Summit Treestands
Tent waterproofing
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Contributors to this thread:
DonVathome 15-May-20
DonVathome 15-May-20
Rut Nut 15-May-20
Scrappy 15-May-20
Z Barebow 15-May-20
GDx 15-May-20
GDx 15-May-20
GDx 15-May-20
N8tureBoy 15-May-20
Jaquomo 15-May-20
Jaquomo 15-May-20
Jaquomo 15-May-20
Jaquomo 15-May-20
DonVathome 17-May-20
Nebucks 17-May-20
ground hunter 17-May-20
Jaquomo 17-May-20
cnelk 17-May-20
TxHuntr 17-May-20
LKH 18-May-20
Mule Power 18-May-20
Mule Power 18-May-20
DonVathome 18-May-20
From: DonVathome
15-May-20
I have a sunshade made out of HDPE (high density polyethylene) material. Water runs off but some goes through. It is thin material meant to just give a little shade. Is there a way to make it more waterproof? I have patio furniture under it and it would be nice to keep it drier.

From: DonVathome
15-May-20

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From: Rut Nut
15-May-20
I would think any of the spray on waterproofers for fabric would work.

From: Scrappy
15-May-20
Take one of them cheap blue tarps and put it over the top of it. No more water leaks for a while and the neighbors will love you for sprucing up the neighborhood redneck style.

From: Z Barebow
15-May-20
Campdry might work.

From: GDx
15-May-20
you might take a 5 gallon bucket, mix the right ratio of silicone caulk and low odor mineral spirits. let it soak in for a few minutes then hang it out to dry. some guys make "silnylon" this way.

From: GDx
15-May-20
you might take a 5 gallon bucket, mix the right ratio of silicone caulk and low odor mineral spirits. let it soak in for a few minutes then hang it out to dry. some guys make "silnylon" this way.

From: GDx
15-May-20
you might take a 5 gallon bucket, mix the right ratio of silicone caulk and low odor mineral spirits. let it soak in for a few minutes then hang it out to dry. some guys make "silnylon" this way.

From: N8tureBoy
15-May-20
Silnylon making a run...

From: Jaquomo
15-May-20

From: Jaquomo
15-May-20
I'd maybe go with CampDry. But another option might be the treatment we use on wall tents. You can spray it on.

From: Jaquomo
15-May-20
I'd maybe go with CampDry. But another option might be the treatment we use on wall tents. You can spray it on.

From: Jaquomo
15-May-20
Tried to edit but gremlins are messing with me.

From: DonVathome
17-May-20
What do you guys use to waterproof wall tents?

From: Nebucks
17-May-20
Campdry works. This might go without saying. but don't forget to seal your seams.

17-May-20
As stated Camp Dry works great, and seal your seam.... Tents are yearly maintenance I have a Laacke and Joy Canvass tent , I bought 20 years ago,,,, I took it too a canvass shop and they sewed in a fireproof, opening for me for a stove,,,, I am now 70, this tent has been out west, in Ontario and beyond, and will out last me

You can not buy these anymore, with waterproof floors etc,,,,,, Anyways, make sure it is always packed away dry, and use the Camp Dry, and take care of it and it will last forever.

I have 2 cabins, one in the UP, and one in Ontario, that I bought when I was 25 years old, and lived in it for 2 years.......... I still love my tent

Something very special and romantic about the spirit of the Wilderness, with a tent d dr

From: Jaquomo
17-May-20
Don, we used Canvak and sprayed it on with a weed sprayer. Really does the job.

From: cnelk
17-May-20
Yep. Canvak

From: TxHuntr
17-May-20
Will this work on an Army surplus tent as well? Or whats better for them?

From: LKH
18-May-20
Yes to the Canvak. . Liquid and you brush paint it on if you don't have a sprayer.

From: Mule Power
18-May-20
Lou perfect timing for the suggestion. I have a new wall tent being delivered this week.

One question though.... a big benefit of canvas over synthetic material is no interior condensation. Do you get any after applying Canvak?

From: Mule Power
18-May-20
Wall Tent Shop just told me not to apply anything to the new tent. I tarp my tent anyway so leaks aren’t an issue.

From: DonVathome
18-May-20
Thanks!

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