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  • mgalyean commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Easy Waterproof Clothing11 days ago
    Easy Waterproof Clothing

    Not yet, but still looking at ideas. My current "solution" is some of the heavier butyl coated painters drop cloths. The label reads "Butyl II" and they are made by Trimaco. I used one for a sunshade on my boat for a year and it held up pretty well. I merely folded the edges, sewed a thick hem, and installed grommets in the hem. I draped the cloth over the boom and tied off the corners and a few grommets along the edges with shock cord. For around $19 for a 4x15 foot length I'm impressed. Minuses were the dimensions (only 2 feet on each side of the boom, so mostly useful at high noon), and dirt and bird droppings stained it fairly quickly. Now that I've proven it holds up I've bought 2 more of the same and will be stitching them together to get an 8x15 foot shade cov...

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    Not yet, but still looking at ideas. My current "solution" is some of the heavier butyl coated painters drop cloths. The label reads "Butyl II" and they are made by Trimaco. I used one for a sunshade on my boat for a year and it held up pretty well. I merely folded the edges, sewed a thick hem, and installed grommets in the hem. I draped the cloth over the boom and tied off the corners and a few grommets along the edges with shock cord. For around $19 for a 4x15 foot length I'm impressed. Minuses were the dimensions (only 2 feet on each side of the boom, so mostly useful at high noon), and dirt and bird droppings stained it fairly quickly. Now that I've proven it holds up I've bought 2 more of the same and will be stitching them together to get an 8x15 foot shade cover and will sew some caternaries into the edges to make it quieter in the wind. I'm also considering using the diluted silicone with titanium dioxide mixed in approach on the cloth side (the butyl coating is only on one side). If anything I imagine the silicone will be much more stain resistant than the fabric side of the drop cloth was. For my test over the last year I had the cloth side up, butyl side down. I figured the fabric was probably more UV resistant than the butyl but don't know this for certain. No leaks or tears and we had some very windy storms. I think the shock cords helped a lot with that.Reply

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  • mgalyean commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Easy Waterproof Clothing1 year ago
    Easy Waterproof Clothing

    The advice I was given for oilskin or tincloth was to get the heaviest weight painters cloth you can get and wash it in really hot water to tighten it up. I can't see how this advice wouldn't apply here also, but don't know for sure.

    I wonder if UV resistance could be raised by mixing in titanium dioxide powder or similar? I'm on a quest to find a homebrew alternative to Sunbrella®

    Oilskin or tincloth also require a tight weave.

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  • mgalyean commented on donedirtcheap's instructable Tincloth1 year ago
    Tincloth

    Linseed oil and flaxseed oil are basically the same product, but food-grade flaxseed oil doesn't have the drawbacks you note so I'd think would be fine for a waterskin. But it costs quite a bit more.

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  • mgalyean commented on amalkhan's instructable Water Cups Prank2 years ago
    Water Cups Prank

    One could lay a sheet of 4x8' 1/4" plywood across the top and walk carefully over it.

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  • WiFi Password Cracking Indicator for Your Router with LinkIt Smart

    Just writing "tittle" instead of "title" will likely increase traffic.

    Just writing "tittle" instead of "title" will likely increase traffic.

    I will be sure to not click on your 'ibles in the future even if the title looks interesting. Fool me once, shame on me...

    Actual Reality: Even if the owner set the SSID as "hidden", the SSID can still be read from probe and probe response packets monitored when another user connects. The BSSID can be used to filter for the probe packets and the BSSID can be had from the beacon frames that all APs send out, even if the SSID field in the beacon frame is "hidden". Security always comes through encryption, never through obscurity.

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