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    08-28-2011, 12:41 PM
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Weanling
Best way to punch holes in nylon

As the title says, I need to know how to punch holes in a nylon girth without ruining it.
Does anyone have any good suggestions??
     
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    08-28-2011, 04:41 PM
  #2
Started
Heat up a nail and push it through. It punches a hole easily because it melts the nylon fibers around it so the hole wont fray over time.
     
    08-28-2011, 08:56 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I agree with Jumanji.

You will need a nail, a pair of pliers, a small propane torch and a lighter.

Use the pliers to hold the nail.
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    08-28-2011, 09:01 PM
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Green Broke
You don't necessarily have to use a torch a lighter or even a stove that still has the flame um propane stove?? Haha I can't remmeber what they are called but any flame would work
     
    08-29-2011, 05:25 AM
  #5
Weanling
Thanks for the advice!
     
    08-29-2011, 12:17 PM
  #6
Weanling
A even better way to put holes in nylon is to use a thin soldering iron. You can get them ultra cheap. They maintain a consistent heat and you just slide them in and slide them out and presto, you have a hole without having to heat up a nail with a torch.
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    08-29-2011, 04:42 PM
  #7
Foal
Soldering iron works best :)
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    08-29-2011, 09:17 PM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian    
You don't necessarily have to use a torch a lighter or even a stove that still has the flame um propane stove?? Haha I can't remmeber what they are called but any flame would work
Don't know about you, but I don't like holding a small lighter that long, because the "flick" part of it can get pretty darn hot.

I would expect that the lighter wouldn't give the best heat to heat the nail up with.
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    08-29-2011, 10:56 PM
  #9
Weanling
I lit a candle, held a long nail over it and used that to make extra holes in a nylon halter. I didn't want to hold a lighter that long (it gets hot!), but the candle worked well.
     
    08-31-2011, 06:32 AM
  #10
Yearling
I've always just taken a nail, held it with pliers, then allowed the nail to heat up over a regular electric stove element set to high. Wait until it's red hot, then puch your holes as desired.
Soldering iron sounds easier though
     

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