I took over SWMBO's Singer last week and made an equipment cover for my wire
welder. The cover is basically a rectangle with the bottom missing. I used
ripstop nylon I got on sale at the local fabric shop. They told me the
material was waterproof. It's not. It's not even water resistant.
Believing the hype, I left the welder outside on the deck, where I was
fabricating new railings. Of course, it rained. I took the cover off and
found water standing on the shelves of the cart.
I went to the local Bass Pro, picked up some silicone spray used for tents.
The directions said put on two coats four hours apart. This time, I put the
cover over a lawn chair just before it rained again. I still had water
under the cover.
Is there an application, hopefully in a spray can, that has been shown to be
useful as a waterproofer for fabric? That won't leave an oily residue?
- posted 14 years ago