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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Sounds like a job for a Gorilla Tarp.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=Gorilla+Tarp
    LOL YES!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    If you can get it at a reasonable price compared to sil I don't see why it wouldn't work.
    I had a coupon for joanns so i decided to get some polyester and give it a try just for fun. WE shall see how it turns out!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mundele View Post
    If I read your post right, your original tarp was a non-silnylon tarp (probably polyeurethane coated nylon). silicone, and thinned silicone will not stick to polyurethane. that's why it's peeling off. You can silicone impregnate uncoated nylon, but it won't stick to the polyurethanted nylon, at least not well. That's why McNett sells two formulas of their seam sealer stuff, one for silnylon, and one for other normal tent fabrics.

    There's a good chance that the places the sil is sticking to are the places that the polyurethane wore off. Try placing your tarp on a concrete surface and spraying it with water. maybe you'll be able to see the places that leak. That's just a thought.

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    No it is most definintly not PU coated..... It was from walmart for 1.50. Ive felt coated ripstop. This stuff is most likely rip stop polyester. It was really light and great for waterproofing. I didnt have it mixed as well as i should have... Thus the chunks that didnt stick.... sad day.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoeski View Post
    Hmmm, can you get it thin enough to be lightweight and flexible? Better than urethane coated nylon? I'm interested in anything new that works.

    As I understand it, sylnylon is a weave of silicone impregnated thread. I don't know if that impregnation occurs before or after weaving.

    Do you use a squeegee to force it in, or just thin it down to a light liquid and let it soak in?
    Here's the "make your own sil" link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Here's the "make your own sil" link.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=2011
    Thanks for the reference Ron.

    I got through the first 60 posts (another Mega-thread) and it sounds finicky.
    (I'll wait until I need a boost of my blood VOC's before trying it)

    Have you had some success?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoeski View Post
    Thanks for the reference Ron.

    I got through the first 60 posts (another Mega-thread) and it sounds finicky.
    It is indeed a mega thread. But If I remember correctly by the time I finished reading it (can't remember where that was) the process had been peer reviewed and refined to the point where it was reasonably easy to do.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canoeski View Post
    Thanks for the reference Ron.

    I got through the first 60 posts (another Mega-thread) and it sounds finicky.
    (I'll wait until I need a boost of my blood VOC's before trying it)

    Have you had some success?

    ~bill
    The thread goes thru the experimentation everyone was doing, so it's long. I did have success doing it with my first DIY tarp.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15318
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    The thread goes thru the experimentation everyone was doing, so it's long. I did have success doing it with my first DIY tarp.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15318
    Wow! Nice looking tarp!
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