Snake skins for a buck!

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Snake skins for a buck!

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Post by bobamos » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:36 pm

Has anyone seen this video? He takes a loofah purchased for $1 and turns it into a skin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_6oF125dWo


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Post by sarge » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:30 pm

Yah, that's an idea that's been around a while and keeps getting "discovered." That doesn't make it a bad idea, just not a new one. You do have to be careful which ones to get. After the first time I heard about it, I went to the dollar store and got one. Apparently the Chinese factory supplying that store isn't as generous with material as some of the others---turned out to be about 4 foot long---
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Post by brianb2 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:56 pm

I tried it because I thought it was an insanely clever idea. Problem was, the plastic is a bit too fragile. I think you'd end up replacing it every third or fourth trip. Give it a shot though, it's a neat idea.

From trying this out I did discover that I prefer one long snakeskin as opposed to the traditional two. Been using the single snakeskin for over a year now for all my tarps, can't see ever switching. Good luck
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Post by bobamos » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:03 am

Brian, I too have a single snake skin for my Hennessy and love it. Seems like it would be easier to deal with than the two piece.

Like you, I got one of these loofahs as it just seemed such an odd thing. Had to see if it will work on the spare tarp we have. Couldn't go wrong for a buck..
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Post by gmcpcs » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:45 pm

+1 on trying this out; I didn't get very far before the whole thing ripped. If you have a very lightweight tarp, and are careful, I think it would work. Also, better materials on the loofah. (high end more $?)

Have fun with it :-)
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Post by Polkster13 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:27 pm

Just tried it out tonight using one we had lying around the house. Worked like a charm. My wife is going to sew channels in the ends so I can put draw cords on each end. It may have been an old idea, but it was new to me and a great way for me to get quick skins for my tarp.

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