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silencing "gear clank" on carabiners

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Bushman5, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Loaded Pockets

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    I prefer to move silently, i hate jangling and jingling of my gear, especially on 'biners. so tonight i took some heat shrink tubing, and cut a piece to fit onto my biner. Fire up the lighter and shrank it down. The keyringss tend to stay put now and they are much quieter.

    thought this might be useful, i know some people use rubber tubing over thier biners too....

    :)
     
  2. Lugsalot

    Lugsalot EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Neat idea, Bushman! :thumbsup:

    How much tubing did you apply to the 'biner? Is it mostly around the bottom (narrower) portion, where the attached gear would collect, or did you cover the part opposite the gate as well?
     
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    you could also tie your biner in alternate ring hitches then force the split rings between the hitches...
     
  4. bruner

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    [mo]Moved, with a bump.
    :db:
    - bruner[/mo]
     
  5. Bushman5

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    I put about a 2" piece of heat shrink near the corner, where the keyrings collect.

    to silence the keys i just us a fat velcro wrap.

    Bruner, thanks for moving this, this is actualy where i wanted topost it (oops) :lolhammer:
     
  6. Lunal_Tic

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    Cool idea. Wonder if you could use that Plasti-dip stuff on the whole biner to get the same effect. Just mask the gate and hinge areas.

    -LT
     
  7. bruner

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    No problem.

    LT, that is a really good idea.

    Dan

    :)
     
  8. Bushman5

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    ^ ^ NOW that i like!!!! you could dip it quite thick too... cheers!
     
  9. Lunal_Tic

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    IIRC they make a spray version of it now too. Might be easier than finding a can of it wide enough to dip a biner.

    -LT
     
  10. scanshift

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    great idea. thanks.
     
  11. dtrain

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    You could also try Vac. tubing.It comes in many diameters/sizes and is easily obtainable at most hardware/auto parts stores.

    Dtrain
     
  12. Stutoffee

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    Hey, Plastidip is a brilliant idea.
    Im always looking for new things to "dip". So far, Ive done flashlights, knife handles, dogtags, hiking stick grips etc