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Looking for tarp

Postby Lee-star » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:49 am

Hi all, I'm looking for a place in Reno that sells large pieces of heavy duty, preferably silver, tarp to go over a few vehicles. I'm coming from London so don't have lots of time to roam around. Any tips?
Thanks and see you on the playa.
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Postby MoonSplash » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:49 am

Not sure where you can find one that is so large that it will fit over several cars, but you can buy fairly large silver tarps at Home Depot, and then use rope or really strong zipties to connect them using the grommets located along the edge of the tarps. This could be a back-up plan.

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Postby junglesmacks » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:54 am

HARBOR FREIGHT.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/harbor-freight-tools-reno

Straight up. All sizes in stock, I just called them for you. Cheapest around. Check the website:

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsea ... lver+tarps
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Postby teardropper » Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:13 pm

Why do you want to put a tarp over your cars? You think the dust won't get in?

If you tarp them, be sure to get lots of rope. And a tarp for each vehicle and wrap them like Gulliver.

But seriously, why do you want to tarp them?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:36 pm

Think Christo, not Gulliver.
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Postby Antranik » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:20 pm

I too would like to know what the tarp is for.

walmart sells a 60x40 foot tarp.
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Postby Elliot » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:28 pm

WARNING:
If you are thinking of protecting the cars from the elements with this tarp... FORGET IT! The Playa is a very windy place and the tarp will quite likely rub the paint right off the cars in spots.
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Postby Antranik » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:39 pm

Yeah, it becomes a god damn parachute once it catches air all the grommets and connections are going to be stressed like insane, and one will break, adding pressure to the others, then the others will start snapping one by one... and if that giant tarp goes flying it can be very dangerous.
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