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    Alternative Sealer: Permatex Silicone Windshield Sealant?

    My buddy just told me he's been using Permatex Flowable 100% Silicone Windshield Sealant to seal his tent seams for the past couple of years. He tells me me it's a thin consistency, easy to apply, and is cheaper than Silnet. I was wondering if anyone here has used this for tarp sealing? http://tinyurl.com/448cw4
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    That seems like an excellent idea. The description says it is wicking, that can only be a good thing. How do you make an animated avitar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    That seems like an excellent idea. The description says it is wicking, that can only be a good thing. How do you make an animated avitar?
    that's an animated .gif file. You can probably get free software on the internet to make one. And for free along with that software get spyware, rootkits, spam from countries with lovely ladies and interesting languages, offers to enhance certain physical characteristics, an opportunity to see how our legal system works--or doesn't---when your identity is stolen...

    I've done this using Photoshop.

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    I just literally found over at Backpackinglight http://tinyurl.com/3eqwto a little thread about Silnet and a few guys are already using this Permatex stuff with good results. I've already sealed the exterior side of my tarp's r/l and figure I'll do the interior side too but I'm almost out of Silnet. I can get the Permatex at Ace so I'm going to try it.... unless someone chimes in with a negative review of the stuff. Oh, I didn't make my avatar. I got it from a fellow Zep Head. Long fly the Zeppelin!

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    Alright let's get the Led out!
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    That looks like some great stuff. Somebody should put it into a FAQ somewhere.

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    Where could one purchase this stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    Where could one purchase this stuff?
    Probably at automotive stores like Car Quest, Advance, AutoZone, NAPA, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narwhalin View Post
    Where could one purchase this stuff?
    Also Ace Hardware.
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    I used it to seal my new OES tarp*, worked like a charm. It seems thinner than it is: so put it on thinner than you think it should be, it dries / sets up just about how you have it on the nylon. So, there are a few places on my tarp that had a few "glumps" on it, but the thick stuff peals off fairly easy, then reseal being careful next time. The thin spots stick like glue

    Once I got smart, I used a sponge brush to spread the stuff thinner! So the glumps were on the first half of the ridgeline. 1 tube did a 13.5 foot ridgeline and a JRB stuff sack seams. Even with the excees I put on then had to redo.






    *Brian sewed it in his dorm room, no ventilation or time for sealing.
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