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    Senior Member injun51's Avatar
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    Great job dude. I need to make myself one of these, just got to get off my lazy butt and do it.

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    Finally finished it!!!

    I had to sil my tarp. The first time I had a chance, the mineral spirits I picked had problems. So I bought more mineral spirits and silicone, then had to wait for mother nature and time to give me a chance. It has either been cold, raining or I had trips with scouts (1 week I was helping with leader training, the next was a camporee).

    Finally, a nice sunny day. After cutting the grass, I went to mixing the sil for application.

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    I did add side pull-outs, which really opens up the inside.
    After letting it set and dry, it was time for the newpaper test. I laid out a couple of papers and then time for the water hose at full pressure. Water just beaded up and ran off. No water at all on the newspaper or even the inside surface of the tarp.

    Now I just need to make a stuff sack and shockcord guy tensioners. Then wait for my tarp flyz. Figured I might as well use them with this tarp, vs my Kelty 9 or Guide Gear tarps.

    I am a very happy camper now. A lot of work has gone into this tarp. I guess I am now "experienced"
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    Awesome dude! I was just thinking about how your tarp turned out and it looks terrific. Great job and looks like it was worth all the hard work.

    Fronkey

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    Thanks Fronkey!! If I had to do it again (or when?) I think I would use grosgrain around the edge. And the next will be sil to start with. I'm thinking........black!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    I had to sil my tarp. The first time I had a chance, the mineral spirits I picked had problems. So I bought more mineral spirits and silicone, then had to wait for mother nature and time to give me a chance. It has either been cold, raining or I had trips with scouts (1 week I was helping with leader training, the next was a camporee).

    Finally, a nice sunny day. After cutting the grass, I went to mixing the sil for application.


    I did add side pull-outs, which really opens up the inside.
    After letting it set and dry, it was time for the newpaper test. I laid out a couple of papers and then time for the water hose at full pressure. Water just beaded up and ran off. No water at all on the newspaper or even the inside surface of the tarp.

    Now I just need to make a stuff sack and shockcord guy tensioners. Then wait for my tarp flyz. Figured I might as well use them with this tarp, vs my Kelty 9 or Guide Gear tarps.

    I am a very happy camper now. A lot of work has gone into this tarp. I guess I am now "experienced"
    Looks great. Final weight? Mine came out way too heavy but she's a beauty.
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    Great tarp! I have been thinking a diy tarp from the same fabric. Curious what your final weight on the tarp after sil waterproofing is?

    Love that woodland camo!

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    I just weighed it, and the final tally, with guylines......

    29oz., don't know if that is bad or not, but it is a BIG TARP!! If I get time, I will remove the guylines and weigh it, if anyone is interested.
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    Now that makes me want to stop my current project and make a tarp.. Oh if there was only enough time in the day

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    Roadrunnr72.

    That's a mighty fine lookin tarp there pardner. Will be a good feeling sleeping under your own made by hand tarp. I'm sure you will get your intended uses out of it.

    How many hours of pain and pleasure have you logged into making it?

    Might have to change your name to CammoHide.
    I hike with SCISSORS cause it makes me feel dangerous ... LoL

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