Originally Posted by Mikeinajeep
I just got a siltarp 3 and it came with sealer. Is that a hint that I need to seam seal a band new tarp.
Are you asking?
I am not familiar with the Siltarp, but quite a few tarps need the be seam sealed, and if it came with the sealer, I would say yes. The cottage companies that we deal with try to get you the best gear at the fastest time possible for the best prices. If they did the seam sealing, it would take longer, probably cost you more (for their time and labor, not so much the cost of the sealant), and imagine the amount of space required to hang every tarp they make and add sealant, wait for it to cure, before shipping. IMO, for the cottage guys, it's just easier to send out a tarp, and let the new owner seal it.
There are a few tarps on the market that do not require seam sealing, because of construction design...........RR