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Seam seal new tent?
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
DonVathome 13-Mar-21
Scrappy 13-Mar-21
elkster 13-Mar-21
Mule Power 13-Mar-21
Cheesehead Mike 13-Mar-21
Cheesehead Mike 13-Mar-21
elkster 13-Mar-21
FORESTBOWS 13-Mar-21
soccern23ny 13-Mar-21
Rock 14-Mar-21
From: DonVathome
13-Mar-21
Do you guys seal your seems on new tents? In this case it is a hillerberg Atko.

From: Scrappy
13-Mar-21
Only if it wasn't done at the factory.

From: elkster
13-Mar-21
Yes. Mixture of 2 ingredients. I used silicone from a squeeze tube and a solvent (turpentine?) Made a paste and applied to pitched tent. I think the solvent I'm having trouble remembering is listed on Kifaru website.

From: Mule Power
13-Mar-21
Yes. REI sells a sealant called Seam Grip that works really well.

13-Mar-21
Clear RTV silicone sealer and mineral spirits. Mix just enough mineral spirits to liquify the silicone and then brush it along the seams with a small brush. You can also paint some lines across the inside of your floor which will help keep your pad from sliding around so much.

13-Mar-21
Some commercially made seam sealers don't work with/aren't recommended for silnylon tents.

From: elkster
13-Mar-21
Yes Mike, mineral spirits! I knew turpentine didn't sound right.

13-Mar-21

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I do. Kifaru tents comes with it.

From: soccern23ny
13-Mar-21
Yes, I'm a big fan of snoseal. I have a shitty coleman 40$ tent. Hasn't leaked with snoseal

From: Rock
14-Mar-21
X2 Cheesehead Mike

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