I haven't posted for a few days, but I have not been idle. I read somewhere that you should rub your poles with steel wool then apply floor wax to them to make it easier to push down the fabric. I couldn't find floor wax, so I used car wax instead and it made a huge difference. Hopefully wax is wax and it won't react with the dye. I have four poles ready to go. About 10 more to wrap. These are Hoffman PFD fabric, and I am going to do some with Kaufman Pimatex also.