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    Quote Originally Posted by Fig View Post
    Here's the part I love, your kids don't even acknowledge you are in the room. My kids are exactly the same. Dad has so many goofy projects going on it doesn't even phase them anymore. I could be running through the house on fire and they wouldn't blink.
    LOL...Too true! Of course everyone in our house has red hair (except the odd blond kid who is too close to the tv) so some might argue that we are always on fire...

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    has anyone tried one of the commercial tent and gear watterproofing sprays i might get one that is disined for that perpose its silicone based and it says to spray (it's a pump spray like on a windex bottle) or paint it on the whole thing leaving a "wet edge" then to wipe off the exses. It says it can do 50 squar feet which should be enough to cover my 10 so i think i might try it any thoughts?
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    i think that stuff is too diluted and is more of a water resistence than a true waterproofing

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    do you think it would get me through a light rain because i will have a tent with me anyway so it it gets terrible i could go into it.
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    i tried it and there is no way i could coat 10 square fet let alown the 50 it said it could so i highly dowt its waterproof but i will let it dry for the time it asked for and test it with my hose gradualy increasing pressure
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    i think regular uncoated 1.1 would probably be ok in light rain

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    This is interesting. They already have appropriately sized chocolate bars. Now does anyone have a line on the 18"x18" graham crackers? S'MORES!!

    Quote Originally Posted by alex30808 View Post
    another way to impregnate is to use vaccume...I impregnate some of the woods I use in my turkey calls and have had some "fun" with different items...such as marshmellows...ever seen one the size of a coffee can? LOL....anyway...you could do the same thing with the fabric...this would insure even and thourough impregnation. I also would suggest the tight pull and rag/sponge for removal of excess.

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    Use masonry solicone?

    I went thru all 14 pages in this thread, and didn't see anything about using "Brick & Tile Silicone Sealer". It's used for sealing porous tile or brick for exterior use.

    The stuff comes in gallons. I could imagine dumping it into a bucket, stuffing in the finished tarp, and letting it sit overnight. Next day, hang the tarp up to dry, and pour the excess sealer back into the original container.

    Anybody tried this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GorploafChalupa View Post
    Anybody tried this?
    That is an excellent idea!
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    Nice idea GLC. That should work, someone got to do some testing.

    Also, how about using a five gallon bucket with a resealable lid. Put a air gauge fitting on its lid and using it for a pressure vessl. Not alot of pressure, say 5-10 psi, but enough to increase bleed thru you would like to see in the fabric.

    Or take it the opposite direction and vaccum the 5-gal. bucket. Infuse the silicone under negative pressure??

    any thoughts??
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