Wrapping pliers

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It was time for some new pliers, so I bought some Channellock duckbills and side cutters. I’m going to wrap them in orange and white microcord from Atwood.

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I’ve wrapped gaffs, but not pliers. I’m going to keep them simple, like this gaff. No turkshead. Should I remove the blue grips? Any suggestions on the liquid coating to protect the colors from getting nasty right off the bat?

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    I have done it both ways with and without the rubber grip and didn’t notice a difference except the handles are slightly thicker. (Edit: thinking back, the rubber gave the cord something to bite into. The wraps felt a bit more secure)

    As for coating, I always just did a layer or two of west systems because that is what I always had laying around, it would soak into the cord, lock everything in but leave it rough enough for some texture/grip.
     
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    Once you go Cat, you never go back
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