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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've been using unthinned GE Silicone sealant for seam sealing with excellent results. I've used it thinned with mineral spirits and straight out of the tube.

    The thinned sealant paints on with a brush. The pro's with thinned sealant is that it dries faster and once dry doesn't seem to be too 'tacky', attracting dirt to stick to it. The downside is that it's a pain to thin out and keep stirring, and I usually have to toss the mixing container and brush after I'm done.

    The unthinned version is quicker and simpler. Just snip the end off the tube, lay a fine bead along the seam, lick your finger and smear it thin. The downside is that it lays a thicker bead, taking longer to dry. It also has a more 'tacky' feel when dry and seems to attract dirt and sand to stick to it until the newness wears off.

    It all comes down to whether or not you like to fool with stuff. I prefer a simpler, get the job done and be done with it solution, so I no longer thin my silicone - I just squeeze it out of the tube and rub it in with a wet finger.

    No muss, no fuss.

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    My NAPPA and Swains doesn't have it but I've used Shoe Goo diluted with Toluene, which since it is superficially suspected to cause cancer has got to be good. Toluene is already in the Goo so assume no chem degredation takes place.
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