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    Silicone Ripstop Spray vs squeegie

    Well the Silicone is plentiful in Kmart to Walmart, But I am going to guess that is not what you folks are using for 1.1 or 1.6 Ripstop... So what are you using that works?
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    You can use the 100% silicone caulk. But, you have to do a mix with mineral spirits to help with applying it.

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    this thread might help

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...light=silicone

    i think most are using the just the 100% silicone that you you can get at any hardware store that comes in a tube

    i assume your talking about making your own silnylon out of ripstop

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    The recipie I see most often posted is 1 part aquarium silicone to 3 parts mineral spirits.
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    awesome thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    The recipie I see most often posted is 1 part aquarium silicone to 3 parts mineral spirits.
    what's special about the aquarium silicone?

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    Clear vs cloudy when cured (?)
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    There should be less by-products in the aquarium silicone, purer silicone. You don't want things leaching into your aquarium water. I'm not sure why it would matter for DIY Sil coatings as long as it does not have any acrylic, polyurethane, etc in with the silicone.

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    any caulking labeled 100% silicone will work fine. (Even in my aquarium!) -- resealed an 80-gallon hex with the stuff by GE. Worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rug View Post
    The recipie I see most often posted is 1 part aquarium silicone to 3 parts mineral spirits.
    I also used closer to 1 part silicone to 4 parts mineral spirits. You want it thin enough to soak through good, but not so thin that it doesnt leave enough silicone in the fabric.

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