scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Waterproofing Canvas
Tue May 23 2000 - 14:24:41 CDT
In the early 1990's Sierra Designs did extensive testing of what to use to
waterproof tent seams. The winner and only real option was seam sealer.
(No product relationship.) I would hesitate to use something that may
assist in degrading the fabric. Contact the tent manufacture and see what
they recommend for leaks in the main fabric. Seam sealer for all the seams,
James H. Moss 303-980-5353
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> Marcia, try "Thompson's Water Seal" in a spray bottle. I use it on hiking
> boots, canvas pack I made, topographical maps (just brush it on, it makes
> great waterproofer of paper), and will shortly apply to my Eureka tent
> leaked terribly this past weekend! I did not enjoy being wet all night!
> John Blanchard SM Troop 35 Narragansett Council