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How can I seal the seam stitching on my ultralight tent?

 

VAUDE ultralight tents have an expanded lifespan, first-rate water beading properties and excellent UV-resistance with a 3-ply silicone layer, some on the inside as well. The seams are factory seam sealed – with a process that’s unique to VAUDE tents. In order to make your VAUDE ultralight tent 100% waterproof, however, you’ll need to hand seal high-stress anchor points. Read on to find out how.

 

Items Needed

Silicone Sealer

 

Author

VAUDE Repair Team

Date

12.05.2016

Difficulty

Easy

Time Needed

2 minutes per seam point

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Step One

Seal all seam intersecting points on the tent fly, i.e. tent suspension, door straps, etc. on the front and back side. If desired, spread more Sil Net between the straps as well.

Use the brush on the tube and evenly spread a thin layer of Sil Net on all seam intersections. 

 

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Important

The tent material should be dry as well as dust and oil free. Clean the outer fly in advance with a damp towel if necessary.

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Important

Spread open the tent and allow the silicone sections to cure for 24 hours. 

 

Finished! You did it.