Saturday, August 28

close one...


Been sitting on this idea for months. Somehow wanted to line/cover the bottom of a canvas bag so it is more rugged/waterproof. Wanted to use some kind of truckbed/rhinoliner/herculiner or similar. Truth is it works for impact resistance on flat surfaces but cracks when flexed. See my test material below. Not suitable for this application. [so you're posting about stuff you haven't done now?? -ed.] At the last minute I held off... Not even going the waxed cotton route. Keeping as is. Close one...

4 comments:

Tom said...

Try This
Coat area you want with Wallpaper sizing.

Mix 2 parts black latex paint( either flat or semi gloss) with 1 part boiled linseed oil.

Add Japan dryer to help dry.

Paint on area that was coated with the sizing.

can do a couple coats and will take a few days to dry.

Recipe from the 1800's and works perfect.

james at 10engines said...

@tom just found this book "the amercia frugal housewife" that is jammed w/ all kind of crazy recipes/tips that require limestone/saltpeter/linseed etc.

Mike said...

I spy Highlife in foreground of top pic.

don guss said...

I'd do a simple Scotch Guard spray.