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Solartex natural colour

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Hayden Brown12/08/2020 20:55:14
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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 b12/08/2020 21:04:55
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There are still a few odd colours available on the website. In different lengths.

Frank Skilbeck12/08/2020 21:12:28
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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 Lee13/08/2020 09:46:26
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5 & 10 meter 'seconds' are still available direct from the factory. Link

SR 7113/08/2020 09:59:21
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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 Stephenson13/08/2020 10:02:11
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Oratex, Oracover's version of Solartex.

Martin Harris13/08/2020 10:18:25
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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 Cotsford13/08/2020 12:27:25
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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 Marten13/08/2020 13:20:52
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Tea and coffee is a good plan or use the nylon dye that guys use to colour their props.

Rit dye

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