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    Default Tarp dying/sharpie?

    Hey guys. So i've got this awesome MLD cuben trailstar that I absolutly love. However, i have been getting rather tired of the bland white color. I was wondering if any of you have ever tried dying or drawing sharpie on cuben, or what your thoughts on the idea. Would love to make some sort of super colorful art on it. Seems like sharpie would be easiest and be more detailed, but I worry about the durability .

    On a side note have you seen this super awesome YAMA tarptent? This design is awesome!!

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    That's different... a Starry Night Trail Star. I find it creatively energizing. I like the non redundant topic. That's one cool Trail Star. Indelible Sharpies on cuben, huh? I'm awaiting comments...maybe from one eared artists.

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    Imagine showing up with that at a ALDHA gathering? Best in shelter category goes to Starry Night.

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    This is the canvas that I am working with... and the adorable dog that lives there!

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    While it would certainly look interesting, my first thought was how would it look faded after the sun gets ahold of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miner View Post
    While it would certainly look interesting, my first thought was how would it look faded after the sun gets ahold of it.
    That can be explained as morning is nearing.

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    Try on an obscure corner first.
    Educated guess: The Sharpie ink may flake off the slick cuben stuff.
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    I know this is regular fabric..... but regular sharpies don't do well on standard fabrics
    If they don't work well in a test, maybe try those laundry sharpies

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    Quote Originally Posted by blw2 View Post
    I know this is regular fabric..... but regular sharpies don't do well on standard fabrics
    If they don't work well in a test, maybe try those laundry sharpies
    Interesting, I haven't heard of those before. Says it can withstand the washing machine. I bet it could hold up. Too bad they don't make them in colors!

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    The problem with Cuban is a total lack of fibers or "tooth" for the ink to bind with.
    TEST FIRST!
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    You're right, certainly looks like Picasso's Starry Night
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeBill View Post
    You're right, certainly looks like Picasso's Starry Night
    ... except painted by van Gogh, of course.

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    I can't believe that by now someone hasn't chimed in that has at least tried to mark their name on some cuben gear with a sharpie. I know that's just about the first thing I'll do when I get my first piece of cuben gear...figure out how to put my name on it
    ......I guess that comes form having young kids and so we put names on almost everything that can be confused with someone else's stuff when out and about....

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    Try on a smaller piece of cuben repair tape?


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    Sharpies mark on cuben just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeBill View Post
    You're right, certainly looks like Picasso's Starry Night
    ooooppps. my bad. i was under strong medication at the time.
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    Regardless, that's a lot of surface area to cover with a Sharpie! Hope you have some serious time to kill. Draw on the inside while waiting out rain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    Regardless, that's a lot of surface area to cover with a Sharpie! Hope you have some serious time to kill. Draw on the inside while waiting out rain?
    That could be a great long-term project. Add a small drawing here and there to commemorate places, milestones, and moments on your hikes, have other hikers from your trail family autograph or sketch on it, keep a running list of campsites or trails hiked. Pretty soon it will be infused with memories and style.
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    I'm thinking that a thick Sharpie could be used to make some cool tree limb camo on my Duplex.

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    A few years back there was a hiker/artists? here who started a thread stating (she I believe) had come up with a way to dye sill-nylon (iirc) and was planning on making custom designed pack covers and other goodies. I looked for the thread once but couldn't find ...it's around here somewhere.

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