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Getting the canvas colour back?



 
 
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Old August 5th 03, 01:44 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
Goofy
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Default Getting the canvas colour back?

Anyone used a product that restores the colour of faded canvas?
Our Conway camper (green) has faded on the roof panels, and we'd like to
find out if there's something we can bring the colour back with.
Either a dye or re-conditioner with built-in water proofing maybe?


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Old August 6th 03, 01:37 AM posted to uk.rec.camping
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"Goofy" wrote in message
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Anyone used a product that restores the colour of faded canvas?
Our Conway camper (green) has faded on the roof panels, and we'd like to
find out if there's something we can bring the colour back with.
Either a dye or re-conditioner with built-in water proofing maybe?



If the camper is all one colour then you might be successful, if its more
than one colour (ie. sides/top different) then I would strongly suggest
DON'T. The reason being that the colour will migrate at seam edges onto the
other (lighter) colour and will look awful. There are several reproofer/dye
products on the market. Your usual outdoor/camping stockist should be able
to provide.

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Old August 6th 03, 09:28 AM posted to uk.rec.camping
Goofy
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Default Getting the canvas colour back?

Thanks Paul (and others) - I'll look into it.

Paul - can you recommend any sites near us (we're from nr Hinckley) ~
ideally with facilities / pet friendly / swimming pool woud be nice! etc...

Locally there's the "Bosworth Water Trust" at Market Bosworth (gets very
busy), but we're looking for other sites.

"Paul King" wrote in message
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"Goofy" wrote in message
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Anyone used a product that restores the colour of faded canvas?
Our Conway camper (green) has faded on the roof panels, and we'd like to
find out if there's something we can bring the colour back with.
Either a dye or re-conditioner with built-in water proofing maybe?



If the camper is all one colour then you might be successful, if its more
than one colour (ie. sides/top different) then I would strongly suggest
DON'T. The reason being that the colour will migrate at seam edges onto

the
other (lighter) colour and will look awful. There are several

reproofer/dye
products on the market. Your usual outdoor/camping stockist should be able
to provide.

Paul
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Old August 6th 03, 08:10 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
Goofy
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Default Getting the canvas colour back?

Thanks! - think I'll leave it...
Not sure about leaks as it's new to us.

I'll feel a bit more smug now I know I don't look like a camping noob!

"kqr" wrote in message
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lol - but our Conway is from 1985!


"Street cred"??? - don't understand how faded looks generate street cred!


It means you are not obviously a sprog!!
There are dyes that can be bought - specialist
but the cost and method of doing what you want
mean that it is essentially a waste of time and
money. If it's waterproof live with it or buy a
new one and watch that fade.



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Old August 6th 03, 08:18 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
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If the camper is all one colour then you might be successful, if its more
than one colour (ie. sides/top different) then I would strongly suggest
DON'T. The reason being that the colour will migrate at seam edges onto

the
other (lighter) colour and will look awful. There are several

reproofer/dye
products on the market. Your usual outdoor/camping stockist should be able
to provide.

Paul
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You used to be able to buy Mesowax, made by Grangers. It was available in
various colours and its use was on older cotton canvas. However, its not
available any more, but you may find a small outlet who still has some
stock.

Jaybee


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Old August 6th 03, 09:17 PM posted to uk.rec.camping
Paul King
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Default Getting the canvas colour back?

"Goofy" wrote in message
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Thanks Paul (and others) - I'll look into it.

Paul - can you recommend any sites near us (we're from nr Hinckley) ~
ideally with facilities / pet friendly / swimming pool woud be nice!

etc...

Locally there's the "Bosworth Water Trust" at Market Bosworth (gets very
busy), but we're looking for other sites.


You could try Billing Aquadrome, but the best advice is to invest 5.50 and
buy a copy of "Cade's Camping Touring and Motor Caravan Site Guide 2003".
You don't need to buy a new one each year, just use it as a reference. I
keep mine for 6-7 years before buying a new one (it usually falls to bits by
then).

HTH,
Paul

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Old August 16th 03, 12:25 AM posted to uk.rec.camping
Goofy
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Default Getting the canvas colour back?

Thanks Neil - will do next time I'm over Nuneaton way.

"HN" wrote in message
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On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:44:19 +0100, "Goofy"
wrote:

Anyone used a product that restores the colour of faded canvas?
Our Conway camper (green) has faded on the roof panels, and we'd like to
find out if there's something we can bring the colour back with.
Either a dye or re-conditioner with built-in water proofing maybe?

You could ask at Jacksons of Old Arley, they're not a million miles
away from you, and I've always found them very helpful.

Neil



 



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