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    I only used the fiberglass tape for the one I made.
    I removed the tub magnets, but doubled up on the amount of tape, so mine still doesn't even come close to being part of the UL club...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos View Post
    do you have a pic or a drawing? and I don't get the pebble thing....
    put something under the tarp material i.e pebble, scrunched up cigarette butt, pine cone etc. then tie a knot over the material and under the object your using... instant pull out.
    Kinda the same idea as the dutch clip on tarp pull outs but using a guyline straight onto the material instead of the plastic clippy bit.

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    I think it is a plus your took the shower rod hooks out before using as a tarp.

    swank

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    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    put something under the tarp material i.e pebble, scrunched up cigarette butt, pine cone etc. then tie a knot over the material and under the object your using... instant pull out.
    Kinda the same idea as the dutch clip on tarp pull outs but using a guyline straight onto the material instead of the plastic clippy bit.
    Sorry, how rude of me ... tarp looks great and kudos for finding a cheap and different diy way to get a decent tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The J Meister View Post
    I folded it and then slid it into a tyvek bag I made to fit it. I tried to find a way to roll it/stuff it so that it would work with a snake skin, but it's a little too bulky and doesn't compress the way a silnylon tarp would.

    I did however get a little more creative with it and stenciled on the "Lost-Hammock Station" logo to one side...
    What kind of paint did you use? I'm planning on making a sil tarp and would love a great, lightweight way to add a logo to one corner.
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    I just used plain old black spray paint on it. Because it was just a shower curtain, I didn't care what type of paint I used.
    I'd suggest using a fabric paint on the sil tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The J Meister View Post
    I just used plain old black spray paint on it. Because it was just a shower curtain, I didn't care what type of paint I used.
    I'd suggest using a fabric paint on the sil tarp.
    After reading, the only thing that seams to stick to silnylon is silicone. That leaves me two real color choices, white and black. Silicone caulk, mixed with mineral spirits to thin it to a 'paint like' consistency, then paint it on over the stencil and allow to dry. When I make the tarp I think I'll experiment with some scrap before I risk my hard work on some 'creative art work'.

    Sorry to hijack. . . back to our regularly scheduled programming. . .

    Love the tarp, have you considered using 2mill plastic drop cloth?
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    I'm curious. I stumbled upon that GoLite Poncho-Tarp/Emergency Shelter idea a while back (Good Video on it on YouTube) and one of the "components" of it was a ground cloth of polycro. Is this the same stuff?

    http://sticksblog.com/2012/05/31/golite-poncho-tarp/

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