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Recycled Bedsheets Make The Best Waterproof Tarps

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In this video I show an easy way to make your own silicone waterproofing and use it to make fabric tarps. Overall, it is a better way to waterproof most materials than the store bought aerosol silicone waterproofing.

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It works great for projects ranging from waterproofing a shoe or apron all the way to waterproofing a tent.Watch the video from NightHawkInLight for more info:

Another great application of this project is waterproofing a backpack or any other bag. Pretty neat video on an easy way to make waterproof fabric using common hardware store bought material.

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From the video NightHawkInLight says to find the volume of your bed sheets and use 3/4 of that volume in solvent “naphtha”. Then using a ratio of 5:1 “Naphtha-Silicone” combine until the silicone is dissolved into a maple syrup consistency and soak your bed sheet in it. Hang to dry for a day and you have a waterproof fabric tarp.

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