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    Default Fabric Seam Sealer / Waterproofer

    Can anyone recommend a seam sealant for the sriching on a tent that will not show on the surface once dry? The only ones that I can see are SeamGrip but from reviews and previous experience it leaves a clear but visible mark. One I have not tried is Seamsure

    Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Central Scotland
    Journal Entries


    I used seamgrip to repair some tabs that had come off/were coming off my tent. There was absolutely no showing through but as you can see that was on a double layer of the fabric. I dusted them with athletes foot powder afterwards (had no talc!!) so they look a bit messy but they are on the inside of the tent and I can't see them when the inner is on. Strength before beauty! Seam tape be a better idea?



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    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    The space behind your walls


    You can make your own seam sealer its way cheaper and just the same as the stuff you get in those small tubes you pay a packet for , just mix standard clear bathroom sealant with white spirit about 50/50 use a small brush to paint on the seams on the inside of the tent so marks do not matter, it works a treat , I have used this method for some years now on all sorts of tents and tarps and it has never failed
    Remember to leave for a full day before packing the tent away
    Hope this helps

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