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Re: Canvas shopping experience.
By:Bill Price
Date: 7/3/2001, 12:55 am
In Response To: Canvas shopping experience. (Tony)

: When I asked the fibric store for cotton cavas to build a yak, the lady gave
: me this horrify look on her face. She went to talk to the manager and come
: back later. She refused to sell anything to me that day.

ROTFL!!! Good thing Shawn B. wasn't there asking about material for a PFD. They'd have you guys in the loony bin :-)

I'd agree with the Levis comment above, but have never tried anything lighter like that. Shoe canvas sounds reasonable. I wouldn't think coloring would have any effect. In fact a dye job on the canvas yourself might be nice. Treated fabrics (i.e. anti stain treatment or such) could possibly be troublesome, but I wouldn't think that would be found on canvas. You could always get a scrap and test it with urethanes, epoxy, etc.


Messages In This Thread

Local Canvas Covering
Rick -- 6/30/2001, 6:12 pm
Canvas shopping experience.
Tony -- 7/2/2001, 12:36 pm
Re: Canvas shopping experience.
Bill Price -- 7/3/2001, 12:55 am
Re: Cotton canvas coating question?
Tony -- 7/3/2001, 12:53 pm
Re: Local Canvas Covering
Roger Tulk -- 7/2/2001, 10:49 am
Re: Local Canvas Covering
stephen -- 7/1/2001, 10:43 am
Re: Local Canvas Covering
Roger Nuffer -- 7/1/2001, 3:22 am
Re: Local Canvas Covering
Rehd -- 6/30/2001, 9:05 pm