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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenShamen View Post
    First, I have to say-- I absolutely love my WB Superfly!!! Second, has anyone come up with a standardized silicone/mineral spirits ratio?
    1:3 by weight.
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    mixxing paint mixxer in a drill, I wonder is a wallpaper glue table would work for putting it on?

    did it smell like thinner long after it dried?

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    I hung mine outside for a day and there was no smell at all...
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    I pitched the tarp and used 2" foam brushes and applied it evenly. Used one brush per side, as the silicone sets up pretty quickly...

    No smell after a day, none at all...

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    bump. great ideas here. anyone just sprayed on a few cans of scotchguard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulsurvivor View Post
    bump. great ideas here. anyone just sprayed on a few cans of scotchguard?
    Yeah, tried that... Got wet...

    The scotchguard will make the fabric repel water, but under pressure, and after a time the fabric wets through. Once that happens, it starts dripping.

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    how many coats/ cans did you use? what about as a topcoat to the silicon treatment? it seems that with correct pitch and tighness the theory is sound. as it would take a heck of a rain to be pressurized also did you treat both sides with the scotchguard? just curious dont want to get wet either bankin on others experience is the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulsurvivor View Post
    how many coats/ cans did you use? what about as a topcoat to the silicon treatment? it seems that with correct pitch and tighness the theory is sound. as it would take a heck of a rain to be pressurized also did you treat both sides with the scotchguard? just curious dont want to get wet either bankin on others experience is the best.
    I didn't use scotchguard, but a can of Siliconized waterproofing (similar).

    I used 2 large cans, and really soaked the fabric through. It was a waste of $8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulsurvivor View Post
    how many coats/ cans did you use? what about as a topcoat to the silicon treatment? it seems that with correct pitch and tighness the theory is sound. as it would take a heck of a rain to be pressurized also did you treat both sides with the scotchguard? just curious dont want to get wet either bankin on others experience is the best.
    There is a big difference between "water repellent" and "water proof". The "scotchguard" type materials are water repellents and will not hold up under a heavy rain even with the pitch angles we use. Learn this or get wet...your choice.

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    got it.... still. no fabric is "waterproof" that i know of. not sil-nylon or cuben. for that matter it has to be that the weave of the fabric is tighter or it is treated in more coats / with better silicon.. guys that have used 100% silicon are getting good results right? so it must just be that scotchy is inferior. bummer cuz the price cant be beat. unless you go for that tyvek ugly tarp... not lookin so ugly these days lol

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