Re: [Hammock Camping] Re: Sealing Nylon
- I think everybody is punning, BUT just in case.
Mineral spirits is a petroleum hydrocarbon solvent and is the first cousin
of dry cleaning fluid. It is very toxic, and should not be confused with
bourbon, which is only mildly toxic.
DO NOT DRINK MINERAL SPIRITS.
Do not drink bourbon, sipping is the correct technique.
- Laissez les bon temps rouller!
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@y...>
> > --- In email@example.com, "uluheman" <UluheMan@h...>
> > wrote:
> > > I've used a mixture of silicone sealant (clear) and mineral
> > > (NOT fuel!) for years to seal seams on tents, tarps, etc. I
> > a
> > > quarter cup or so of sealant into a jar (later to be disposed
> > > add a bit of spirits, and then mix slowly with a stick. When it
> > gets
> > > pretty well blended, then I add more spirits and mix again.
> > > Eventually, it gets to the consistency of Elmer's glue. I then
> > paint
> > > the mixture onto the seams with a narrow disposable brush,
> > it
> > > in well. It takes a few hours to dry. It's best to apply onto a
> > taut
> > > surface, i.e., a tent or tarp that is set up as it will be used
> > > the field.
> > >
> > > Brandon in Honolulu
> > >
> > I did the exact same thing, until I discovered that if I used an
> > empty jelly jar, salsa jar, etc that had a good tight lid... then,
> > instead of stirring, I could just shake the jar for a minute or so
> > and get a good mixture.
> > Youngblood
> I tried mixing sil sealant with denatured alcohol and it did not
> work! I often wondered where the expression "tie one on" came from.
> Must have been an ancient hammock hanger that drank his solution of
> seam sealer and bourbon instead of putting it on his tent.
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