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Drilling through canvas?

Old 07-03-2009, 12:45 PM
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Default Drilling through canvas?

I have a T-top with a canvas top and need to mount the VHF radio antennae.Can anyone help me with the trick of drilling through the canvas so it doesn't rip/fray/snag/etc.?Thanks.
Old 07-03-2009, 12:49 PM
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soldering iron - burn thru it....then mini bead of 4200 around hole when mounting
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Very nice. Thought I'd get a little jump on it before the wiring guru gets here. Thanks for the answer.
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I always painted the area with 5 min epoxy and never had it unravle...

Old 07-03-2009, 02:06 PM
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I have always used the soldering iron trick with what ever type of sealant use perfer to use.
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Soldering iron, than epoxy around the hole and an inox eyelet.
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I use a piece of wood with a nail in it. Cut off the head of the nail and sharpen the end; heat over a propane torch until red hot - then poke thru the fabric and massage the hot nail around the inside of the hole to seal it.

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