It is currently September 16th, 2021, 5:46 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: May 4th, 2021, 12:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: August 28th, 2004, 5:26 pm
Posts: 86
Location: n/e ontario
Anyone use this? Rust-Oleum NeverWet Outdoor Fabric spray


https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/6b/6b2527de-b5df-4102-a97a-5e9101693743.pdf


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 4th, 2021, 6:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: January 23rd, 2016, 5:36 pm
Posts: 4
I wouldn't use a product that isn't approved by the maker of your tent since it may potentially damage the fabric. Perhaps contact them for advice on what product(s) are best.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 5th, 2021, 8:05 am 
Offline

Joined: December 9th, 2012, 9:57 am
Posts: 382
I have used that product on jackets and shoes with poor results. Never on camp gear though.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 5th, 2021, 8:46 am 
Offline

Joined: January 16th, 2011, 7:11 pm
Posts: 88
Have a read here. It is manufacture recommendations for seam sealing but you can take some knowledge away from it and apply it to other manufactures of tents. I know your looking to waterproof the fly so maybe this will help find a product that will work more effectively.

https://www.tarptent.com/faqs/#toggle-id-10

Quote:
The only product that will bond permanently to silicone is silicone! For this reason we recommend using only silicone seam-sealing products.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 5th, 2021, 8:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: March 26th, 2013, 9:27 pm
Posts: 510
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Lots of YouTubers out there mixing silicone and mineral spirits to seal a tent. Would probably work well on silicone flies but I'm not sure about PU.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 5th, 2021, 5:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: January 11th, 2005, 4:58 pm
Posts: 2080
Location: Manitoba
Before re waterproofing a tent floor and fly it's a good idea to know the fabric so that you can match the re waterproofing product to your tent material.

Some infor here re Waterproof Fabric Coatings 101: PU vs. PE vs. Silicone
https://www.slingfin.com/blogs/the-beta ... s-silicone

_________________
Brian
http://www.JohnstonPursuits.ca

 


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 6th, 2021, 5:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: January 3rd, 2017, 1:48 pm
Posts: 110
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario
Neil Fitzpatrick wrote:
Lots of YouTubers out there mixing silicone and mineral spirits to seal a tent. Would probably work well on silicone flies but I'm not sure about PU.


I do this for seam sealing and it works great. However I spent a very wet and cold night after trying to use it to get a few more seasons out of a rain fly that was starting to wet out. I would not recommend.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 7th, 2021, 11:52 am 
Offline

Joined: May 6th, 2005, 12:52 am
Posts: 105
Location: Ottawa
I bought a gallon of waterproofing from Cdn Tire a few years ago. Painted every tarp and fly in the family, and a couple of coats on one tent floor. Seems to work decently. Also did a coat in the roof of a new but merely water-repellent screen house, but have yet to see how much it helped that.

For a fly and a tarp that have been stretched half way to @%^% and back, I am not sure how much it can help. The base fabric is stretched and then and has lots of micro holes. The fly we still use, but that tarp is done done done.

_________________
It is amusing how people hate taxes -- but love the things taxes provide. TANSTAAFL
Fitness program designed for men over 40: https://www.fitnessin10formen.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group