Loading... Please wait...
  • SilNet™ Silicone Seam Sealer
  • SilNet™ Silicone Seam Sealer

SilNet™ Silicone Seam Sealer

$7.75
Qty
    • Only seam sealer that adheres to silicone-impregnated fabrics
    • Formulated for Silnylon
    • Ideal for ultralight tents, tarps, packs, and garments
    • Unaffected by extreme heat or cold
    • Enough for one backpacking tent/tarp

     

    Seam sealer seals the holes formed by the sewing machine needle as it stitched the fabric. Left unsealed, rain works its way through those holes and will begin to drip on you in the middle of the night. Who wants to sleep in a puddle? Once properly sealed, you can rest easy.

    Seam sealer also repairs pinhole rips in fabric. Simply applying a small amount over the hole will seal it from leaking.

    SilNet™ Silicone Seam Sealer is specially formulated for Silnylon. It’s the only seam sealer that adheres to silicone-impregnated or silicone-coated fabrics. Only silicone sticks to silicone. SilNet will not bond properly to non-siliconized fabrics. Extreme heat or cold will not affect the performance of SilNet. Washing is OK. One tube seals an average 2-person backpacking tent/tarp.

    Don’t wait to the night before a trip to seal your tent/tarp. While it takes some time, carefully applying SilNet to a new tent/tarp is a right of passage. Take pride knowing that your effort will ensure a dry night when it pours.

     

    Instructions

    Seam Sealing

    1. Temperature should be above 60° F (16° C) and humidity below 80%.
    2. Pitch tent/tarp tightly so all seams are taut.
    3. Apply outside or in a well-ventilated area. Wear gloves.
    4. Clean seams on a used tent/tarp with isopropyl alcohol.
    5. Squeeze a little glob of seam sealer in a small container, like a plastic cup. You can thin seam sealer by repeatedly pouring in small amounts of mineral spirits and mix with a stir stick until reaching the consistency of olive oil. Start small and mix more sealer as needed.
    6. Using a brush or foam applicator, carefully apply a thin coat across the seams, making sure the seam sealer gets in all the stitching holes. For rolled seams, also apply where the edge of the seam rolls under. You only need to seal the outside of the shelter. Take your time to be neat. After a few minutes the applied seam sealer will begin to gel, so don’t go back over the seam with a brush or it will get gummy and look bad. Missed spots can be touched up after waiting at least 8 hours.
    7. Clean hands with soap and water.
    8. Allow 24 hours to dry while the tent/tarp is still pitched taut. Test for tack before folding or using. A light surface tackiness is normal on freshly-cured SilNet and will dissipate with use. Tack can be eliminated by dusting with unscented talcum powder.

    Pinhole Repair

    1. Temperature should be above 60° F (16° C) and humidity below 80%.
    2. Apply outside or in a well-ventilated area. Wear gloves.
    3. Clean around hole with isopropyl alcohol.
    4. Place clear tape on back side of fabric across hole.
    5. Squeeze a little glob of seam sealer on a piece of paper.
    6. Using a brush, carefully apply a thin coat across the pinhole and 0.25 in. (6 mm) around. Take your time to be neat.
    7. Clean hands with soap and water.
    8. Allow 24 hours to dry. Test for tack before folding or using. A light surface tackiness is normal on freshly-cured SilNet and will dissipate with use. Tack can be eliminated by dusting with unscented talcum powder.
    9. Remove clear tape.

     

    Specifications

    Net Weight: 1.5 oz (42.5 g)

     

    orange-background-warning-99x20.png

    • Irritates eyes. Over exposure may cause skin irritation, drowsiness. May irritate nose and throat.
    • Avoid eye and skin contact. DO NOT handle contact lenses with product on hands. In case of eye contact, flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention. In case of skin contact, wipe off and flush with water. Obtain medical attention if irritation occurs.
    • Avoid breathing vapor. Provide adequate ventilation to reduce vapors below discomfort level. In case of inhalation discomfort, remove to fresh air.
    • Product releases oxine (alcohol-like odor) during curing. Fully cured product is non-hazardous.
    • Keep out of reach of children.

    In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.

    This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

    Write your own product review

    Sign up for our newsletter

    Electronic Payments

    View Cart Go To Checkout