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    Question Seam sealer?

    What do you guys use to seal the seams on you tarps? Do you use the commercial stuff or is there a better way ..... Thanks! Jason
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    Most use Silnet. www.rei.com/product/705425
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    Nylon Tafta

    What should I use to seal seams in Waterproof Nylon Tafetta (210T)? Will SilNet work OK for that too? Thanks.
    Last edited by hacktorious; 04-28-2008 at 15:45. Reason: typo, forgot to write, "seams in"
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    I used Silnett on my new JRB tarp right out of the tube. It seemed thick but worked really well over the weekend at the MAHHA Hang. It rained a lot and not a drop of water came through. I also sprinkled fragrance free talc on top of the seam seal after it dried for a couple of days. I was told that it would keep things from "sticking together". BTW, I was able to get the fragrance free talc at a scuba shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hacktorious View Post
    What should I use to seal seams in Waterproof Nylon Tafetta (210T)? Will SilNet work OK for that too? Thanks.
    SilNet or silicone or silicone adhesive is only for silnylon products. You probably need something for urethane and can find several products on this page from REI http://www.rei.com/Search.do?cat=450...=cat%2C4500661
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    The flowable silicon stuff from Advanced Auto seems to have worked real well ( for sil-nylon only).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    SilNet or silicone or silicone adhesive is only for silnylon products. You probably need something for urethane and can find several products on this page from REI http://www.rei.com/Search.do?cat=450...=cat%2C4500661
    Something like this?
    http://www.rei.com/product/694051?vcat=REI_SEARCH
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    I've used GE silicone and mineral spirits with good success. There are many places on the web that explain how to do it. Check out http://www.sixmoondesigns.com/support/seam.asp for a good start.

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