May 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm #1289581
I have 1/8" black cord with white tracer embedded that glows in the dark when hit with a light. It comes from Seattle Fabrics. I'm using it with LineLocks that look like this –
…but it to tight. It works, but it is a struggle.
So now I'm looking for some 2mm or 2.5mm, Black, with white tracers.
Any sources?May 5, 2012 at 6:36 pm #1874767
@papasmurfLocale: Dream Hammock
The smallest I have been able to locate is the 2.75 mm GLOcord from Sterling Ropes.
http://www.sterlingrope.com/product/0/A027GMC/_/2.75mm_GLOcord_Minor_SpoolMay 5, 2012 at 6:51 pm #1874772
Daryl and DarylBPL Member
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Good source. Thanks for the link.
If you go to Randy's Sterling Ropes link and look for "packaged cord" you'll find some 1.5mm stuff. It's kind of ironic that they have something larger and smaller than you want……but not what you want.
DarylMay 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm #1874773
In theory 1/8" is 3.175 mm, which should work in the typical LineLock. I suspect that it is just a little bit fat, or that the tracer hangs up. I have had black with tracer that worked well from Big Agnes. But, alas, they no longer sell it.
So anything spec'ed less than 3mm will probably work.May 16, 2012 at 7:25 am #1878167
I ordered and received the Sterling 2.75 Black Reflective cord.
It appears and behaves the same as the line I got from Seattle Fabrics – very stiff through a LineLok.
So the hunt continues.May 16, 2012 at 7:29 am #1878169
How about this: http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products/Reflective-Glowire-p881.html ?
EDIT: Sorry, I didn't notice that you asked for black. If you could live with orange this seems to meet your other criteria.May 16, 2012 at 8:48 am #1878206
You could dye the cord black if the outside is nylon with basic RIT dye. I don't know what that would do to the tracers though. I don't know if it is dyneema with a dacron shell, which would not take RIT (though maybe another dye), or if the core is just a blend. Just an option though.May 16, 2012 at 11:27 am #1878251
Ken T.BPL Member
I dyed my Ohm pack. The compression cord took the dye well and the reflective coating on the velcro absorbed no dye. I think it could work.Nov 8, 2012 at 10:29 am #1927100
Ray KlahneBPL Member
@klahneLocale: South Florida
Exped Reflective Dyneema Cord 2mm is available at several locations. Search Google and take your pick.Nov 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm #1927560
@davids31Locale: Good Hope
Here is a link for 2mm reflective on Amazon.Jun 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm #1996337
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