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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmic Osmo View Post
    Is anyone worried about the mesh gradually scraping the silicone off of a silnylon tarp when repeatedly deploying and retracting these skins? Probably not an issue but it just bugs the back of my mind.
    It might not be an issue on a siliconeized nylon tarp because the silicone is impregnated into the fabric but a DWR coated type tarp maybe. In any case though these things are relatively soft & delicate and would probably break down before the tarp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivaB View Post
    It's a very soft mesh, that's why you need to handle the mesh with kid gloves. Unless your finding some kind of super scrubbies?
    Well, the mesh overall is very soft and fragile because it has so much open space, but the strands of it are a pretty hard plastic, a harder material than a nylon tarp for sure. I'm probably just paranoid, I doubt it will really be an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmic Osmo View Post
    Well, the mesh overall is very soft and fragile because it has so much open space, but the strands of it are a pretty hard plastic, a harder material than a nylon tarp for sure. I'm probably just paranoid, I doubt it will really be an issue.
    I'd say you have different ones than I do. Mine are very soft, even the very ends where they are open, but I fold them in anyways before threading the drawcord in...but that's so that the drawcord doesn't tear it apart so easily. The mesh I have isn't going to do any damage to anything.....it'll very well be the other way around, if I'm not careful. I guess the rest is up to you on what to do with your inferior scrungie

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    I could be wrong (I very often am, thank goodness), but I believe one of these scrubbies would have to be used for a VERY long time....over and over and over to do damage to a tarp or hammock. (I guess if something heavy were packed on top of a tarp that was encased in one of these, and if that heavy something moved around a lot... essentially grinding the scrubbie material against the tarp, it wouldn't be good... but I'm pretty careful with my gear, so I'd hope that wouldn't happen).

    Unfurled, the material is remarkably soft...which is why it has to be bundled, bunched and tied before it's any good at scrubbing.

    My guess is that wadded-up bug netting would also make a pretty decent shower scrubbie (Hmmm.. maybe I'll try that sometime). So far, however, the netting of the scrubbie seems to be just strong enough to do what I need it to do (enclose and hold) while soft enough to avoid causing undue friction or wear... guess I'll find out over time.

    I've been paying a LOT more attention to the various types of scrubbies sold since the inital "AHA!" moment...(Maybe I can earn a Ph.D in Scubbiology?) some are VERY flimsy and some are quite sturdy. I have seen some small ones made for Kitchen/Dishwashing-type use that look as if they could possibly cause some damage. Overall, however, I am pleased with the ones I made. I'll let everyone know if I notice any "scrubbed" spots on tarps or such.

    As DivaB said, even if one of these lasts only a season, it's less expensive and such a quick thing to make. I will keep using them until I see any negatives (any wear on the hammock or accessories) outweighing the positives (saved time and money).

    Anybody know if the scrubbies can be recycled?

    Later y'all,

    Darth

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    well don't that just take the cake

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    Genius!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    oh my. im so glad i found this thread. ive been looking to make some for a few days. and thought well maybe just maybe theres someone who thought of a CHEAP way to make them... and leave it to HF to find someone! yes! thank you!

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    Darth! You are a genius. I live fairly close to a DG store, so I may pick a few up tonight. More stocking scrubbers! I mean stuffers...

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    yup, went and got one tonight, worked great! i cant believe it was that simple

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    Had a New one at Home (Don't Tell my wife I found it in her secret stash)


    Put my guide gear 12x12 in it and it worked great

    nothing to sew or anything and if it fails just $1.00 to have a new one


    Thanks

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