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    Talcum powder...really?

    The tube of Silnet says to use talcum powder. Can baby powder or cornstarch be substituted to eliminate the tackiness of a freshly seam sealed Silnylon tarp?
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    Baby powder is talcum powder with some perfume in it. Corn starch should work as well.

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    Perfume and corn may attract critters and bugs. But yea, either should work.
    Did you let it dry for a day or two?
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    Don't use corn starch to treat monkey butt. But sticky tarps will probably not be a problem you are concerned about creepy crawlies getting into you gear closet. The corn starch might not be the best. It is after all food.
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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Job complete, looks good. Ready for a trip to NC in a couple weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theo View Post
    Baby powder is talcum powder with some perfume in it. Corn starch should work as well.
    Not any more. A couple decades ago folks got all stirred up over asbestos in talc. For example, Johnson's Baby Powder is now mostly cornstarch.
    http://johnsonsbaby.com/product.do?id=45

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Questions View Post
    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Job complete, looks good. Ready for a trip to NC in a couple weeks.
    When are you coming in again? I seem to have unremembered.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    When are you coming in again? I seem to have unremembered.
    ZQ and I will be heading south early Thursday morning. We hope to get to the campground around noon, then buzz up to visit Slowhike in the afternoon. We will be a Pilot Mountain leaving there Monday morning.

    Stop by if you can Sat or Sunday evening. We will be out hiking throughout the day but plan on a relaxing time around the campfire with anyone who wants to drop in.
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    You can buy unscented talc from most skin diving shops.

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    I left my tarp drying for over 24 hours...it's still tacky.

    So, is cornstarch talcum OK? Would it really attract critters?

    Not sure what the OP decided on.

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