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    Senior Member SC_Dave's Avatar
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    New Superfly Question

    I just got my Superfly recently and have not used it yet. I read somewhere that you should seal the pull-outs when you get it. Is this true? On a new tarp? Doesn't sound right to me. What say you?
    David
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    I haven't bothered, haven't had any problems. Figure water would run down the inside and down to ground even if they did leak

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    It's true that the side pullouts are NOT seam sealed. I sealed mine on the inside only. Some folks seem the outside, some seam both sides and others don't seam at all. Your preference.
    Like Callahan said, if it does leak, it should run down the tarp and drip off the bottom.

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    What's a little seam sealing to piece of mind. Or worse, getting soaked on a cold windy night. I suggest sealing and ensuring a warm, dry night. I've read too many posts that said "I should have seam sealed my tarp."

    I like to push the envelope at times, but not at the expense of setting myself up for a miserable, wet night.

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    I just sold my Mamajamba and am waiting for my Superfly, but I didn't have any problems witht the side pullout leaking and that tarp took a whoopin.

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    I seam sealed mine on the inside. It would take a lot more time for Brandon to seal all pullouts on his tarps. This would really slow down production and increase waiting times I think.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    How do you guys seam seal the insides?
    I did two different ways on mines. One side was sealed imediately over the threads. The other was sealed between the loose fabric and threads. Not sure which was the right way.

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    I haven't bothered, haven't had any problems.

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    I used a windshield silicone on mine. Got it at the auto parts store. Works great. Only reason I did the inside and NOT the outside was, it is so shiny. Guess you could throw some cornstarch on it to help with the shine. I just sealed every where there was thread holes on the side pull outs.

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    I just opened the top of McNetts & brushed it on all of the sewn through thread on the inside. Only uses about 1/2 a tube to do that and the 'ridgeline'. Although, you don't really need to do either, according to most people that have not. I put it up in my garage. It dried in a couple of days & then I stuffed it in Snake Skins, along with a tarp ridgeline & Dutch Flyz.

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