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    Seam sealing a bivvy

    Has anyone seamed sealed a tent or bivvy?
    My Hunt-tech Bivvy seam tape is peeling off other than that it's in perfect nick so I reckon it's worth trying to fix.
    Can anyone recommend a good product

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    Mines doing the same ,be interesting to see if it is repairable.

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    Tried giving it a gentle iron? With baking paper or similar over top? Had a jacket that was doing it (cut them out and dedicated it non waterproof...) of course someone suggested this idea a few days after I got out the scissors

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Tried giving it a gentle iron? With baking paper or similar over top? Had a jacket that was doing it (cut them out and dedicated it non waterproof...) of course someone suggested this idea a few days after I got out the scissors
    Thanks for the tip but it's a bit late for that, most of it came off on my last trip

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    I’m going to try some seam seal glue on my tent fly where the tape is coming off.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    niks wax perhaps

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    50/50 boiled linseed oil and white spirits. Paint onto/into seam. Hang to dry for 3 days, air for another two for the smell to go.

    Traditional waterproofing.

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    I put my jacket in the drier at the Toby shoot last year, all the seams peeled off. I called Twin Needle and he was happy to do it. A full jacket was about $2-250. I'd say a bivy would be a lot less.

    In saying that, under his advise he said just wear it and see if it leaks. It doesn't
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    @winaa Some (maybe all?) Macpac tents have to be seam sealed and they supply a tube of sealant with the tent.

    https://www.macpac.co.nz/equipment/t...nt-accessories

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o39yCsDz_3g
    Silicon and mineral spirits 50/50 for a paint able seal.

    Seam tape otherwise. Can get heat andf apply stuff if needed. Id just paint the silicon on myself
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    My Huntec bivey started to leak a little on the last trip I used it so I have some seam sealer to try, the tape is still holding athe moment but I was getting a few drips coming in. My old great outdoors tent had the same problem the tape peeled off that's how it still is stuffed I would think. There must be a use by date before the tape starts coming off.

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    Yep like nick D said

    google DIY seam sealer

    Get 300 mils of mineral spirits and squirt in a cup full of your favourite RTV shake the shit out of it untill it turns to a liquid ( it takes a while ) and TA DA!!

    Liquid seam sealer. Pitch tent or whatever it is nice and tight then apply to seams with a brush ( small brush looks tidier )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I put my jacket in the drier at the Toby shoot last year, all the seams peeled off. I called Twin Needle and he was happy to do it. A full jacket was about $2-250. I'd say a bivy would be a lot less.

    In saying that, under his advise he said just wear it and see if it leaks. It doesn't
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    Thanks all
    I'll have a go next weekend might just buy a tube of seam sealer

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    Quote Originally Posted by winaa View Post
    Thanks all
    I'll have a go next weekend might just buy a tube of seam sealer
    I picked up a tube today from bivouac, comes with a screw on brush applicator
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