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    Fabric ID

    I know fabric ID has been discussed before, but could not find general things to look for in a fabric when I tried to search the forum.

    Are there any hard, fast rules that help ID the specific fabric materials (beyond the obvious "it weighs x" and such?)

    For instance: does nylon catch fire while poly just melts? Vice versa? Are there simple tests to determine what I'm seeing in (buying from) the WallyWorld bin?

    Again, sorry if I missed a prior thread, I just didn't see it. TIA,

    buck

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    If you want I can put together some samples labeled for you. Won't be able to get it to you until next week.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavscout View Post
    That's exactly the type of info I'm looking for. Thanks for the link!

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    If you want I can put together some samples labeled for you. Won't be able to get it to you until next week.
    I really appreciate the help. I PM'd you my mailing address.

    Thanks again for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavscout View Post
    I can tell you that the gray material I bought from walmart usually burns and self extinguishes, with a sweet chemical odor and forms small balls.

    They don't have an option for the one time where it burned rapidly up to my finger and melted to it, still on fire.. I think I'll say it's ripstop polyester.

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