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  1. How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces, How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Cut of the excess frayed shoelace.

  2. How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 2, image 1 of 3 How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 2, image 2 of 3 How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Slip the entire heat shrink tube over the frayed part of the lace.

    • Make sure to clump the frayed part of the lace together when inserting the tubing.

    • Do not cover too much of the lace that is not frayed with tubing as that could result in unwanted indents in the shoelace.

  3. How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 3, image 1 of 2 How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • After slipping the tube on, grab the scissors and trim the excess tubing to the length of your satisfaction.

    • Remember not to go beyond the frayed part of the lace with tubing.

  4. How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 4, image 1 of 3 How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 4, image 2 of 3 How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Now use the lighter and heat the heat shrink tube, about an inch away from the lace, until the tube becomes compressed all the way around.

    • Make sure to heat the heat shrink tube all the way around, heating the entire tube

    • When heating, always keep moving the lighter all around and not staying on one part of the tube for too long.

  5. How to Repair Frayed Shoelaces: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Repeat these steps on all the other frayed shoelaces.

Conclusion

When the heat shrink tube is completely shrunk to appropriate size, you are finished. Repeat steps 1-4 depending on how many frayed laces are present.

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