I've never used any, but I've got a couple big tarps that I want to
cut down and I was looking for some way to re-do the edges so I could
grommet them and have the grommets stay.
Tarp tape *looks* like it should work for that-- and now I'm thinking
of making a cover for the snowblower & some other crap using the tape
to 'sew' the seams.
Anyone have any experience with this stuff? Is "Tarp Tape" the brand
Mcmaster has a ?generic? Tarp Repair Tape at a good price- anyone use
I was reading a web site where guys were pinching "shape" in poly
tarps to use as sails. They were using hot glue and finishing it off
with an iron. If you are going to be pulling on these edges, don't
forget to put a nylon cord in the folded seam behind the grommets.
If these are quality tarps, and not the blue semi-disposables, I'd
spring to have the local tent and awning company run it through their
monster sewing machine and set the grommets for you. Nothing they ain't
seen before, if they do truck/boat tarps.
As to machine covers- generally a bad idea. Makes it all cozy in there
for small animals, and promotes condensation and rust. If you don't
have garage/shed space, drive 4 stakes into the ground, and put a roof
over them. Think mini-carport.
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