Seam Tape Falling Off Tent Fly

Submitted: Monday, Feb 21, 2005 at 21:46
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We have a geodesic dome tent with a silver and green nylon fly.

On a recent trip to the Gawler Ranges, we left the tent pitched on a hot day and returned to find the inner draped with the seam tape that had all fallen off.

Has anyone out there replaced the seam tape on a tent? What would be the best way of going about it? I would leave it as is, but the glue the tape left behind is sticky and will probably make a mess of the fly if I leave it too long.

Thanks

Paj
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Reply By: Ian - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 01:03

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 01:03
Paj,
Go to your local camping Store and get some Seam Sealing Glue. Use this to re-glue the tape to the Fly.

If the tape has completly fallen off then just use the Seam Sealer directly to the Fly.

Cheers
Yarn
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 06:27

Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at 06:27
How old is it .
You could still have waranty on it.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: paj - Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 22:43

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005 at 22:43
It's is about 4 years old and out of waranty.

Thanks

Paj
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Reply By: Rust bucket - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 00:42

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 00:42
After you've spent an entire day stuffing around with messy glue and tape the tent will tear in half in the next strong wind because of the damage to the nylon fly caused by the sun. If I was you I'd just bite the bullet and buy a propper tent made of canvas. Yeah they're expensive and heavy, but they last forever. Good things to buy secondhand too because unlike nylon tents they're not stuffed after a few weeks in the sun. Freedom are the best. Expensive though. I've got two and I love 'em.
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Follow Up By: paj - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 20:39

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 20:39
Naah, the tent is still going strong and lasted out the last trip when we were worried the wind was going to push the 4by off the beach. Besides how can I justify a new tent when there are three others in the shed : )

Cheers

Paj
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Reply By: Rust bucket - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 21:51

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 21:51
Fair enough. Good luck with the repairs.
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