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    seam sealer

    Whats the difference in the mcnett tube or the bottle with the brush built in.

    whats another good seam sealer? I am sure nikwax sells one, but what about auto window sealer?

    This would be for a tarp btw.
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    Some work better on silnylon than others. I prefer to make a 50/50 mix of high quality Silicone (in a tube from a Home store) and mineral spirits as a sealer on silnylon.
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    For sil, raiffnuke turned me on to Permatex Flowable Silicone window sealer. WallyWorld sells it in the auto department, as do most reputable auto parts stores. It was ~$3, if memory serves, and I've yet to go through more than an eighth of the bottle sealing stuff sacks and my poncho.

    Get the clear one, though; I'm not sure if the other types work properly with sil.

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    I also use the Permatex flowable silicone for my tarps. It gets in the stitching really well.
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    +1 for the flowable.

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    Does the Permatex dry clear?


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    Quote Originally Posted by avalonmorn View Post
    Does the Permatex dry clear?
    It sure does.

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    Permatex is the BEST! Sealed my BMJ tarp a few weeks ago. I cut the nozzle very small so it coveres all the thread but you can barely tell it's there.

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    The Permatex works most excellently. But, it is pricey.

    Mine did not come with a two caps. I took pains to seal the opening after use with tape under the screw-on spout cap, But, I just returned to it to find half the tube hardened up, so I must not have stopped an air leak as well as the stuff seals against water leaks.

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