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Recommendations for waterproofing your tent

Postby bsd » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:45 pm

So, on my last camping trip, I noticed my rain fly leaks slightly after years of wear and tear and cleaning I suppose. Anyone recommend a good spray on water proofing?



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Re: Recommendations for waterproofing your tent

Postby DriveFly44 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:04 pm

If your leaks are at the seams, I used this method for my tarptent.

http://d22u3mtwtxpk6b.cloudfront.net/video/seamseal.mp4


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Re: Recommendations for waterproofing your tent

Postby rlown » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:25 pm

bsd,

what tent do you carry? That makes a difference. As I have a tarptent, i use the technique Ladd refers to.

If you're coated nylon is leaking away from the seams, that's different.
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Re: Recommendations for waterproofing your tent

Postby polemonium » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:28 am

I used the Nikwax spray-on product (I think it's "Tent and Solar Proof") to rejuvenate an old backpacking tent with success. After treatment, water beads up on the surface. It's probably not as good as new, but good enough for moderate use. It took a whole bottle to do a 2-person tent fly.
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