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waterproof tarp made with fabric and wax, what do you think?
 
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My brother once made some wax signs for his store they were cheaper than laminated paper and lasted for months in the snow and rain. For a tarp I think you would need a very oily wax (more malleable and less prone to cracking and crumbling off). Something like toilet seal wax I think would be best. I once made a lip balm out of pig lard and wax that├Ęs what you need fat and wax mixed. I doubt you can make it for less than the plastic stuff though.
 
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