Re: Old Tents
Marvin Rosen (marv@NEBULA.ISPACE.COM)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 14:22:52 -0800
Chet Bankowski wrote:
> Hi All
> Regarding the discussions on tents, I have a diffrent
> question which has no easy answer.
> I have an old timberline (about 20 years old) which
> has no waterproofing value left in it.
> After a camping trip, it was put in the bag wet and
> about a month later, it came out full of mold.
> (This is very bad for a tent.)
> Simple solution was to wash it in water and some sort of
> detergent. (Bad Idea)
> Trying to coat it with Recoat 2 left it a sticky- gummy
> mess. The Recoat 2 was removed and now it is natural
> nylon (No waterproofing). The whole tent is like the
> part under the fly, water goes through.
> Anybody out there know how to repair this?
> Has anybody fixed these sort of problems?
> Kenyon said New Tent Time. Others refer to them and
> I haven't received a fix that works.
> Thanks for any help.
> Chester Bankowski
> SA Troop 62
> Monroe, CT
If the mold is gone try a silicone waterproofing agent and seamsealer
several coate will be necessary.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City