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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2018, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Default Diluting McNett Silnet seam sealer ?

I am going to seam seal my new North Face Phoenix single wall tent. But the McNett SilNet seam sealer is way too thick to apply properly. I see in it's contents, SilNet uses Toluene as a solvent. Does anyone know of a more readily-available solvent I can thin this stuff with ? Thanks !
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I think you can use mineral spirits to thin it out. Or you could get your own silicone and add mineral spirits to it like this:

How to Seam Seal a Tarptent on Vimeo
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Thanks ! I actually used silicone diluted with turpentine on my Nordisk tent. Not too pleased with the results; the silicone is flaking off the silnylon fly material. I think I'll stick to the McNett Sil-Net for my Phoenix. I'll try using the turpentine as you suggested... Thanks !
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