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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    I used my finger to run the seam.........string the tarp up tight and put some on your index finger and run it down the seam. If you keep the other hand on the under side of the seam and the pad of your index finger covered in sealer it will make a seal just a bit bigger than the ridge seam itself.........
    Great Tip... That's a heck of a lot easier than thinning regular household silicone... It's time to re-seal the RV windows anyway, maybe I have a dual use...

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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...light=Permatex

    Check out this thread. I used Permatex, the stuff worked great, no mixing involved. Very easy to apply, id suggest sealing the underside of the tarp first for pratice so when you do the outside it will look nice and neat (that is if you do, do both sides). I used the index finger application and it was very easy.
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    wow, thanks guys. I would have never thought of using automotive stuff.
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    Hey guys -

    I'm getting ready to seal seal my DIY tarp. Now, do I want this on the top or bottom? Said, finished or unfinished seam? :S

    thanks!

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    Kinda like the Ford vs Chevy argument ... some like top, some bottom ... and some both sides. I've always done the bottom and have had zero issues with seams over the years.

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    LB:
    I have done both the topside and underside of the seam. I think it was overkill but after having a seam leak on me one time I was not letting it happen again. If you use the Permatex sealer I don't think you will have a problem if you keep the ridgeline pulled taught. Let the sealer set for 24 hrs before you untension the ridgeline.
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    Awesome. Wow, I felt like a moron asking that. I did a flat felled seam so the bottom should be easy to do.

    Thank you for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroybrown View Post
    Awesome. Wow, I felt like a moron asking that. I did a flat felled seam so the bottom should be easy to do.

    Thank you for the help
    Good lord don't let that bother you ... better to ask a question than screw something up! Done that enough myself!

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