on tarp you only need to seal the ridgeline seam right? Unless you have the tie out in the center like shugs. And then you would seal those too.
I am with Shug on this one...50/50 siicone and mineral spirits makes GREAT seam sealer.
Everything with a Permatex name on it is pricey. But, the thread locker in tiny tubes will last for years.
I purchased the windshield sealer not for a complete ridgeline or windshield job, but for a leak at at a pull-out. As stated, I was disappointed that Permatex didn't help the buyer to preserve the unused portion, that's all. Some packagers supply a spout cap + the original re-sealing cap.
Some adhesive and sealant packagers do better than others. This applies in spades with urethane-based adhesives, which also cure with water vapor, strictly one way, no undoing. If the container doesn't reseal well, you're likely to be stuck with a block of dried super-strong urethane. Gorilla Glue urethane is an example of that.
I'm assuming your trap is silnylon. I also used the Permatex flowable silicone. I applied it using my finger so I could push it into the stitching holes. I was inexperienced. It was my first try, it was easy, took me like 15-20 min.
A sound recommendation that I got from another HF member was to stake your tarp out so it stretches the seams (and respectively the stitching holes) prior to application..
I know the silicone made into the holes. When viewed from the opposite side of the application I could see the silicone in the holes twinkle in the sun. So far, no problems.
Last edited by pulsemod; 09-24-2012 at 17:22.
I picked up a couple of these at my local A---Zone for $4.99 each. I just applied it to a tarp ridgeline this evening. It was a piece of cake. A nice thin bead. Thanx for the info on this.
"If a man speaks in the woods, and there is no woman there to hear, is he still wrong?"
i just spent my tarp money on a bmbh so i will take this all into account when i save up for the materials.