DIY waterproofing

abn sportsman

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I had some Neos River trekkers that were leaking. I thinned down clear silicone with coleman white gas and brushed it on in several coats. It worked fine but probably needs it again before this summer.
 

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I was thinking about treating the rain fly on our tent and our pack bags with a product that I use to treat our brick to keep the water from soaking into it. The stuff is water- based and works really well on brick, concrete, etc. and it lasts for a long time....the sun doesn't break it down. It is expensive for a 5 gallon can but since I will be using it on the house, I'll just treat my tent and packs as well. I have never used this on anything but brick yet so this will be the first. I am also going to contact the seller and make sure that it won't harm the material. I don't think it will at all but want to be sure.

Sure Klean Weather Seal Siloxane PD is a water-based silane / siloxane water repellent for concrete and most masonry surfaces
 

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I was thinking about treating the rain fly on our tent and our pack bags with a product that I use to treat our brick to keep the water from soaking into it. The stuff is water- based and works really well on brick, concrete, etc. and it lasts for a long time....the sun doesn't break it down. It is expensive for a 5 gallon can but since I will be using it on the house, I'll just treat my tent and packs as well. I have never used this on anything but brick yet so this will be the first. I am also going to contact the seller and make sure that it won't harm the material. I don't think it will at all but want to be sure.

Sure Klean Weather Seal Siloxane PD is a water-based silane / siloxane water repellent for concrete and most masonry surfaces
Only thing that might happen is that it will flake off because it's not a solid surface and will move. That will depend on how far it penetrates in or stays on top. Hard to say. I think I'd try it on something else first before committing.
 

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@4mer...for sure. Will definitely do a test run on something similar before I coat the entire rain fly.
 

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