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    Really Quick Question!

    Can I make a tarp solely out of silnylon, or do I also need other fabrics like nylon or something???

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    The whole entire tarp has nothing but silnylon, no like nylon corners or other fabric layers for added strength or anything like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceatc View Post
    Can I make a tarp solely out of silnylon, or do I also need other fabrics like nylon or something???
    I would make the corners with some heavier material, like the maccats. You can also trim it with grosgrain ribbon.
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    Like what kind of heavier material??

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceatc View Post
    Like what kind of heavier material??
    If you use something else it should be waterproof. So some DWR 1.9 would be good. Also seal it real good with silicone diluted with mineral spirits. It is a place that will hold moisture.
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    The local Walmart has only 4yd and 16in worth of Silnylon! Do you guys think that is enough for a tarp. I don't have to make a rectangular tarp. I could make something else, but I'm not sure how I could.

    If anyone has an idea as to how I could make a tarp with that much fabric please share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aceatc View Post
    The local Walmart has only 4yd and 16in worth of Silnylon! Do you guys think that is enough for a tarp. I don't have to make a rectangular tarp. I could make something else, but I'm not sure how I could.

    If anyone has an idea as to how I could make a tarp with that much fabric please share.

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    it would be long enough but it's not going to be but about 60" wide. you would need two of those.
    besides, i'm always suspicious when someone says they found silnylon at walmart. i think some have, but i believe what some have thought was silnylon was actually just a DWR treated 1.1oz ripstop.

    speer hammocks is the cheapest place i know to get true silnylon. you can make a large tarp for less than $50.00.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    The fabric was just felt a lot lighter than nylon so I assumed... and it looked like the same fabric as my stock HH Tarp.

    Under $50, so like 30 or 40 I just don't like to spend more money then it would take. I don't know, it's a habit. Even when I have enough money to get something good... I won't cause I know it's too much for me. Weirdo


    Phooey... there are two more Wally's in driving distance of me, so I guess I'll try there first.

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    aceatc- you're going to spend more money on gas than if you just call the Speers. For $29.75 + shipping you could get enough sil to make a cat cut tarp 10' long. Or you could spend the extra $4.25 and make yourself a full-on BlackCat with a 12' length. So, yeah $30 or $40 and no guessing about the material.

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