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    New canvas.

    I recently used my swag for the first time. It was like sleeping between two sheets of three ply. Is there a trick or secret to making the canvas compliant? Something I can treat it with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    I recently used my swag for the first time. It was like sleeping between two sheets of three ply. Is there a trick or secret to making the canvas compliant? Something I can treat it with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
    EP 85-140
    Thanks mate, you're a great help. I expected someone to suggest an acid of some sort.
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    As far as I am aware Like new boots only wear and age will soften up the canvass on a new swag unfortunately.
    I have been using domed swags for the last few years so being new isn't a drama with these But I have bought a new standard swag to use on my boat so I will be watching this thread with interest in case there IS a way to soften them up
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    As far as I am aware Like new boots only wear and age will soften up the canvass on a new swag unfortunately.
    I have been using domed swags for the last few years so being new isn't a drama with these But I have bought a new standard swag to use on my boat so I will be watching this thread with interest in case there IS a way to soften them up
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    I'm not going to live that long.
    I have been saying that for years and yet here I am still
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Thanks mate, you're a great help. I expected someone to suggest an acid of some sort.
    I would have thought an old gear jammer of your age and experience would soak it in diesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbjorn View Post
    I would have thought an old gear jammer of your age and experience would soak it in diesel.
    That doesn't make it softer, it just stinks out a day cab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    I recently used my swag for the first time. It was like sleeping between two sheets of three ply. Is there a trick or secret to making the canvas compliant? Something I can treat it with?
    Mate threw his in a cement mixer (with water) for a few hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donh54 View Post
    Mate threw his in a cement mixer (with water) for a few hours.
    That would most likely soften the canvass up But I also imagine that it would leak like a sieve as well
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