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Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Anybody not seam seal their silnylon shelters? on 07/07/2013 22:42:24 MDT Print View

I normally don't seam seal my tarps. I made recently 2 tarps from "shield" sillnylon and the ridge seams leaked badly. I like the fabric so will stop being lazy and seal them but this hasn't been my typical experience.

-Tim

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: A very flat place (Grrrrrrrr)
Re: Re: Anybody not seam seal their silnylon shelters? on 07/08/2013 06:55:16 MDT Print View

I did seam seal my Tarp Tent scarp and it never leaked but I did a really messy job, it looked like a dog did it.

I have yet to do my Stratosphire 1, I must get off my ass and do it the fancy way with diluted mineral spirits. I bought my Trailstar used and the guy who sealed it must be the neatest person on the planet as it looks perfect.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Re: Anybody not seam seal their silnylon shelters? on 07/08/2013 07:45:57 MDT Print View

you can use masking tape to make it neat

but why bother?

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: A very flat place (Grrrrrrrr)
Re: Re: Re: Re: Anybody not seam seal their silnylon shelters? on 07/08/2013 07:54:24 MDT Print View

Good idea.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: Re: Anybody not seam seal their silnylon shelters? on 07/08/2013 07:57:31 MDT Print View

I have several Golite shelters (Hex 3, SL2, SL4) and I've never seam sealed them.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Anybody not seam seal their silnylon shelters? on 07/08/2013 08:13:20 MDT Print View

maybe seams that run more horizontal are more prone to leaking

seams that have steeper slope - water just tends to run down seam