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    Default Silnylon repair tape

    I managed to poke a hole in my silnylon tarptent. I could not get duct tape to stick to temporarily patch it. The tape was sticky, it just would not stick to the silicone. Now that I am back home I'll sew a patch and seal it. Recommendation for an emergency patch for silnylon? Hot water in pot/cup to sort of fuze? Wipe with babywipe first? Wipe with hand sanitizer? Gear repair tape for silnylon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeartFire View Post
    Perfect. Thanks.

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    Yes, gear tape for silnylon or use GE silicon caulk thinned down with white gas and then some type of patch material (old silnylon stuff sack?)

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    BTW, tape or thinned silicone, do wipe the fabric first with mineral spirit or ith a cloth with some soap on it and then wipe off with just a damp cloth and let dry.

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    I have experience with this tape, my young bird dog chewed my tarptent door on my new SS2, tape cleaned it right up and has held very well.
    Trail Miles: 5,125.9
    AT Map 1: Completed 13-21'
    Sheltowee Trace: Completed 20-23'
    Pinhoti Trail: Completed 23-24'
    GSMNP900: 134.7(16.8%)
    Foothills Trail: 47.9
    AT Map 2: 279.4
    CDT: 210.9
    BMT: 52.7

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