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    Senior Member SC_Dave's Avatar
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    Seam Sealing Tape?

    Someone mentioned to me there is a "tape" that you sew into your tarp seam to seal it. Anyone have any info on this. Did a search but didn't come up with anything, may be bad search critera......
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    Can't say I know of any seam tape applied by consumers. For silnylon tarps I recommend Permatex flowable silicone. It really gets into the seams and thread holes. McNett silnet is good as well.
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    +1 on permatex!

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    I was looking for something similar, I have used the flow able silicone and found it to waterproof the seam, but it dosnt last a long time before you need to start patching it up again, its not as durable as i had hoped. I had a look at the DD tarp, and they seem to have a micro-fibre tape they seal there seams with, I'm curious to find out what it's made of and how I can get some. It's very thin and almost invisible to see. it certainly looks to be very durable and will take many a beating in and out of a stuff sack. I also had a look on YouTube and there is a machine that seals seams but it's a professional model that heats and applies the plastic looking tape, and its too expensive unless you are going into production. There has to be a DIY version for amateurs. If anyone has an idea or knows of a product that will act as a waterproof seam sealer tape ... I would love to hear from them.
    The only other idea is a cuben tarp with VHB tape and no stitching ... VHB tape I have been told will not work on silnylon tho.
    I'm all ears.
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    Quest Outfitters sells seam sealing tape. Click HERE. It doesn't stick to silnylon however
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    Gaah ! ... Perhaps I need to make really neat seams and treat with nikwax or similar

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