Silnylon Repair Tape?

5:02 p.m. on January 23, 2009 (EST)
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I just got back from a long winter trip and noticed a small hole in my Hilleberg kerlon fly, silnylon basically, and of course tried a regular clear tent fabric ripstop-style tape. Peeled off. Then I put on a small round fabric patch using McNett seam sealer. Peeled off, of course. So I ordered some more McNett's silnylon seam sealer and will attach a patch with it. My question is, is there a repair tape for silnylon like the old style ripstop repair tape?

10:36 p.m. on January 26, 2009 (EST)
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Did you try McNett's Sil Fix?

I had a really informative talk with a McNett rep at OR the other day. He told me how they work with all the warranty departments to develop products to truly fix and repair gear properly. With their tent tapes and patches they use the same materials from the same factories that product the tents for the repair kits and materials.

Hope that helps.

12:30 p.m. on January 27, 2009 (EST)
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Thanks for the update. I in fact just made an order from Prolitegear for a few McNett SilFix kits, so I suppose there will be actual tape included. I just thought that maybe the people that make that roll of ripstop tape, Kenyon?, may have something for silnylon.

4:52 p.m. on January 30, 2009 (EST)
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Kenyon makes a clear tape, I wonder if that we stick? I know we used it on an aluminum canoe with a hole, and when we checked canoes out a year later, it was still on and holding.

5:16 p.m. on January 30, 2009 (EST)
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That Kenyon tape sounds very sturdy! Good fix.

I just posted a blog on McNett ( and figured I'd add a link here to their Silicone treated tent repair page, should anyone need it:

They have quite a bit of info in their online Repair Guide:

8:26 a.m. on January 31, 2009 (EST)
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The Kenyon tape does work well. I made a temporary field repair to the torn lining of a rain jacket with it...three years ago. One caution, it has a tendency to stick to itself after laundering or folding the Garment.

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