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    Senior Member ikemouser's Avatar
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    Did any of you seam seal or otherwise apply chemical treatments to prolong the life of your BB's?

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    Seam sealing is a waterproofing method mainly used for tarps and such. There's really no need to do so on a hammock IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    There's really no need to do so on a hammock IMHO.
    I concur. It is for waterproofing only, and isn't likely to prolong the life of the seams.

    It would add weight, though.
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    Thanks guys

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    I've been applying polyurethane seam sealant to various seams on my footwear for a few years because (as time has shown) it certainly does improve their durability/longevity. I don't see much reason to do that to the seams on a hammock though.

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    But, if it lasts longer I won't have as good of an excuse to replace it with whatever is new and still around the corner.
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