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    Unofficial Trail Dozer halfastronomical's Avatar
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    Do tell...

    I have no idea, but I am subscribing to this thread just so I can see the pictures that will surely come out of it.
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    To dye something the dye would have to be able to soak into it. I don't think the dye will soak through the mylar layer. Once dry it may stick like paint though.
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    There was a thread on this a while back... Along the same lines as not liking the brightness of it... I want to say the results were that the thread was the only thing that took the dye and that the tarp took on only a slight tint of the color... But after all my searching I have yet to find that thread...
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    A fellow on another site reported that he dyed cuben fiber using a mixture of brown disperse dyes from Pro Chemical and Dye for polyester, plastics and fabrics. The swelling agents in disperse dyes include bromobenzene, hydrobromic acid, and biphenyl. (NOT cool!)

    He reduced the recommended concentration of the Pro Dye Carrier NSC by 80% for fear of damaging the adhesives between the layers. He left the cuben in the dyebath for five weeks. He heated the bath for an hour or so every two or three days.

    The dye mix he used was dark brown, and the sample came out a light khaki color. The instructions from Pro Chemical say that the solvent smell can take months to fade.

    This stuff is virtually impervious to water-bourne dyes and colorants even with the assistance of swelling agents!!

    Maybe a Sharpie permanent marker, spray paint or leather dye?!?!? But if I had a cuben fiber tarp, I sure wouldn't do it!!!
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    Solution: Buy a camo cuben tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairbear View Post
    I put some permanent marker on a stuff sack it held it without running.
    Really, have you EVER had to run with your stuff sack? It would look kinda silly. You in your back yard, marker and stuff sack in hand yelling "Wheeeeee" while you travel from once fence to the other.
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    It will rub off in time.

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    Well I took the 300 dollar gamble to see what would happen if i custom camoed my hammock gear cuban fiber tarp. The results can be seen in the missouri hang 4 trip report. Ramen shamen has a picture that shows how well it blends,and Digitizer 101 has 3 views in his video.
    The method that i used was to cut open permanent markers,marksalot is the brand that gives you the most ink per marker,cut the plastic that holds the inner materials soaked in ink,you now have your color to apply.
    If someone would care to move the pictures here for me that would be considered a big help to me,thanks in advance.
    you can get a varied degree of colors from just one marker,dark when its fresh ,down to a transparent haze when drier.
    So far its holding on to the tarp,but if it last one season,I would be happy as it costs about 6 bucks a side to do.
    In the pics you see a different pattern on each side ,so i can face the apropriate to the background colors, toward potential traffic to the hang spot.
    The transparent nature of cuban as a whole unit is a sight picked out anywhere,but the transparancy works well in the pattern as the trees behind you show up as trunks in the pattern,see ramen shamens photo,for example of this.
    I could have done the tie dye just as easily ,but wanted to work the fading color into the pattern.
    I like it ,it does not stick even after being stuffed in a bishop bag for a month.
    I didnt post when it was finished ,so if in time it would present a problem ,it would be my loss on the tarp.
    Five outings,and quite a while in the stuff position, i offer no complaints as to the ability of this mod to work. Nothing ventured ,nothing gained.
    Last edited by hairbear; 03-12-2013 at 18:49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairbear View Post
    Well I took the 300 dollar gamble

    Nothing ventured ,nothing gained.
    that is awesome!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos View Post
    that is awesome!!
    Thanks.If you notice the green is in bush shape where the curves are in the tarp,this really adds to the round bush look.

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