canvas waterproofing

Submitted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 07:34
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does anybody know what is best product to water proof canvas on camper.
thanks
Richard
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:18

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:18
Water!! Just open camper to expose canvas & give it a good soaking to swell stitching, let dry, pack up.
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BobWish i was still here / Gulf in July
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Reply By: tristjo - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 16:16

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 16:16
I totally agree with BJ. Just give it several good hosings with water, and you shouldn't have any trouble. I did this with my current canvas tent, and left it in some on/off rain for about a week, and it is now as tight as a drum!! The dude at the tent store said he would even stick a sprinkler inside the tent, and wet it from the inside out aswell, but i haven't plucked up the courage to try it yet!! Tristjo.
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Reply By: macca - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 16:33

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 16:33
without a doubt just keep watering it.. I hosed my camper and tent for about two weeks(Hosed, let dry check for leaks, just keep doing it) and never had any dramas. Dont go much on doing the inside but just make sure all the joints get a fair share. A lot of the products on the market create more dramas than what they are worth
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Reply By: Mich Brown - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 21:40

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 21:40
I got some stuff from the people that make the canvas Birkmire I think the name is and used that 4 years ago and the canopy on my truck is still waterproof. No drama or problems just followed the instructions on the tin
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Reply By: Bruce from Budget Signs - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 16:56

Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 16:56
gday where...
solver paints do a silcon coating for water proof canvas not sure as to the cost but is exactly what you are looking for
Regards bruceBudget Signs
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 09:44

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 09:44
Wherethe.., there are several good products. Some are noted on another recent thread - just search for "tent" or "canvas". Just be careful when choosing a product as you may succeed in making it waterproof, but at the same time you may also stop the canvas "breathing".

Try the watering trick first. Its best done when the canvas can dry fairly quickly in very warm weather.Be good, or be quick.
Rohan (Sydney)
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