Tent Seam Sealer




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RunningChiefGeronimo: Does this product make the seams sticky?  I used coleman brand and now all my seams are sticky.  Not sure how to fix this.  suggestions??

Kevin Hansen: I understand Jason's issue with the lower portion of his tent door leaking, but the real issue is that the tent does not have proper rainfly coverage. The tent body is designed to breath, and is not treated with any waterproof coating. A proper tent should have a waterproof tub floor design with a coated and seam sealed fly that goes nearly to the ground on all sides, including a vestibule (entrance). The fly and the floor are the most important elements to maintain.

Deer Phoria: after using seam grip, how do you store the tube so you can have it for future use?

STUPIDMEMBER: 20 years of experience in 3 different tents taught me to seam-seal AND waterproof ANY tent BEFORE first use! Outside of tent is sufficient. Seam-seal outside to prevent UV and mold damage to threads of the seam, even if inverted. A quality waterproofing spray will, again, block UV damage and provides one more barrier to rain permeation. Do it! To clean the seam-seal brush safely, use a brush cleaner from an art supply or a craft store. I will, just to be sure, rinse the clean brush with a little soapy water then clear water. Don't get nuts, but this process result will last longer if you're thorough and detail oriented.

Patricia Steenacker: how to clean the brush? I will repair my tent in several parts and so I have to reuse the brush. How to clean it? I can't find anything on that

Jordan Fanning: I've always heard, never to seal the outside seams. Even the instructions usually say the inside of the seams only. I made a mistake one year by doing both the inside and outside after watching this video. It ruined my tent, there were areas on the outer seams where silicone flaked away and the rain ran down those outer seams like a rain gutter and the water found it's way in through the bottom corners of the tent and pooled up on the inside making a miserable rainy week even more miserable. Only seal the inside of the seams guys!! I also suggest water proofing the outside fabric with Atsko Silicone Water-Guard. I've found it works best, better than Kiwi Camp Dry and much better than Scotch Guard. I used this method as well as using Kenyan Seam Sealer on the inside and I've had no problems since. Again, DO NOT SEAL SEAMS ON THE OUTSIDE!!

Ei Pi: 20.00 usd a tube..

Nando Prudhomme: Thanks for posting! Very informational and the whole process clearly explained.

Thomas Wilcox: Thank you Jason, this was very helpful and concise!

tightshot88: The terms "adhesive" and "glue" are used interchangeably by most people. If you're drawing a distinction between the two, you should probably explain.

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 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?

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 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 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.

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...

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.

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

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

Rating:
Tent Seam Sealer 5 out of 5

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