Re: [Hammock Camping] thompson's water seal
- Nikwax makes a product called Map Proof that works good on paper maps.
It's under equipment care at the bottom of the page.
> Has anyone used it on nylon products or on maps. Did it work? How long
> did it last? Was it waterproof or water resistant? Thanks.
> Hi Scott,using
> I tried printing a map with a color jet on standard paper and then
> WaterSeal. It made the water bead up, but the paper did get wetafter
> letting the water sit on it for a while. I decided it was not goodcockpit.
> enough for kayak maps held by a bungee cord in front of the
> It was better than nothing for hiking, and nearly free. Scotchguard
> might work too.Rick,
I used a color jet printer to make maps for kayaking. I then
laminated them using a cold laminator. Water still seeped in the
edges - I used 8 x 11 paper and that's the size of the cold
lamination. Perhaps if I trimmed them more, the seal might be
Now I laminate the maps and use a Sealline map case. It leaves the
map visible on both sides and doesn't allow any water to enter. It
would definitely keep a map dry while hiking.
- I've used the adventure paper that National Geographics makes with a
color ink jet printer. Let the map dry thoroughly, takes a few
minutes, and then the whole thing is waterproof. You can print on
both sides of the paper. I love it! It's a bit pricey, but if
you're going to be in the wet, it's invaluable.
> Now I laminate the maps and use a Sealline map case. It leaves the
> map visible on both sides and doesn't allow any water to enter. It
> would definitely keep a map dry while hiking.