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Postby joeis » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:41 am

Can someone tell me the best way to re-waterproof a canvas tent :D :?
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Re: canvas tent

Postby Brother Ranulf » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:56 am

I used to have a small "soldier" tent made up from canvas pieces bought at a market - I treated it several times over the years using Granger's Fabsil, brushed on and found it worked perfectly. I bought this at one of those specialist camping shops locally. Other similar products include Nikwax, Fabprotect and Storm, some come as a spray rather than brush treatment, which you would probably need for a larger tent.


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Re: canvas tent

Postby joeis » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:31 am

Thank you will look at this stuff my tent is a ridge tent about12ft - 8ft and about 6 1/2ft height the one side opens to make a good place to eat in got weather.
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Re: canvas tent

Postby Mark Griffin » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:14 am

when spraying the inside, wear full PPE no mater how 'safe' it purports to be.

a bit of info here (use with caution) http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.p ... mber=12771

and if using linseed, be aware of the self-combustion issue

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Re: canvas tent

Postby bourbon » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:41 am

Just seen this thread. Apologies for the late reply. Thomson's water seal for brickwork is basically the same stuff as Fabsil but cheaper! Agree totally about full PPE though. (although a hi-vis jacket won't help much!)


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Re: canvas tent

Postby latheaxe » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:45 pm

Dont use Thompsons waterseal, They changed the makeup of the product a while ago.. Use Fabsil, You cant go wrong... :D :D



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Re: canvas tent

Postby Chris, yclept John Barber » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:29 pm

To avoid the need for full PPE when treating the inside of a tent, simply erect it inside-out.

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Re: canvas tent

Postby Mark Griffin » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:18 pm

where the wind will blow a large % of your stuff away, and in random directions, inc over you. You'd still need full PPE and spend more I'm afraid.

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