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    Traded a couple of e-mails with Dutch. No go on the clip on tie-outs. Seems I remember a fleabay vendor that sells an adhesive-backed tie-out tab that is supposed to be permanent...time for another search...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigma_pete View Post
    PS - The dryer technique didn't work for me either. The boys had a blast hand crinkling it with me. Making that much noise was a much fun as popping bubble wrap to them.
    It was kinda fun. Our dogs and cats weren't too impressed though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve D View Post
    Time for a tyvek tarp update. I had the tarp up all weekend and even got an unexpected thunderstorm this afternoon for a weather test.

    First the good stuff... Everything under the tarp was high and dry when I got home to check on it (spent the day up in Rome, GA hiking the Simms Mountain trail, part of the Pinhoti Trail, with my oldest daughter) and the tie-outs on the sides held just fine.

    Now the not so good stuff. The fiberglass tape tie-outs that attached to the ridgeline have begun to pull loose. I'm going to have to rethink my attachment methods. Will likely use either the pebble/marble and mason line method or pick up a couple of sets of clip on tarp pull outs from Dutch.
    For the not so good, I used Tyvek Tape from home depot, that stuff will really grip the Tyvek, have had no issues with my tarp. Check below thread post #29, got some details how I attached it.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=37680&page=3
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    Thanks Aardvark...I'll give tyvek tape and some D-rings a try. Sure would beat ordering anything...

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    Hi there,
    Some time ago i made also a tyvek tarp, 2.5 x 3 meters.
    After long long searching on the web about dying, the only supposedly way was using acrylic inkt.
    So, i bought some, used a sponge, and the result is ok, but not great.
    It really depends on the color you use.

    I took it out a few times on a trip, even in rain, and it hold pretty nice, but also soaks up rain, so after a rainy night it is a bit heavier when packed.

    Check my video for how I softened the tyvek (washing machine with shoes does not help at all in my case) and also for the dying + result:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=49357

    Good luck, I'm curious how yours turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve D View Post
    Traded a couple of e-mails with Dutch. No go on the clip on tie-outs. Seems I remember a fleabay vendor that sells an adhesive-backed tie-out tab that is supposed to be permanent...time for another search...
    I think this little project sparked Dutch's curiosity...got another e-mail from him this afternoon and he says he tried the clip on pull out on a piece of tyvek and it works very well.

    I've already frayed up the corners of the tyvek when I pulled off the strapping tape so I'll be using some tyvek tape to repair the damage and attach my D-rings on this one but will definitely keep the clip-ons in mind for the future...

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    Updates

    Any updates on how this worked for you over the last few months?

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    Yes some updates please ..thanks

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