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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Uses for leftover seam sealer on 10/03/2011 18:31:06 MDT Print View

When I finish seam sealing a tent I usually have some goo left over so when I feel like it I coat something else.
With it I have coated the stitching in some of my boots, did that on a backpack (more to reinforce the stitching than waterproofing it) striped the bottom of a couple of mats and coated mason line too.
The mason line I get is cheap and weak, but once coated it is rather strong and waterproof. This ends up as zip pulls, straps and side guylines, the non load bearing type.
Inspired by how we used to dry spaghetti soon after the harvest back home, I dry that line the same way.
Drying line
hi vis strap

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Uses for leftover seam sealer on 10/03/2011 19:08:01 MDT Print View

It makes a dandy hair mousse.


Brandon Guy
(brucky) - F

Locale: Central Cal
How's it applied? on 10/03/2011 19:20:23 MDT Print View

Interesting idea. How did you apply the seam sealer?
Is the mason line more slippery this way? I always find my mason line snags and frays really easily. This might be a good fix for that.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Uses for leftover seam sealer on 10/03/2011 19:53:28 MDT Print View

yes it does and lasts for days too.
Donald Trump liked the idea.
It cut his hair goo budget from thousands to almost nothing.

I just deep it in a container. Today it was the bottom of a 2L plastic milk bottle.
It sorts of feel a bit like dyneema as far as the slippery bit. Yes it does stop the fraying but it also does not work well with some sliding knots.
(a bit rubbery...)
I like it as zip pull because of the high visibility.