advice on silnylon
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Craig Price
(skeets) - MLife

Locale: Melbourne, Australia
advice on silnylon on 07/24/2009 00:56:14 MDT Print View

advice appreciated please: I want to dim the color of the front pockets on an aarn pack - being bright orange, not so good for hiding from sensitive trout.

The pack & pockets are silnylon. If I use a permanent texta to color them into neutral shade (e.g olive), what will the texta do the silnylon? Will it will affect the silicon treatment (probably)? More of a concern, will it damage the nylon?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
advice on silnylon on 07/24/2009 06:22:11 MDT Print View

If by texta you are talking about dyeing them. I don't think it will stick to the fabric at all.

Lori Pontious
(lori999) - M

Locale: Central Valley
alternative on 07/24/2009 06:59:35 MDT Print View

Might just get a drab colored pack cover... will save you some trouble. Or velcro/sew some other color over the pockets?

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Dyeing silnylon on 07/24/2009 07:28:10 MDT Print View

You could try making up a runnier seam-sealing mix, and add some dye to the mix. If it works, the pockets will also be waterproof.

I'd try it on a bit of scrap silnylon first.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
brown silicone caulk on 07/24/2009 08:09:51 MDT Print View

Thin down some brown silicone caulk with low odor mineral spirits. Paint it on with stiff bristle brush in a cross hatched pattern of choice. Make it look edible and have the fish be attracted to your pockets. heh heh

do as suggested, try your product on a piece of scrap material for testing.

Edited by zelph on 07/24/2009 08:10:30 MDT.