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One user in Greece said it is the same as "White Spirits", and another from an unknown locations said the following:The only other name I have found for Mineral Spirits is "Stoddard Solvent" named after one of the inventors.You now know as much as I do on the subject.Good Luck on the science experiment.
A friend said he used it in a weed sprayer that you pump up for a continuous spray.He never mentioned whether or not the sprayer was usable afterwards.Give it a try, but I think you would still need to work it into the fabric to get the best results.Keep us posted on your results.
May I ask if we can place the mixture on a spray bottle?
Is there any alternative for mineral spirits though? Because in my place it is so hard to find a mineral spirits. My groupmates were planning to use this on our Science project.
Nah Not at all! Just found this website and absolutely love it! I happen to have a 37 yr old son that has an extremely high IQ but has a learning difference. Very successful guy but learns mostly from hearing or watching...not reading.
Gee, for 2 years nobody was 'offended'.Was that an attempt at playing the victim card?
That wasn't very nice. Some may have learning differences and only learn by watching. Has nothing to do with ignorance. :(
Just leaving an option for other readers.I also tapered a hollow aluminum arrow shaft (aluminium for the Brits).Both ends are solid for the head and nock strength. The tubes aren't threaded though.
A good furnace filter to keep the dust and bugs out would be a good addition.
Too bad the Mule Skinners hauling ore and freight didn't have paracord.
I used the photo album extender posts from Hobby Lobby. That way if you need it longer, just screw another section on.I had a dril press and did the same thing to sharpen the threaded end and the back end is threaded for screwing the paracord into it.For polishing the point, I used various sizes of steel wool until there were no rough spots and polished enough to slide easily.Great Instructable!
An excellent book on all things solar is:"Solarizing your Present Home"Edited by Joe Carter.My copy is dated 1981 - Rodale Press.Might take some searching but well worth the investment.
Not to detract from all the similar projects on Instructables, but the 'wheel' was invented, refined, redefined, rebuilt, re....With all the new materials and technology, this book will help the whiz kids and DIY types to begin with a known design and updating/Improving and resetting the bar.THIS Instructable is a great adaptation of a proven design.Including indices, the Solarizing Your Present Home is 669 pages and no 'irrelevant' pages.
Awesome! One question: Do you think this would work on a motorcycle polyester 600d jacket? Would it wear off quickly? Can I reapply in the future?
Awesome, thank you very much.BTW the original fabric has no existing waterproofing.
Good to know, thanks a lot!!!
It should not harm the material. Mix it thin to get it between the threads and whereever possible use a squeegee to force it as deep as you can.The only downside may be the existing waterproofing used in the manufacture of the jacket.It is silicon rubber like coating, and if forced between the threads it should never 'need' recoated unless there are spots that need touched up because of missed ares that didn't get an adequate coat on the first try.
An added word of caution.Gasoline will soften it over time. If it gets splashed. use a good soap and water to get rid of the gas.Most gas station hand soaps will do the trick.It's not an immediate softening, usually a day or two to notice on a big spill,
I had a camp trailer with a mouse problem.After smoking them out with cedar smouldering at one end and a computer case fan pushing out the other end, I stuffed steel wool into some spray foam then sealed it with more spray foam.No more mice, but plenty of chew marks until I put a small piece of galvanized duct over it.
Caulk is about $5/rube and mineral spirits are about $15/gallon
I want to waterproof 3 new pairs of Nike Air Max shoes, but am really concerned now that I read that Mineral Spirits is not kind to all materials.... How do I find out if it is safe to use on these $225 a pair shoes?
I think that it is inadvisable to use the chemicals on anything that your baby would come in contact with. A bib is made for food spills and is often used to wipe the baby's face, mouth. Plus there are many waterproof bibs that could be used instead.
I have boys that play baseball and I'm so over the red Ga clay and dirt on white pants I am wondering if I use this on their baseball pants if it would not only be waterproof but dirt and clay proof as well ?
Is this product safe to use on fabric used to make kids bibs?
Yes it will be tinted a blueish white. I'm going to spray a compression shirt and I want to resemble skin. After I get a solid base coat I was going to go back with the airbrush for details.
I was wondering if this could be thinned enough to run through a spray gun? I know you can make Silicone paints for airbrushing using the same method and tinting with acrylic paints but I was hoping to do this with a HVLP sprayer. What do you think?
my buddy and I took a bike trip to Florida back in 2012. He had a military surplus dufflebag he put all his stuff in. It rained. All his clothes got wet. While in Florida we did this process... a little too thick on the silicone side, but it stayed on. Six years later... just took another 8 hour bike trip through rainy weather on the steed and not a single garment got wet. Left the bag out in the downpour while eating and everything was still dry. He never reapplied the mix either. this stuff is for reals!I was about to buy some new leather saddlebags until I remembered this trick. I'm gonna go with the much cheaper canvas option. Came looking for mix measurements. We'll see how right you are about that! :)
How much did you spend on this all together?
Okay, so I want to use this for a science fair project. If I make the 'spray' the night before will it still last for the day after or not? Will it evaporate or still work for the next day?
Does fabric treated this way still breathe / allow air to pass through it?
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