Rain and Domke bags


fourfivesix

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 14:14
Does anyone know what would be the best product to use to weather seal a canvas Domke bag? Thanks in advance

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Chrism8

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 14:32
Try a Camping shop, tents are canvas and there's spraycans of stuff to re-seal tents
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redbusa99

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 15:44
i believe it is called Fabsil
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vic cross

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 17:24
Try and find a shop that sells Silicon spray then spray and rub in at the same time. Try a machine shop like Cromwells if they still exist.
There should be some kind of shop in Sheffield that sells small tools and machinery. It's neutral water proofer and lubricant. I have used it on leather, canvas, and cotton. No problem.

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smc

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 17:27
I use a Domke Sat700 with camera insert. It is very water resistant even without any treatment. I have used te bag in torrential rain in New York and India.

macabee

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 17:47
Any silicone based proofing agent would probably work, as this would enable the water to initially run off the fabric.

However with prolonged exposure to water you would find that the canvas fibres would swell, in all likelyhood water would start to get in.

IMHO your best bet would be a waterproof nylon cover with sealed seams you can make one up quite easily

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fourfivesix

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 20:08
smc wrote:
I use a Domke Sat700 with camera insert. It is very water resistant even without any treatment. I have used te bag in torrential rain in New York and India.

It's quite an old bag which belonged to my uncle, I just don't quite trust it in the rain
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fourfivesix

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 20:10
vic cross wrote:
Try and find a shop that sells Silicon spray then spray and rub in at the same time. Try a machine shop like Cromwells if they still exist.
There should be some kind of shop in Sheffield that sells small tools and machinery. It's neutral water proofer and lubricant. I have used it on leather, canvas, and cotton. No problem.

CHEERS Vic.

Thanks I think I'm going to try the camping shop for something that waterproof tents.
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Stuey

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 20:26
Fabsil is something I have grown up with spending holidays under canvas in Wales - fantastic stuff - works quite well on yer boots in an emergency as well
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fourfivesix

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 20:45
Stuey wrote:
Fabsil is something I have grown up with spending holidays under canvas in Wales - fantastic stuff - works quite well on yer boots in an emergency as well

Do you know if it will change the appearance of the canvas?

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Stuey

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 21:16
It can do - generally it goes darker but you have to use more on the seems anyway and they end up darker - otherwise it is down to how good you are at applying it evenly

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vic cross

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 09:23
Just looking at the name "Fabsil" the (SIL) bit makes me think it might be Silicon based.
I'll email my son who owns a camping store and ask if he sells it.
You could try him yourself?
At the risk of being banned. Try www.thetentfactory.co.uk
I know I shouldn't advertise and I'm the first to point it out when rogue traders come on the site but I'm only trying to help out a fellow Pentaxian.
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vic cross

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 09:47
I've just had a reply from my son and he says what he sells is stormproofing which is better than Fabsil as it has smaller molicules.
I'm now waiting for the name of the product and the cost of the smallest amount he sells.
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Mannesty

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 10:17
Is it perhaps time for you to look at buying a bag that has weather proofing built-in?
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johnriley

Link Posted 17/03/2013 - 10:22
Just buy a new bag. Any chemicals you use could potentially damage the lenses and/or camera, just in the same way that varnishes do when kit is stored in cupboards and drawers. There are chemicals in so many things, and they are volatile.
Best regards, John
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