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How do I seal the seams on my Ultralight tent with Silicone Seam Sealer?

 

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.

 

Tools Needed

Silicone Seam Sealer Kit with cloth and brush, paper towel

 

Difficulty

Medium

Time Needed

30 minutes

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Step One

Apply the silicone to the seam and spread it with the supplied brush. If necessary, wipe off excess silicone on the sides with a cloth. Allow to dry for 24 hours.

Note: Apply the silicone not only on the seams but also around other seams, such as loops.

 

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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.