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I have been making a few traces and rigs today, and decided to cover the crimps with a small piece of heat shrink tubing. I shrunk the tubing down with water just before it started boiling.

While doing that, I wonder does the heating to shrink the tube do any noticeable damage to the underlaying nylon line?

Any suggestions on what the best method to shrink the tube?

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I use boiling water to do it and it doesn't seem to have any effect on the line at all.

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I use a small propane torch called a pyropen. I cut the piece of tube to the size I want. Then put it on a toothpick, apply the heat to the section that will encase the line, that way it shrinks right down with out any chance of damaging the line. I then slide it on the line and down over the hook or swivel or clip. And then apply the heat to that bit. Works okay for me.

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