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    y not's Avatar
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    does the tarp have to be set up and tight when applying the sealant or can i seal the tarp just on the workbench?
    Hello I'm new to the forum. I'm also a new backpacker and hammock user.
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    Senior Member Bubba's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by y not View Post
    does the tarp have to be set up and tight when applying the sealant or can i seal the tarp just on the workbench?
    I sealed mine just on my work table. I've had no issues but having some tension on the area around the pull out may allow better penetration into the stitch holes. Maybe someone with experience doing both ways can chime in.
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    I think I read somewhere that you want the tarp under normal tension when you seal the ridge.I did the pull outs on my Superfly just by laying it on the floor in my garage and pushing hard with my finger to get the flowable silicone into the threads.Honestly,I don't care what my tarps look like when it rains.If they're not leaking then they are truly a thing of beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by y not View Post
    does the tarp have to be set up and tight when applying the sealant or can i seal the tarp just on the workbench?
    I prefer having mine set up, mainly so I can see everything clearly but also it helps with drying. No need to move everything around and risk getting the sealer on other parts of the tarp.


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    I chose a different route... No needle/thread holes = nothing to leak = no sealing needed

    I sewed the grosgrain to a reinforcement patch and then bonded the patch to the tarp with diluted seam seal.. so the seam seal is an adhesive in this application, rather than a sealer.
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