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grecamp

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really annoyed with bimini poles staining the tent
« on: July 27, 2017, 04:05:52 PM »
it is QS 8.0. I cleaned the tent inside nicely and now again horrible black stains. I even used the recommended silver polish on poles (BTW, I am originally Polish...) and that does not seem to help very much.

As much as I like the camper this is really frustrating, impossible to keep the tent clean.

Anyone came up with an idea to wrap those poles with some type of tape? I was thinking regular duct tape but am afraid that it would perhaps leak glue in heat.

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Re: really annoyed with bimini poles staining the tent
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 06:30:29 PM »
What about heat shrink tubing?

grecamp

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Re: really annoyed with bimini poles staining the tent
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 08:42:31 AM »
ensuring there is no tent material between tubing when closing the camper is a challenging game. Have you found a fool-proof way to accomplish that?

Bike tape may indeed work. Thanks for the idea.

EDIT: kill the bike tape idea. This would cost fortune.
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grecamp

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Re: really annoyed with bimini poles staining the tent
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 03:44:35 PM »
What about heat shrink tubing?

That would be great, but huge shrink tubes would be needed. It would end up costing mucho dineros

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Re: really annoyed with bimini poles staining the tent
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 08:58:20 PM »
What diameter are the poles? Could you use some of that foam pipe wrap that's slit down the side and just slip it over?

grecamp

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Re: really annoyed with bimini poles staining the tent
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 08:22:29 AM »
another good idea but I think this would add too much bulk.

I spent much time trying to learn how to better prevent the tent from getting in between the poles when taking down. Also, I wrapped the offending part of poles with cheap duct tape that has very little adhesive.