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Hog On Ice
2013-02-15, 19:14
EuroFibers appears to have a dental floss from dyneema - is there a source for this in the US?

http://eurofibers.com/applications/dyneema/other-application/dyneema-dental-floss-2

SGT Rock
2013-02-15, 20:30
Why? So you can use it over and over again with just some washing LOL.

I don't know about this in particular, but I do recall at the Armor Conference some vendor for body armor or something like that, had kevelar dental floss as a promo item. It probably doesn't exist anymore.

Hog On Ice
2013-02-15, 20:38
well the use I thought of was more for gear repair than anything else - possibly use for reinforcement of stress points on a hammock or other similar gear also

SGT Rock
2013-02-15, 21:36
A thought: what about dyneema fishing line in lighter weights than what I am using for my lines. At 200lb line it is about .8mm, what about 20lb line, wouldn't that possibly be about .08mm? What is floss diameter?

SGT Rock
2013-02-15, 21:43
http://www.focalprice.com/HL556G/15_02mm_24LB_100m_High_Tensile_ET_Dyneema_Fishing_ Line_Green.html?utm_source=CS&utm_medium=GM_US&utm_campaign=CS_GM_US_HL556G&gclid=CJTlrfbXubUCFQWonQodamsAyA#.UR7iM6VhCYQ

24lb dyneema line 0.2mm. I couldn't find a reference for the diameter of floss.

http://www.dhgate.com/p-ff80808134a7d7c80134d0ba8b677e28.html?utm_source=G MC&utm_medium=Adwords&utm_campaign=frdstore&utm_term=131535267&f=bm%7c131535267%7c%7cGMC%7cAdwords%7c%7cfrdstore% 7cQL%7c%7c&gclid=CI-TztzZubUCFQ7NnAod6CcALw

14lb, 0.14mm diameter.

SGT Rock
2013-02-15, 21:46
I found this: http://www.healthdeep.com/health_3287112_aubergine-pearlescent-dental-floss.htm

Dental floss for children with a diameter of 0.30mm-0.33mm. That would be dyneema fishing line of about 31lb strength.

JAK
2013-02-16, 09:21
Interesting stuff. If using it for cordage the knots can be slippery so you have to use some less conventional knots. Anglers are used to this sort of thing, and some climbers use a triple fisherman's knot when using "cord and webbing made of combinations of UHMWPE and nylon yarn". Wikipedia is always a good reference for materials like dyneema and where the, any fit in with others. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-high-molecular-weight_polyethylene

Tin Man
2013-02-16, 14:58
this is not what i was expecting at all... not even close!

SGT Rock
2013-02-16, 18:19
What were you expecting

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JAK
2013-02-16, 22:11
I heard a rumour this stuff was originally developed for the Bionic Woman.

atraildreamer
2013-02-23, 19:54
EuroFibers appears to have a dental floss from dyneema - is there a source for this in the US?

http://eurofibers.com/applications/dyneema/other-application/dyneema-dental-floss-2

Try this site, it may just what you need:

http://www.thethreadexchange.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=TTE&Category_Code=kevlar-thread&gclid=COnJ-_zPzbUCFUVN4AodvXMADw

Hog On Ice
2013-02-25, 16:38
thanks - I had not thought of using kevlar instead of dyneema but it looks to have good possibilities

Tin Man
2013-02-25, 16:48
What were you expecting

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something from the beaches of Rio

JAK
2013-02-25, 19:39
something from the beaches of Rio

That's what I'm talking about.

JAK
2013-02-25, 19:53
Not sure but dyneema might be too slippery for gear repair. Other than that, I think you want the match the stiffness of your thread to that of the fabric you are repairing. Nylon is pretty good choice for most repairs, but kelvar might be better when repairing something stiffer. Something worth considering might be to add some matrix material, like polyester resin or epoxy, in some areas. Usually this ends up as a disaster because it tears where the stiffened material meets unstiffened material, but maybe at stress points it could be a quick fix. What are you repairing?

Hog On Ice
2013-02-25, 19:56
don't know yet - probably things like hammocks or packs - whatever starts to show problems in the field from stress

Lugnut
2013-02-25, 21:13
don't know yet - whatever starts to show problems in the field from stress

I sometimes show problems in the field from stress. Will it fix me? :angel:

Hog On Ice
2013-02-26, 08:18
do you have any teeth left to floss?

Lugnut
2013-02-26, 09:48
Yes. All three are mine.

john pickett
2013-02-26, 17:53
+1 for HOI.
Lugnut, when I have stress problems, I like to fix them with vodka and rum.

Lugnut
2013-02-26, 18:25
If I tried that I'd run into something and lose more teeth. :albertein

JAK
2013-02-26, 20:58
Picked up some good advice from reading Mark Twain. I've now taken to drinking more hard liquor, but only as a preventative of the toothache. Seems to be working. I've never had the toothache, and I never plan to.

john pickett
2013-02-27, 09:28
"but only as a preventative of the toothache. Seems to be working"
Exactly; now if I could just get that excuse to work on my wife!

atraildreamer
2013-06-26, 10:36
I know that this is an old thread (pun intended :biggrin:) but have you tried using braided nylon fishing line for repairs? You can get a roll of 20 lb. test for a couple of bucks and use it for all kinds of repairs. I have repaired packs, fixed boots, hemmed pants and reinforced web belts with the stuff. You just need to get a needle with a big enough eye to use the thread.

Hog On Ice
2013-06-26, 10:54
I have some braided dyneema fishing line on order 0.75 mm 200 lb - I suspect I will have many uses for it but the prime use at this time is for cross tie lines for my ASS chair

sheepdog
2013-06-26, 11:45
I have some braided dyneema fishing line on order 0.75 mm 200 lb - I suspect I will have many uses for it but the prime use at this time is for cross tie lines for my ASS chair

If that doesn't work you can always take up tuna fishing.

saimyoji
2013-06-26, 19:57
If that doesn't work you can always take up tuna fishing with your ass.

fixed it for ya...