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Re: a few unrelated questions

Poster: Ekaterina and Temur <Ekaterina@gnn.com>

>Date:	Thu, 18 Jul 1996 13:11:02 -0400 (EDT)
>From:	Corun MacAnndra <corun@access.digex.net>
>Sender:	owner-atlantia@csc.ncsu.edu
>To:	atlantia@csc.ncsu.edu
>Subject:	Re: a few unrelated questions
>Poster: Corun MacAnndra <corun@access.digex.net>
>Evan wrote:
>> On a more serious note, is Thompson's on nylon flexible enough 
once it
>> dries, or will it crack and be useless the first time you roll 
up the
>> tent? I've only ever heard of Thompson's being used on wood.
>If I remember correctly, there is a TWS for wood and one for 
fabric. I
>haven't really used it myself as my canvas came already water 
>but it's now old enough that I'm going to have to reseal at least 
>the seams. I was going to get TWS on the recommendation of others 
I know
>who have used it, and I recall them mentioning that there were the 
>kinds. Certainly that which is used on wood would be more like a 
>sealant and be more prone to cracking. In any case I'll be going 
to the
>local Hechinger's and check it out before Pennsic. I'll probably 
put up
>the yurt there and apply the sealer at that point.
>In service,
    Good friends - if I may interrupt this worrisome line of 
thought for you - there are several waterproofing or water proofing 
and fire retarding products available for both canvas and nylon 
fabrics.  If you are anywhere near the Baltimore, MD area I suggest 
you try H & H Surplus and Campers Haven - 410-752-2580 - 424 North 
Eutaw st., It's a cross between a camping and hunting outfitter and 
Uncle Sam's Surplus Dump but they do carry a great deal of goodies 
a seasoned camper would appreciate.  I purchased a combination 
water-proofer & fire retardant solution (you put it on with a paint 
roller) for $18.00 a gallon. That should cover about 100 sq.feet of 
canvas.  There are various types and brands of this stuff that 
ranged in price from 18 to 36 dollars a gallon. READ THE WARNING 
LABELS for what it won't work on and what it will affect 
color-wise. I have a BRIGHT yellow roof and it did dull the color 
somewhat, it had no noticeable effect on the sky blue, the off 
white or the white canvas and it really dulled the dark red. Do the 
sample bit first, folks.  I called around to various tent and 
awning companies and they sometimes carry this sort of item.  Also, 
try a GOOD camping supply store - not Sunny's Surplus.  Oh, one 
last thing - make sure you can leave the tent up AT LEAST 24 hours 
to dry.

    Make your tents stay dry,    Ekaterina
Ekaterina Vladimirovna     EKATERINA@GNN.COM
      Khatun - Clan White Wing
Scourge of the fabric stores and flea markets of the world!

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