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    Have you had any thoughts on applying a colored dye to the IX quilting ? The thoughts being what kind of dye or paint would you use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbone View Post
    ...any thoughts on applying a colored dye to the IX quilting ?
    Thought about it, nothing tried yet.

    It wouldn't surprise me to learn that nothing will adhere to it. Polyehtylene cannot be glued, painted or repaired with expoxy or any other resin or adhesive.

    It would be nice to save the weight of a covering fabric!
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    Well, I will try something this weekend, I wasn`t expecting to dye the polyethylene, just the fabric outer, I will post up the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbone View Post
    ...just the fabric outer
    The non-woven scrim might be polyester, but it is probably polypropylene, since Insultex is so bouyant.

    It would be nice to discover that it takes a dye!
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    I am going to try 3 methods.1) Fabric dye,2) diluted paint mixture or 3)light coats of spray paint which I think would bond really well but it might not leave the fabric feeling as nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    The non-woven scrim might be polyester, but it is probably polypropylene, since Insultex is so bouyant.

    It would be nice to discover that it takes a dye!

    Bouyant? Hmmm. Jerry Chair 6 in 1? All five plus Personal Flotation Device?

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    any other reports from those who have used these with insultubes? Mac I am excited to try these on the traveler. I don't mind not having an outer layer of ripstop because the white color will work great with my gray traveler i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by asimmons4 View Post
    any other reports from those who have used these with insultubes?
    None that I've heard about this week, but it won't be long... I have almost two dozen IX UQs that will be mailed out this week!

    The InsulTubes work very well!

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    Mac I am excited to try these on the traveler.
    For the Traveler, I'll make it just like the Blackbird, a little wider and fuller at both ends.

    I received an excellent suggestion from someone today, and will make a prototype soon: a slip on cover. That way, you can go ultra-light, or you can have your favorite color in a durable nylon cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    None that I've heard about this week, but it won't be long... I have almost two dozen IX UQs that will be mailed out this week!

    The InsulTubes work very well!


    For the Traveler, I'll make it just like the Blackbird, a little wider and fuller at both ends.

    I received an excellent suggestion from someone today, and will make a prototype soon: a slip on cover. That way, you can go ultra-light, or you can have your favorite color in a durable nylon cover.
    That sounds like it has good potential(the slip on cover).

    I'm going to have trouble coming up with many temps for testing until next fall! ( or on a trip somewhere cooler). But I have been an "outlier" so far, not managing to be as warm as some of you guys. So I am just hoping to get a little closer to where y'all have been temp wise. But I think I can already tell that the tubes are going to help.

    Related item: we all know that one of the main benefits of dealing with our cottage industry folks is an unusually high level of customer service. But I think MacEntyre must have just set a world record. I just sent my HHSS style IX UQ back for addition of tubes. I did not indicate that I was in any particular hurry. I got them here in MS this morning, from NC. I was surprised and had to go check to see when I sent them. Sure enough, it was given to the post office on WED afternoon! With nothing fancier than the ( 3 day?) priority shipping. Back in my hands Mon AM.

    MacEntyre, how did you do that?
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    I haven`t tried to dye the IX yet , I did put some thought into it though. I`m thinking a sprayed on color is probably a better idea. The reasoning is that a dipping process my clog the air pockets in the inner part of the IX affecting its ability to trap air.

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