It's a great idea Spy. Sometimes Nextel can dry out so much that wetting it simply doesn't hold down the fraying. And for wick media that's been cleaned which has more of a tendency to splay. Don't toss it in frustration. Kinda disheartening how hard it is to find this stuff in a forum this large when new peeps are lookin' for a solution. Key threads that broke ground by lots of users on ECF just seem to get buried, lost in the shuffle and not readily found by Information Retrieval…like this seminal thread on clearomizer (Protank) rebuilding, one of three threads which really layed out the basics and import of localization in rebuilding. Happens to be high temp silica rope but applies, I dropped this back in April 2014... The Cellophane Wrap (Rossum took me to task for naming it this)… IMG_0621a by MacTechVpr posted Feb 1, 2016 at 10:24 AM Treasure trove here on ECF, if only. Good luck and thanks for pointing out that solution.