Repair A Shoelace Tip With Melted Candle Wax

Next time the plastic tip of your shoelace starts to break, don't rush out to by new laces. Instead, fix it at home with a candle.

If it's completely frayed, you'll want to start by using thread or dental floss to tighten up the end as we've discussed in a previous post. Once it's nice and tight, dip it into the melted wax of a recently-exinguished candle, and let the wax soak in for a few seconds before pulling it out to let it dry. It may take a few coats to get a solid tip, but once you're done, your laces should have some extra life.

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Comments

    Wax does not seem like a good replacement for something plastic has at that point already failed for.. Or a good way to keep your fingers smelling good as they gradually wear away (if you use a scented candle) maybe...

    There has to be some better solution to this. Tape seems the most likely.

    Aglet. The plastic tip of a shoelace is called an aglet.

    Shoelaces cost sweet fa, why bother.

    Superglue will do this even better. Just soak the shoelace for about 10mm from the frayed end. When the superglue has dried, cut off the frayed end for a neat finish.

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