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I use my cargo belt sometimes and I realized that it's not easy to pass the belt in the stretcher, becouse the tip it's too foldable, so I came up with this solution to solve that. The solution is a metal tip very easy to make.
First get a tuna can, cut one of the sides, bend in half, cut both sides at once using a scisors and squared, put the belt between the folds, glue it and done!
OmnivoreNZ4 months ago

I did something similar. I soaked the end of the straps in epoxy, stuck the ends in small plastic bags, and clamped them. When the epoxy hardened I had nice stiff tips to the straps. Makes it much easier to insert them (especially when wet) BUT you do lose some convenience when removing the strap from ratchet.