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    Oct 25, 2016, 04:13 PM
    Keeping the billow in sails
    I want to stiffen cotton sails on a model ship. I am thinking of blowing air against them to make them billow and then spray them with hair spray to hold the billow. Would spray starch be better.
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    Oct 25, 2016, 04:51 PM
    I'd consider a clear satin lacquer or enamel Starch will be effected by humidity and hair spray was never really meant to last very long. I assume this is on a model boat that you intend to have for a length of time

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