Seam Stick on Silnylon?
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ANTHONY FRANKLIN
(REDWOOD82) - F

Locale: Piedmont of the Carolinas
Seam Stick on Silnylon? on 11/22/2011 16:51:51 MST Print View

I know many are using this Seam Stick or the similar 3M seam tape to make Cuben tarps with no sewing. Would this work for Silnylon as well? Specifically for a seamed ridgeline?

I ordered a roll of this seam stick tape http://www.sailmakerssupply.com/tip2 and figured I would try it on some scraps to test the strength.

I would love to make a silnylon tarp with no sewing, or only minimal hand sewing since I have no sewing machine or experience with sewing machines.

Edited by REDWOOD82 on 11/22/2011 17:21:17 MST.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
silicone glue on 11/23/2011 07:58:25 MST Print View

I have tried this with silicone glue and It has worked for one-half season of backpacking. The only sewing was on the guy-out loops. I'll let you know how the tarp fairs under a snow load this winter.

link:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=51361&skip_to_post=436819#436819

Enjoy,

Dave

Edited by dmgoody on 11/23/2011 08:23:28 MST.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Seam Stick on Silnylon? on 11/23/2011 08:56:23 MST Print View

Now you're going to have to buy some Cuben fabric to go along with the seam stick (that is useless for silnylon)

ANTHONY FRANKLIN
(REDWOOD82) - F

Locale: Piedmont of the Carolinas
thanks on 11/23/2011 13:28:13 MST Print View

Awesome link / thread Dave, I didn't find it before where did a search. What brand of silicone glue did you buy if you can recall and where did you find it?

I suppose I will still find a use for the seam stick in other projects. I was under the impression it WOULD stick to silnylon.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
glue on 11/23/2011 21:00:21 MST Print View

Thanks Anthony,

you must use glue, not caulk or sealer. It is called GE Silicone II clear premium Glue. upc #0-77027-00280-5. I got it at True Value Hardware $5.99 for 2.8 fl oz. (true value order # 510-404) If you look it up on ge's website it is item # 280

good luck if you decide to go this way. I have a lot of nay-sayers to disprove - I suppose that this winter will be the true test.


Feel free to ask me any questions


Dave