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Doug Wolfe
(Wolfie2nd) - F
Awesome tent repair!!!! Check it out on 10/19/2013 11:45:20 MDT Print View

Found this on YouTube and have used it many of times myself and thought I should share it with everyone!
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=riGrHqXikWg&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DriGrHqXikWg

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
re: Awesome tent repair!!!! on 10/19/2013 12:10:34 MDT Print View

Yup, that's the way to do it! Makes for a very sturdy mend. Thanks for sharing the video!

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: re: Awesome tent repair!!!! on 10/19/2013 16:29:55 MDT Print View

Assuming the tent floor is PU coated, I'd use SeamGrip, which is urathane based, rather than a silicone sealer.

And while it's an OK solution for an at-home repair with 24 hours for drying, in the field, where I got the hole, I'd use Tear-Aid Type A, and be done with it.

Edited by greg23 on 10/19/2013 16:31:49 MDT.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Awesome tent repair!!!! Check it out on 10/19/2013 16:43:12 MDT Print View

I have used the same system to patch small (1-3mm) holes on silnylon.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: re: Awesome tent repair!!!! on 10/19/2013 17:15:40 MDT Print View

they mentioned using either Seam Grip or Sil Net

they didn't mention that Seam Grip is better on PU floor or fly (which is probably 99% of commercially available tents) or that Sil Net is all that will work on silnylon

they used Sil Net on what I assume was a PU floor which works, but Seam Grip would have been better

otherwise, good video

Doug Wolfe
(Wolfie2nd) - F
Re: Re: re: Awesome tent repair!!!! on 10/19/2013 18:10:41 MDT Print View

Do you use the tear aid for a forever fix? I've had terrible luck with that stuff

Billy Ray
(rosyfinch) - M

Locale: the mountains
Re: Re: Re: re: Awesome tent repair!!!! on 10/19/2013 18:24:01 MDT Print View

I've found that Sil Net pulls apart fairly easily.
It might be better to leave a strong tape on one side as it would have more resistance to the Sil Net pulling apart.

Bill D

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Re: re: Awesome tent repair!!!! on 10/19/2013 19:02:39 MDT Print View

'Do you use the tear aid for a forever fix?"

Yep. Some repairs are more than 5 years old. Works for me.

Billy Ray
(rosyfinch) - M

Locale: the mountains
Re: Re: Re: Re: re: Awesome tent repair!!!! on 10/19/2013 22:14:11 MDT Print View

Duct tape...
Gorilla tape...

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re: Awesome tent repair!!!! on 10/20/2013 00:55:07 MDT Print View

Our Spanish-national exchange student reports that duct tape is sold as "American Tape" in Spain. I got a laugh out of that.