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  1. #31
    Senior Member WetRivrRat's Avatar
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    Jul 2012
    In the woods
    Pics or it didn't happen....

    Really tho, any chance you'd upload any pics of the ridge line post sealing???
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    Senior Member SteelToe's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Henny Asym
    Hex-Cat Tarp
    Adjustable Slings
    A second tarp, even more identical than the last :

    A close-up of the guy reinforcement that I didn't show the for the first tarp. The only difference is the lack of cable "pockets" (forgot them, will add later) and green gros-grain instead of black. Reinforcements are 6"x6":

    Here's the sealed ridgeline seam. Bearing in mind I put two heavy coats of goop on the inside, I can't tell any difference from the outside . It was applied with a cheap 'n crummy Home Depot chip brush.
    Here is the inside of the sealed seam:

    And the outside of the same area:

    I also discovered that mineral spirits/silicone do not damage PU coated polyester (my pack cover material) and do a great job of waterproofing normal sil (as we all know) as well as soft nylon webbing . If you are careful to apply it while it is still milky and not gelled, you can slather it on pretty heavy before runs occur.


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