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I have a much loved and well used Nylon Frame tent.
Bless it finally it is leaking from the factory applied seam tape which is puckering in places.
So I am wanting to make good. From what I have learnt everyone talks of using the gloopy stuff Seam sealant from a tube, which take a good 24 hours to cure and attitional faffing around with applying talc.
My hesitation with using this method is the additional wet weather and literally no window to get the job done.
I have come accross Seam Sealing Tape which is 2 layer applied hot melt using an iron. The seller informs me it is suitable for Nylon as long as I clean it beforehand. Also I can buy a whole 20m which is what I guess I will need..
So I am wandering if you could help, there seems to be no mention of people using tape on my google searches. Has anyone used and had experience in using this repair method?
If viable it seems that I could work with tape indoors regardless of the weather and have an instantly usable waterproof seam.
As it is heat applied would it survive hot sunny days or would it start to peel?
I was thinking of removing most of the pealing old seam tape, but not forcing any stuck fast tape and cleaning the area with rubbing alcohol.
Then when all the seams are done finally applying the entire tent with a suitable waterproof coating. What do you think?
All help is greatly appreciated