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Seam sealer for jackets?
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Eric Carlsen
(cooleric1234) - F
Seam sealer for jackets? on 01/02/2010 23:14:36 MST Print View

I just did my first sewing project, I actually just modified my existing wind jacket. I'm very tall and on the thinner side so it's hard finding clothing at a reasonable price. Either it fits in the chest and is too short in the arms and length or it's long enough but fits like a sail. So I "took in" my existing jacket, that I had previously treated with DWR. I used polyester thread.

Here's my question, now that I have new seams what can I apply to a nylon jacket to slow leaking at the seams? On my tents I've used the silicone caulk and white gas but I don't know if that's okay for a jacket. Any ideas?

Edited by cooleric1234 on 01/02/2010 23:36:18 MST.

Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
Probably on 01/11/2010 20:23:29 MST Print View

I don't know about the white gas. It dissolves certain plastics so maybe some synthetic fabrics might be damaged. I guess if you've used it on the same type of fabric, I can't see why it wouldn't be ok. Most of the homemade seam sealer I've read about uses an odorless paint thinner. It dries more slowly, but may not dissolve as many types of plastic.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Seam sealer for jackets? on 01/11/2010 21:11:54 MST Print View

Why not McNett's Seam Grip or Sil Net?