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    Superfly Tarp and seam sealing?

    I just got back from a week in the BWCA and used a Superfly tarp over a BMBH. Overall I was very impressed and this will be my final setup for awhile. However I noticed on a night of bad rain that the area around the pullouts was dripping rain through but not the top ridge line part. Wasn't a problem for me as they were spaced away from my hammock. Is the superfly supposed to come seam sealed? Any advice from superfly owners on what areas need seam sealing and best methods?

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    You don't need to seal the RL (I did anyways ) but you do need to seal the side pullouts. Make sure to use a silicone based product. I have found that Permatex Flowable Silicone works really well (Thanks to Hawk-eye for turning me on to this stuff).


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    Just one of my pull outs did the same thing. Forgot to mark it so sealed up all 4 when I got home. Not a big deal.
    Last edited by bayoubomber; 08-02-2012 at 11:16.
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    Is that flowable silicone stuff cheaper and/or as good as the commercial seam sealer they sell at outdoor stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resqsarge03 View Post
    Is that flowable silicone stuff cheaper and/or as good as the commercial seam sealer they sell at outdoor stores.
    Man- I can't spell worth a darn this morning! I am about to wear out my backspace key.
    In my opinion, yes and yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post
    In my opinion, yes and yes.
    Absolutely ... actually because of it's characteristics I would say better than silnet.

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    looks like the pricing on the internet is about the same for both products but I can get the permatex at any nearby auto zone. My nearest outfitter place is a good bit farther.

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    Another vote for the flowable silicone here. As mentioned, the ridgeline does not need to be sealed because of the way it is sewn.
    Last edited by Bubba; 08-03-2012 at 22:51.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Another vote for the flowable silicone here. As mentioned, the ridgeline does not need to sealed because of the way it is sewn.
    Has nothing to do with how it's sewn ... it's Warbonnet Magic!

    Then again it might be the heat getting to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    Has nothing to do with how it's sewn ... it's Warbonnet Magic!

    Then again it might be the heat getting to me
    I stand corrected
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