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Posted: 8/23/2017 8:29:37 PM EDT
I have three tents a eight person that a friend borrowed two years ago and hasn't returned and it never leaked.

A two or three person Jeep tent that that doesn't leak yet.

I just got a 10x10 TeePee tent from ebay and this thing leaks at every seam and the sewing is terrible. It by no means was taped over.
Any clue as to what I can do besides the cans of Waterproofing ?

I like the idea of the TeePee, but this thing is a covered shower in the true sense.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:35:42 PM EDT
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Go to Walmart and buy a couple of tubes of seam sealer.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:37:14 PM EDT
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Shoe goo the seams.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:39:36 PM EDT
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Go get back your good tent?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:40:52 PM EDT
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Ummmm.  Seam sealer?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:40:57 PM EDT
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K-Kote. By Kenyon.

I have it in the seams of my 30 yr old Eureka. It's still not leaking.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:41:16 PM EDT
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That is silicone right ?  How long does it last?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:41:48 PM EDT
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Working on it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:42:21 PM EDT
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I used to seal seams with seal seam stuff back in the day.  Now they're taped.

Either way, I use a groundcloth (4mm or better plastic sheet cut just slightly undersized). Just use a groundcloth and don't pitch it someplace where water pools if it's going to be wet.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:44:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:45:15 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:48:34 PM EDT
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I use clear GE silicone II mixed with coleman fuel to thin and apply with a foam brush. But that's on sylnylon tents.  It's what the mfg recommends.
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I think that is what I was looking for , but couldn't remember what was used.  Thanks for that.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:51:24 PM EDT
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Yeap.

I have three tubes I need to use after 5 years.

Been doing other things.

Chris
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:56:23 PM EDT
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On old canvas tents we use to rub the seams with white wax utility candles.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:57:02 PM EDT
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Any clue as to what I can do besides the cans of Waterproofing ?
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http://us.hilleberg.com/EN/
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:01:46 PM EDT
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I have three tents a eight person that a friend borrowed two years ago and hasn't returned and it never leaked.

A two or three person Jeep tent that that doesn't leak yet.

I just got a 10x10 TeePee tent from ebay and this thing leaks at every seam and the sewing is terrible. It by no means was taped over.
Any clue as to what I can do besides the cans of Waterproofing ?

I like the idea of the TeePee, but this thing is a covered shower in the true sense.
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You neglected to mention what type of material it's made from. I'm guessing canvas? If so, I'd go with silicon caulk. 

If it's nylon, something paraffin based like snow seal. 
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:05:56 PM EDT
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