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Old 14-04-2017, 08:57 PM   #47
cosmic tramp
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Originally Posted by the apprentice View Post
Those ready made strips ain't cheap.

It's a while since I bought some tar but like you said it's way cheaper to use vaseline or direct onto the bark. The tar is quite sticky are like honey in texture and would soak into the bark.

A kilo of this would go a very long way.
Hmmm just wikipediad that - very interesting history of applications hasn't it ? From Viking skis to barges. Stockholm Tar or Pine Tar or Archangel Tar, bet it smells gorgeous like creosote or carbolic soap...

Only found out the other day that EU Health & safety regs. have banned coal tar outright from non-prescriptive medical products (soap/shampoo/ household cleaners) and replace it with Tea Tree oil...

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