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    Reflective barrier....how to put anchor holes?

    I have a huge piece of reflective barrier that I plan to use as an underpad. I would like to punch a hole in each opposite corner in order to anchor it to the attachments on my Expedition. But since the material is so thin, I am afraid that any holes will rip right out.

    Any suggestions?



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    Senior Member ahhhgladius's Avatar
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    get 2' grosgrain and reinforce the corners with that. find a coglans tarp grommet kit and attach those. should increase the load bearing surface area enough to reduce chances of ripping. or whip it.
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    gorilla tape on the corners and some grommets? no sew and cost effective.
    Sup?

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    patch of Duct tape, then hole punch it.. add those tarp grommet kits. I added few to my Reflextic stuff. so far holds up nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chug View Post
    patch of Duct tape, then hole punch it.. add those tarp grommet kits. I added few to my Reflextic stuff. so far holds up nice.
    Have you had any trouble with the duct tape edges coming off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-grrl View Post
    Have you had any trouble with the duct tape edges coming off?
    I have not seen any issues with it so far.. I just used a 2 1/2" square, on each side.. Used the hole punch that comes with the grommet kit. Then just smash the Brass Grommet in place. Does not have hard loads on it.. I just use it to keep it from moving around.

    Cost wise it's cheap to do. If it rips, will just add another one.

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    Excellent advice...thanks, everyone!

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    I'd skip the grommets but that's just me. I put loops on the corners of plastic and tyvek tarps for use as groundcloths with duct tape. I just make a loop of 550 cord or shockcord. Secure this to the corners with about a 6" strip of duct tape. I'm not sure if the duct tape will start to curl or peel up over time but it should last a season or two at least.

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