. So maybe the burn is cryo glue, but the Kevlar kept burning, supporting the flame.
The other lining is modern Scandi, with gummy bear-like gunk these linings are made with. Burns really fast, must be petro based.
When I do ropes and cords I pull them through a paper towel while they're hot so there are no clumps on the ends. But the linings would have to be out of the car to do that. The ideal thing is to buy them already sealed. Once they're in, glue it is.
Paper towels? Man, I use spit and my fingers.
Dip the end in enamel paint (about 1/4 inch). That will seal them.