Tent Poles - Conditioning

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Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby Derek Bullock » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:10 pm

I started to do a search as I recall this subject coming up once before but it just brought up too many entries.

The poles on my camper are the ordinary old galvanised ones and are starting to look a little tatty as the last few trips have been in the rain and they have been put away wet. Some of them have a powdery coating on them that comes off all over the canvas and looks crappy.

There was a good thread back a ways where people discussed ways of protecting your poles.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby mr_grumble » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:21 pm

I regularly give mine a rub down with a product called LANOTEC, essentially Lanolin.
Keeps everything lubricated and everything still has it's 'like new' shine.

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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby Derek Bullock » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:29 pm

mr_grumble wrote:I regularly give mine a rub down with a product called LANOTEC, essentially Lanolin.
Keeps everything lubricated and everything still has it's 'like new' shine.

Steve


That's the stuff I recall from the other thread I mentioned. Thanks for that.


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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby TBF » Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:43 pm

Thanks from me too Mr Grumble..
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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby double_d » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:20 pm

doesnt that stuff stink
i think i have used it before
i cant remember if it was that actually that stank lol
maybe that smelled like wd40
i dont know what im going on about really
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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby mr_grumble » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:06 pm

Granted, it aint like conditioning the poles with vanilla or anything ;)
But I don't find it too intrusive. I also use it to oil timber decking around the BBQ and haven't noticed any residual smell apart from the odd burnt T-Bone :roll:
I don't regard the smell of Lanotec to be any more noticable then that of WD40, being a more natural base (ie Lanolin - sheep), I think I'd prefer the Lanotech odour over that of a peterolium by-product.
Besides, I hear the odour of the Lanotec is favoured by our counterparts on the other side of the Tasman :armsup

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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby amanda » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:12 am

This may be a dumb question - but where do you buy it? My poles could do with a bit of TLC.
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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby mr_grumble » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:32 am

Thinking back, I'm pretty sure I picked it up rom Bunnings, there's a pretty big range in the Lanotec products.
If not, I'm sure other manufactures use Lanolin as a base, so there ought to be something on the shelf that is similar.

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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby amanda » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:51 pm

Thanks - I'll try Bunnings on Saturday morning (it seems I'm at Bunnings every Saturday morning).
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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby mr_grumble » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:53 pm

Thats the way they like it ;)
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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby amanda » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:42 pm

I won a $150 Bunnings voucher at a recent function, so I don't mind going this Saturday.
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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:54 pm

I like a trip to Bunnings at any time but $150 to spend at no expense to me is frosting on the cake.


Well done Amanda.....Congratulations.

Maybe a new mini BBQ on the horizon, hey??


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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby amanda » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:16 am

gypsylady wrote:

Maybe a new mini BBQ on the horizon, hey??



That's exactly what I'm after!
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Re: Tent Poles - Conditioning

Postby Poodle Jewel » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:42 pm

Thanks for this thread i have been throwing mine out when they get too bad,now i know.
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