- Have you asked at the local dry cleaners? I worked at Jarvis Cleaners in Warren, PA and they waterproofed stuff in a huge barrel and then dried it. Would that work for a tent? It would certainly be faster.
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From: isabel_of_falcons_quarry <HI_it_is_me@...>
Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2007 10:34:40 PM
Subject: [SCA Newcomers] It's camping season, almost......question time!
ok, so last spring I bought a nice big Coleman tent. It worked
wonderfully and even survived horrible winds (the tent looked like it
was going to blow completely flat a few times but never did...lol)
and rain with minimal leakage. We didn't seal it with any products
last year as it was a last minute replacement for suddenly missing
old tent. The three or for places it did leak were all along the
Here's the question:
Should I spray the whole tent and rainfly with some sort of
waterproofing spray or should I just use some type of sealer for the
seams? Also, would it work to just seal the spots on the seams that
leaked or should I do them all?
I've heard mixed reviews of the spray in that they reduce
breathability and such. Not to mention the time and money it would
take to do a tent as big as mine (can comfortably sleep a queen
airmatress and a twin airmatress with room to spare for
belongings.. .don't remember the exact dimensions though).
Can anyone recommend any specific products that worked well for you
(or any products to avoid).
Thanks for the help.
North Oaken, Middle Kingdom
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