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Old 06-10-2013, 12:29 PM
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Finishing Edges on Silnylon

I am working on the Bilgy tarptent and am wondering about edge finishing techniques on silnylon. The directions indicate a single folded seam that is stitched 1/2" and 1/4" from the folded edge. This leave a raw edge exposed. I didn't use a hot knife, but it doesn't seem like this fabric frays easily.

I was wondering if anybody has experience with leaving the raw edge of the silnylon semi-exposed like this? I was considering folding the raw edge into the hem or doing NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:20 PM
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you might consider a bit of silicon daubing on the exposed edge to lock everything in. granted still NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:13 AM
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Ah, that is a good idea! I will need to seal most of the seams anyway so I may as well cover the ra NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:19 AM
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Is heat sealing with a candle flame worth considering, it may be a faff and you would need to be ca NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:26 PM
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I think I've seen where silnylon is fairly flammable. I recall seeing a demonstration somewhere on NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:35 AM
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The only sensible way may well be to make your cuts using a hot knife.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:03 PM
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Thanks for your thoughts. I already finished my tent and had already made the cuts and started asse NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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