sealing holes in a tent

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 16:19
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ladies and gents

I am after some advice on what to use on a tent. Recently purchased a Tanami Tourer and have found that there are some small leaks where the eylets are stitched into the floor. What materials ( I would presume silicone based) are suitable for use.

cheers

Mike
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Reply By: russ36 - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 16:25

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 16:25
seamgrip, esp designed for you and your leaky tent, from good camping stores, made my monnet, in wa... 14.95 for a tube
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Follow Up By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 16:30

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 16:30
why thankin you sir.....
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Reply By: johannagoanna - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 17:36

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 17:36
I totally agree, seamgrip, is the best thing on the market, I use it for sealing seams, holes etc. I got my tube from Boots, did all reams on a tourer, and still heaps left! - hope this helps, Jo
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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 17:38

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 17:38
For most new tents it is recommended to erect the tent and wet/hose it so that the stitching expands and seals all the tiny stitching holes. Or is yours beyond this process.
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Follow Up By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 18:11

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 18:11
thanks for the reply guys, yep done the hose down /dry bit, these are small gaps from the needle holes in the floor which is not canvas.

going to go and get some seam grip on the way home.

cheers

Mike
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Reply By: bruce - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:32

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:32
Rubbing a candle along the seam worked for us on the poptop seams...the wax gets in the needle holes and seals them....simple
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Reply By: Moose - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 14:53

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 14:53
Mate - if it's new and you've followed the manufacturers directions and the holes are still there I don't see that you should have to fix a manufacturing fault. Take it back and get them to apply whatever at their cost. I know that the cost to you is small but they shouldn't sell shoddy goods and expect the consumer to lump it.
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Follow Up By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 18:14

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 18:14
it was second hand new- couple had brought it and never taken it out of the bag. Not a hard problem to fix, just a nuicance
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:00

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:00
I had a cople of small tears/holes in my old second handy canvas tent. I just filled them with good old silicon rubber, it's worked a treat so far (only had it a year or so, it's about 10-15 years old at least).
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