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David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
What glue for silnylon? on 07/27/2011 15:00:40 MDT Print View

Just curious what the best glue is there out there which will stick stuff to silnylon, and to nylon found in sleeping pads, etc.

Chris Lucas
(ChemE) - F

Locale: SC
SilNet on 07/27/2011 16:16:07 MDT Print View

This seems to be the product most frequently and highly recommended.

http://www.mcnett.com/SilNet-Silicone-Seam-Sealer-P143.aspx

Adrian MITCHELL
(adie.mitchell)

Locale: Northwest Mass
Silnylon glue and silnet on 07/27/2011 18:56:47 MDT Print View

It may have worked for other people, but both with and without thinner, I have never had silnet work as an effective glue. It is very good for water-proofing seams and can be mixed with paint thinner to apply more easily but on both my tent and packs it has worn off over time. When i was sealing my pack I stuck two pieces together by accident and they pretty easily pulled apart.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
GE silicone II on 07/27/2011 21:01:51 MDT Print View

You must the tube that says premium silicone Glue - not caulking - not sealer.
It is product # 280. upc 0-7702700280-5

the tube has changed color since this article. it is now white with green and brown stipes.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/myog-laminating-silicone-impregnated-fabrics.html

Enjoy

Dave

David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
GE Silicone Sealer II on 07/27/2011 21:25:17 MDT Print View

Unfortunately, I can't access the article since my membership has expired. Is this the same stuff sold at Lowe's and Home Depot?

Do you think it would be safe to use as glue to adhere velcro strips to my down pillow? (WM Cloudrest) Or will it soak through the fabric?

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: GE Silicone Sealer II on 07/27/2011 21:39:54 MDT Print View

Unfortunately, I can't access the article since my membership has expired. Is this the same stuff sold at Lowe's and Home Depot?

Author of the article here ...

Answer to your question is .... "Yes and No"

I tend to buy it at a hardware store closer to my home but Yes, Home Depot does carry the right stuff. Lowes probably does too but the nearest store is in the next county so I can't say I know.

The "No" in my answer is that GE also makes silicone caulk and also silicone tub sealer. I've never tried them ... don't plan to.

David Poston
(dgposton) - F

Locale: Texas / Colorado
GE Silicone Sealer II on 07/27/2011 22:09:23 MDT Print View

http://www.amazon.com/Silicone-II-Household-Glue-2-8/dp/B000KKPFUK

Is this the stuff?

Edit: Wait...I think my BA Aircore is not silnylon, maybe just a regular nylon? What would be appropriate for this?

Edited by dgposton on 07/28/2011 08:58:04 MDT.