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    A failed DIY tarp -Lessons Learned from a trip

    At Black Gap shelter, on the Approach Trail going to Springer, a Thunderstorm blew in about 10:00pm sometime. I used a spray on silicone based application to make the flys water-REPELLANT and didn't expect a monsoon to blow in. needless to say, we got wet.

    Here is a video of our explaining just what happened.




    I know some have had good results with the making of their own silicone nylon, I cant seem to get the swing of it, so i will order my nylon already pregnant. with the silicone.

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    Hey, it's better than gettin a new girlfriend..already pregnant

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylo View Post
    Hey, it's better than gettin a new girlfriend..already pregnant
    LOL
    I love it

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    It's been asked and answered several times here that the spray-on silicones will not produce silnylon or a waterproof tarp.

    But thanks for reinforcing that lesson.

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    Sorry about your tarp dude--------speaking from experiance, its kind of hard to tell the difference between dwr and sil. I'm really glad you posted this---I was thinking about using silicon spray to make untreated nylon water proof. Needless to say, I think I'll pass on that idea. Thanks for the post!
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    This is what I used.


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    There is more than one kind of Silicone. It is a family pf products. I think you have a silicone oil based product and you need a silicon rubber based product.

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    Thanks for sharing your experience with us

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    Brutal. Great report. At least you had a good learning experience.
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