Tent Seam Sealer




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Jason Vincent: Yes, you can buy this at Gander Mountain, pickles Sporting Goods, even Walmart carries it.

shotofsambuca: Hi, great video @BuildingCamp. I recently purchased a tent second hand ready for the the UK music festivals. This is in fact a Vango Icarus 500 2011 model. Would you recommend using a sealant like this before use?

Jason Vincent: I've never used any E6000 adhesive products, but just from looking at their website, that looks to be more of a glue than an adhesive. It also concerns me that they advertise more in the construction and marine markets than camping etc. However, It may work. Please let me know if you try it out.

Jason Vincent: @fran6283 If you let your tent sit for 24 hours or so, the sealer will be slightly tacky but nothing that will damage your tent. If you're worried about the tackiness, just leave your tent set up for another 24 hours. I'm sure a talc powder would also work to make it less sticky but I would be slightly concerned if the powder would give you tent an odd color.

outdoorcampingtents: Do you also use a waterproofing spray on the whole tent?

Jason Vincent: I don't see any real harm in using a foam brush as opposed to the applicator brush. Both would work just fine. Just make sure you have a new clean brush and not one cleaned with paint thinner. The remains of paint thinner may hinder the bonding process of the seam sealer.

Jason Vincent: Shotofsambuca, I would recommend you put some sort of seam sealer or waterproofing agent of any kind on any and all tents prior to use. The last thing you want on your camping vacation is bad weather, but if and when that happens, seam sealing your tent will make a huge difference.

TrinDawg37: can u buy this elsewhere besides online? I would like to go to a store like gander mountain or pickles sporting goods. Do you know if they would carry this product?

hmbrwable: Any harm in squeezing out a little of the Seam Grip and using a foam paint brush instead of the brush applicator that comes with the tube? Might make the project go a little quicker...

tightspot88: The terms "adhesive" and "glue" are used interchangeably by most people. If you're drawing a distinction between the two, you should probably explain.

candfproject: @BuildingCamp Yeah i left it for about 24 hours and it is totally dry. worked great.. not hardly enough to do my sierra designs lightening xt4 tent though! I used some of that on my hiking boots..not a lot though and i had enough to do about 2 full seams on the rain fly. ill have to get a bigger container of it.

Jason Vincent: Great suggestion on showing a close up of the tent. I will keep this in mind for future videos.

Jason Vincent: I don't see any real harm in using a foam brush as opposed to the applicator brush. Both would work just fine. Just make sure you have a new clean brush and not one cleaned with paint thinner. The remains of paint thinner may hinder the bonding process of the seam sealer.

Jason Zheng: I have heard that the E6000 adhesive works just as good as the Seam Grip and does not break the bank as much. What's your thought on that?

davidsquall351: Great tutorial gonna do this

Jason Vincent: You could do a waterproofing spray, but those don't work to "water proof" your tent. They only help keep a light rain from penetrating the material. If you get stuck in a heavy rain, the tent will still most likely leak.

Jason Vincent: I don't see any real harm in using a foam brush as opposed to the applicator brush. Both would work just fine. Just make sure you have a new clean brush and not one cleaned with paint thinner. The remains of paint thinner may hinder the bonding process of the seam sealer.

Jason Vincent: I probably wouldn't use normal bathroom silicon to seal your tent. That type of silicon is going to cause a great deal of discoloration on your tent, it's normally white or some sort of cream color so you would essentially have a massive white-ish outline around all of your seams. Plus, if you get that on any zippers you won't be able to open them.

mintavia: I could make money doing this for lazy campers....

Rating:
Tent Seam Sealer 4.7 out of 5

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