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    gran jefe
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    Waterproofing your fabric

    I don't think everyone knows how to do this, so I am posting a link to a site where a guy did a pretty good job explaining everything.

    It is a method for waterproofing any kind of fabric using a mixture of silicone caulk and mineral spirits. The only thing I would add to his instructions is to make sure NOT to get the kind of caulk that says "paintable". Bad bad bad. You want clear 100% caulk.

    Of course, it makes fabric darker, adds weight, and the surface finish will not be perfect. But, by gumbies, it makes it waterproof. I have only used it on one tarp, but ask any questions you want.

    waterproofing tarps,tents ect. - Bushcraft USA Forums

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    Cool, thanks for the link Bill! I love stuff like this!

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    Would you stop it. Now there's another forum I need to research. J/K Thats good stuff, keep it coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavejim View Post
    Would you stop it. Now there's another forum I need to research. J/K Thats good stuff, keep it coming.
    Don't do it! His link has a link to Hammock Forums and HF has cost me $$$s.

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    You're welcome, and I do apologize for any collateral damage I may have caused to your free time or your wallet.

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