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Reginald Donaldson
(worth) - MLife

Locale: Wind River Range
Waterproofing Maps on 05/17/2007 21:35:58 MDT Print View

Ryan said from another post:

I like the Rite in the Rain paper for writing, but for map printing, it's expensive and heavy. So, I like regular copy paper: cheap and light. When I'm done printing, I usually go one step further, hang the maps from a clothesline, and spray them with Rain-X or Scotchguard.

I have always used Thompson's Water Seal on my photocopied maps. One negative is that they can become translucent. Does Rain-X or Scotchguard do the same? What do you use?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Waterproofing Maps on 05/18/2007 07:30:07 MDT Print View

I like using clear contact paper from Ace Hardware. Slap that on, reinforce corners with tape, roll it up and stick it in my front pocket.

Edited by jshann on 05/18/2007 07:30:59 MDT.

Einstein X
(EinsteinX) - F

Locale: The Netherlands
Re: Waterproofing Maps on 05/18/2007 11:22:29 MDT Print View


Nikwax makes a product for map proofing:

map proof