can you notch a canvas strap?
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    can you notch a canvas strap?

    I have cut back the edges of a 22 rubber strap before for an 18 mm lug width and it looked great. Now, I have a great 24mm canvas strap that i'd like to use on an incoming 20-22mm watch. Will the canvas fray too easily once cut? Should I just order a new canvas strap instead? Thanks.

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    Re: can you notch a canvas strap?

    Can you? Yes. Should you? No. You're on the right path about the problem with fraying. Just get a properly sized strap and you'll be happier.
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    Re: can you notch a canvas strap?

    Yes, I would think it would fray as well rubbing next to the lugs consistently.
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    Re: can you notch a canvas strap?

    Maybe if you burn it in, it won't fray...

    If it's a strap that you don't mind destroying, try it...research purposes :D
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    Re: can you notch a canvas strap?

    thanks for the advice. i'll go with another strap.

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    Re: can you notch a canvas strap?

    If its a dark enough material, you can do it and seal the edges with cyanoacrylate (super glue) Get the thin version for a hobby shop and use accelerator.
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