Mar 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm #1287067
Will Gorilla Tape stick to silnon? I just got a silnon poncho and I would like to add some tieouts so I can use it as a tarp, but I don't know how to sew. I was thinking of using 2 prices of gorilla tape on opposite sides of the poncho to put a grommet in. Will this work?
The poncho won't be my primary shelter. It would be more for having a place to eat under, so it might not get the same level of use/abuse as a shelter would.
DanMar 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm #1853185
I can't speak for sure but I think no tape will stick to silnylon. You might be able to hand stitch a couple tie outs?Mar 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm #1853287
Dan Johnson: resident gorilla tape expert
The stuff I have kind of holds…I'm not sure I would trust it as a tie out point. you mentioned grommets, could you just put one through the silnylon near the perimeter?Mar 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm #1853292
Cayenne RedmonkBPL Member
@redmonkLocale: Greater California Ecosystem
Just tie on some lines with a sheet bend ?Mar 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm #1853324
So I did a quick pull test with some gorilla tape and some 1.3oz silnylon and i couldn't even get the tape to adhere to the silnylon. I suggest learning to sew :)Mar 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm #1853338
Greg MihalikBPL Member
Search BPL: Bonding Silnylon
It's not as easy as you might believe.Mar 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm #1853345
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Take a small roundish object like a rock or a styrofoam ball. Wrap the tarp around it near the corner. Tie a cord pinching off the round object and use it as a guyline.
Or take a small patch of silnylon and glue it on with silicone diluted in mineral spirits. Do the same on the opposite side. Put a grommet through this. Experiment with silnylon first to make sure it holds and the grommet won't rip out.Mar 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm #1853419
Sam FarringtonBPL Member
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
It's not as easy as you might believe."
After swabbing and letting dry with alcohol, bond reinforcement patches to the tie out points with GE sil glue. Use a roller, and allow several days to dry. Triangular or half/quarter circle patches for the edges and corners, larger circular ones if needed for points aways from the edges, to spread out the force of the pull. For hemming, bond the patches inside the seam allowance line, and fold and hem the seam allowance over them. Then sew on the tieout tape, stitching at least two inches of tape to the patches, again to distribute force, and reseal. Do not use a bar tack stitch. For wider tape, boxes with Xs inside, or zig-zag figure 8s are good. Worked great for me without clamping. The glue is messy, so use the alcohol and lots of fresh Bounty to keep the job (and your hands!)clean.Mar 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm #1853456
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> Use a roller, and allow several days to dry.
In fact, allow at least 3 full days. Yes, the curing does take that long.
> spread out the force of the pull.
Take this seriously. Little bits of tape bar-tacked on the edge are a farce.
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