Ballistic Nylon on SOF

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Ballistic Nylon on SOF

Postby Peter&Ro » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:46 pm

Hi everybody
I seem to be having a bit of a problem with the Ballistic nylon I can ge ti nice and tight heat gun or out in the sun about 27c. Its like a drum but as soon as the temperature drops down to about 23C it goes slightly slack Can it be tightened even more once it has been shrunk.

Cheers Peter

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Re: Ballistic Nylon on SOF

Postby allan » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:43 am

Unlike polyester, nylon needs to be sewn on so that it is quite tight. Heat shrinking has a limited effect.
The tendency to relax when cold and wet reduces over time.


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