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DANIEL LIM
(girotrekker)

Locale: Northern California
how to get rid of silnyon wrinkles. on 01/30/2012 17:41:31 MST Print View

I made a winter tarp for my hammock. I stuffed the tarp in a sack and when I got to camp and pulled it out, the tarp was all wrinkled. Is there a way to un-wrinkle silnylon?
a wrinkled winter tarp

Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Botox on 01/30/2012 17:54:50 MST Print View

Just don't poke a hole in the tarp with the needle.

Paul Gibson
(pgibson) - F

Locale: SW Idaho
Re: how to get rid of silnyon wrinkles. on 01/30/2012 17:54:58 MST Print View

You can iron it on a very and I mean very low setting but it will be wrinkled again the next time you pack it. Fabrics wrinkle when you pack them, has no affect on the use though.

DANIEL LIM
(girotrekker)

Locale: Northern California
how about snakeskins. on 01/30/2012 19:44:55 MST Print View

Let's say I iron it, should I store it in snake skins to limit the wrinkling?

Kronos Master of Fate
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: how about snakeskins. on 01/30/2012 19:53:32 MST Print View

Don't sweat the wrinkles. Snakeskins might help a little. But, really?

Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
silnyon wrinkles on 01/30/2012 20:08:14 MST Print View

When silnylon is folder and rolled, it loses its wrinkles.
If left hanging on a line, the wrinkles remain.
Don't ask me why - maybe someone can explain it.

Ultra Magnus
(Ultra_Magnus) - F
a taut pitch on 01/31/2012 09:06:27 MST Print View

I've found a taut pitch to be more than adequate to smooth out the wrinkles...

BM