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Old 01-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Silicone Spray

Anyone ever use this stuff or something similar?
Kiwi Camp Dry Silicone Water Repellent Spray

Does it work well?

I was thinking of using it on the bottom of my aging tent.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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You might find this interesting..
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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You might find this interesting..
http://www.myboatstore.com/scotchguard.asp
Thanks for the link.

The reason I asked is because I found a 3/4 full can in the bottom of my camping bin that I must have bought several years ago for an old pair of boots or something, and on my last camping trip (last weekend) the bottom of my tent was rather soaked when I woke up.
...Never had that problem before.

Any feedback on this product?
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link.

The reason I asked is because I found a 3/4 full can in the bottom of my camping bin that I must have bought several years ago for an old pair of boots or something, and on my last camping trip (last weekend) the bottom of my tent was rather soaked when I woke up.
...Never had that problem before.

Any feedback on this product?
Tried with an old coat that lost it's DWR and it was a true waste of time.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link.

The reason I asked is because I found a 3/4 full can in the bottom of my camping bin that I must have bought several years ago for an old pair of boots or something, and on my last camping trip (last weekend) the bottom of my tent was rather soaked when I woke up.
...Never had that problem before.

Any feedback on this product?
And you are sure that water came up from under you and wasn't condensation? I'm afraid if its coming thru the floor there is no real fix in a can. You would get much better results from laying a siliconized nylon tarp under it then you will from some sort of spray. Of course there is always the new winter tent route too.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:20 PM   #6
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And you are sure that water came up from under you and wasn't condensation? I'm afraid if its coming thru the floor there is no real fix in a can. You would get much better results from laying a siliconized nylon tarp under it then you will from some sort of spray. Of course there is always the new winter tent route too.
My guess is that it was a combination of both.
I usually do not have the dog with me on winter camping trips.
The tent was on top of snow, and the wool blankets that I used for her were the most wet.

Thanks for all the feedback.
New winter tent next year for sure.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:43 PM   #7
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This year I gave the canvas portions of the tent on my twenty year old pop-up a coat of silicone spray. We had begun to have problems with the canvas becoming saturated and wicking to the interior. It worked extremely well.
But the key word here may be "canvas". I don't know if it would work on a nylon backpacking tent, or if it might even have some negative effects.
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