|Hayden Brown||12/08/2020 20:55:14|
|11 forum posts|
I was told Solartex is no longer manufactured. Might be old news but new to me.
Is there an equivalent surface finish in another product?
|kevin b||12/08/2020 21:04:55|
1895 forum posts
There are still a few odd colours available on the website. In different lengths.
|Frank Skilbeck||12/08/2020 21:12:28|
4814 forum posts
Oratex do a natural colour and Diacov (from Sarik Hobbies) only comes in natural. Not sure how close a colour match either would be to Solartex Natural.
|John Lee||13/08/2020 09:46:26|
|792 forum posts|
5 & 10 meter 'seconds' are still available direct from the factory. Link
|SR 71||13/08/2020 09:59:21|
463 forum posts
Ihave 2/3 rolls of natural Solartex along wit other gear that could be up for sale soon as im giving up the hobby, i dont like all the regulations that go with in this country
|Andy Stephenson||13/08/2020 10:02:11|
|221 forum posts|
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Oratex, Oracover's version of Solartex.
|Martin Harris||13/08/2020 10:18:25|
9501 forum posts
Apart from Frank?
How about a return to doped fabric? Very scale - and a wonderful aroma as well!
It might be worth experimenting with dyed fabric if you want that "antique" colour - I wonder if you could use something like tea for example?
Edited By Martin Harris on 13/08/2020 10:20:33
|Bob Cotsford||13/08/2020 12:27:25|
8746 forum posts
Yes, tea and coffee were popular as dyes back when doped nylon was the only choice. Just be careful you don't end up with a tie dyed finish!
|Doc Marten||13/08/2020 13:20:52|
|729 forum posts|
Tea and coffee is a good plan or use the nylon dye that guys use to colour their props.
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