Recommendations for seam sealant

#1
Well, we've had the pop up for several days now and we're just about done getting her ready for her first trip. Overall, we're really happy. She did great for the first couple of rains then we had some downpours yesterday and water has dripped in from two seams (not the roof - whew).

We tried the seam sealant from Walmart - does not work. Is there something else out there that is better?

Thanks!

Trishy
 

ARCHER

Senior Member
#2
Re: Recommendations for seam sealant

Trishy, if your talking about the canvas seams, I'd buy some of the spray waterproofing for for tents, etc. They also make a wax like tube of stuff for seams, but that might be what you just tried. ;)
 
#4
Re: Recommendations for seam sealant

Well, we had tried the Kenyan sealant and it didn't work. However, clear silicone caulking worked like a charm! I will try the Parfin wax next time if we have anymore problems. I'm so impressed with my work on the seams, I've decided I'm an ace with a caulking gun and am going to recaulk a bathroom or two.

Blessings and sorry about posting this twice about the sealant!

Trishy
 

Kirk

Senior Member
#5
Re: Recommendations for seam sealant

Silicone caulking for the seams in the canvas? I can't think that is a very good choice but reading your second post I'm not sure. Having done a lot of camping in both tents and in two different pop-up trailers I sure would not depend upon caulk to seal a sewn seam. In time it will separate and leak again. When it does you will need to get 100% of it out of the material because not even silicone caulk will stick to cured silicone.
 
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