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    Can you calendar nylon with a household iron?

    ...Just wonderin'. I was laying in the hammock yesterday () and it occurred to me. If I needed some downproof ripstop and only had uncalendared ripstop, I don't see why I couldn't iron it myself and seal up those "holes" between the threads. (I realize it would be dicey. It's a fine line between calendaring and melting! )

    Has anyone ever tried this? Any tips? Any reason it wouldn't work?
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    to my understanding you need two things to calendar nylon. Heat and pressure. Both need to be applied over the width of the fabric at the same time if I understand the process properly. While you could probably heat the fabric enough with a household iron I believe you would lack the width and consistent pressure to do the job properly.

    I'm typing from intuitive ignorance and so can not offer a definitive answer. But that's my thought on the matter. If you do it, let us know the results.
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    If you need help finding the optimum temp on your iron, let my mother-in-law help. She seems to melt something onto my iron every time she uses it. Let her pick the setting, then back it down a few notches!

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