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    How do I tell what kind of fabric this is????

    I bought fabric at wally world but its not the gray stuff...its digital camo and I am purdy sure its backed.

    I remember there was a thread that told what it would do it burned but cant find it now....any help????


    Thank you!!!

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    I'm pretty sure that's PU coated nylon. I have made three tarps out of it and still have some more to use. A little heavy, but very effective.

    Jbo

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    This stuff seems light....its got the rip stop grid and the back is kinda rubbery but thin. Which fabrics burn/melt etc.....I was looking for it and still haven't found it anywhere.

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    Fiber burn chart

    Here ya go! :-)
    fabricburnchart.gif

    Be aware though, there are blends of fabrics that can make things confusing (think of a poly/cotton blend, or PU coated nylon).

    Good luck,
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    Quote Originally Posted by acercanto View Post
    Here ya go! :-)
    fabricburnchart.gif

    Be aware though, there are blends of fabrics that can make things confusing (think of a poly/cotton blend, or PU coated nylon).

    Good luck,
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    Thank you...according to the chart its Nylon....what would the backing burn look like.

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    I have no idea, I haven't bothered burning any of the coated fabrics I've got. I got a bolt of fabric at a walmart a while back, thinking it was polyester, but checked it with the chart, and it turned out to be a wool blend of some sort, polyester best I could tell by burning.
    Point is, if it doesn't match up with the burn chart one way or another, you may have a blend on your hands. That's all.

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    Well it holds water....I put it up on my laundry line and filled it with about 5 gallons of water and its holding it with no drips or even the slightest wetness.

    I looked at the other green wally world rip stop looking stuff and it was thicker than it and has the rubberyish back.....I hope it is usefull cause I just went and bought the rest of the bolt lol

    Thanks for the info acercanto

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    I've picked up two types of digital camo from Walmart. One type is very rubbery and not exactly light weight. It would make a great tarp, but it's easily twice the weight of typical Silnylon.

    The other type almost looks like a cotton blend with a heavy PU coating on the back. It's got a cloth-like texture on the face, and the back is clearly PU coated. It's more than 3.0oz per yard.

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    What I have is sorta thin with a very light coating....for 4 1/2 yards (its 65 wide) it weighs about 22 ozs (best I can do with my scale ... could be more or less ... scale is iffy lol).

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