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    Tent seam waterproofing

    Got an older model MSR HubbaHubba and during recent wet trip it was leaking in a couple of spots on the main seam.
    Also noticed the old seam sealer is flaking off in places. What’s the best option for waterproofing seams ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    Got an older model MSR HubbaHubba and during recent wet trip it was leaking in a couple of spots on the main seam.
    Also noticed the old seam sealer is flaking off in places. What’s the best option for waterproofing seams ?
    I just done mine a couple weeks ago for the same reason with a coleman roll-on sealer.

    I thought it was shit as it was like brushing on milk. But it dried well and seems to be malleable.

    Havent had it in real heavy rain but it isint leaking so far.



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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I just done mine a couple weeks ago for the same reason with a coleman roll-on sealer.

    I thought it was shit as it was like brushing on milk. But it dried well and seems to be malleable.

    Havent had it in real heavy rain but it isint leaking so far.



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    Heavy rain coast heavy, or heavy rain rest of NZ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Heavy rain coast heavy, or heavy rain rest of NZ?
    Ha!! Good point. Probably Nz heavy and a drizzle here

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    Chainsaw, I've noticed mine is starting to do the same.
    @R93 where did you get that stuff from?
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlad View Post
    Chainsaw, I've noticed mine is starting to do the same.
    @R93 where did you get that stuff from?
    Local sports shop in town. I will be in there tomorrow for a coffee so will see if there is any more and get a price if you want.

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    used to have a can of spray on water proofing for my canvas tent don't know if would be any good for a nylon tent worked ok on the canvas as long as it was washed clean before applying.

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    If you like DIY there is a recipe on the net somewhere for dissolving slicone rtv into white spirits then paint it on.
    It works pretty good for around stitches etc and when dried off looks like a wet stripe down the fabric.

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    yeah , I just waterproofed my jacket like that. the water just beads off now. get some rtv silicone and turps. squeeze some silicone into a container ,then mix in some turps until it is real runny, then i just wiped it on with a rag. make sure you use gloves though , rtv is horrible crap to get off your hands. look on youtube for homemade siltarp videos and you will find some info.
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