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Re Waterproofing Tents / Canvas.

Postby Rosco1 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:34 am

Has any-one ever 'Re-Waterproofed' their tent...If so,,,What product do you recommend & how did you apply the product ???

I was in BCF last week checking this out.....No-One on the staff seemed to clued up on how to do it....VERY keen to sell me a NEW tent though....

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Re: Re Waterproofing Tents / Canvas.

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:59 am

I did my canvas tent some years ago and used a product called Bush n Beach canvas sealer. I bought it from the local saddlery.

I had a blue and yellow tent and was able to buy the canvas waterproofing in colours which helped to restore the canvas colour as well.

I would be looking at a canvas place or a real camping store...not a place like BCF.

There is a camping place at Sumner Park....try him.
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Re: Re Waterproofing Tents / Canvas.

Postby Rosco1 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:32 pm

Thanks Gypsy....Theres a really neat Camping store I enjoy going to out by Morayfield.....might shoot out there now.....its an Owner operated store.

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Re: Re Waterproofing Tents / Canvas.

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:10 pm

SO Rosco....have you been and how did you go with getting some product??
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Re: Re Waterproofing Tents / Canvas.

Postby Rosco1 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:13 am

Well here I am...Nearly 1am and its my nite off but because I'm used to being awake all nite...I can't sleep..Bummer....
Yes Gypsy. I went shopping in the storm for 'Water proofing' products..lol BUT decided to carry on to Morayfield to a camping store I really enjoy visiting...OUTBACK ADVENTURES'...What great people they are and carry a huge range of Camping & Fishing gear....Hard to beat owner operated stores and their prices are pretty competitive....but mostly, their staff have product knowledge.
The product I decided on is made by 'SUPA-PEG' and called DRY PROOF CANVAS PROOFING....(made in Australia as well :grin: )....It also is a treatment & Mildew Inhibitor....Seems like good stuff.....Not Cheap @ $78- but a superior product to the cheaper one I was offered @54- ($70ish @ BCF) per 5ltrs...covers 16--17 sq mtrs.

I also bought a new pole for our gas lantern as the one I have has a faulty control knob...PLUS...
I also had a look at the new 2.4 Yamaha generator.....Gunna talk to Santa Avis & see if I'm gunna get one for Xmas...lol
Jumped in the Patrol.....And drove back through the storm.....Got side tracked talking to some people about their Motor-home on the way....and got home around 6-30.......All-n-all...A nice afternoon.
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Re: Re Waterproofing Tents / Canvas.

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:26 am

Yeah, it is not cheap....the stuff I used was about $70 and that was several years ago.

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Re: Re Waterproofing Tents / Canvas.

Postby Steve L » Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:50 pm

I bought a second hand camper trailer tent & it was leaking really bad, after chatting to a guy about canvas he recommended a product called Brellaproof it is made for Australian canvas. I followed the instructions and after i had finished it rained heavily for about a week, the canvas was fantastic there wasn't a drop of water.

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Re: Re Waterproofing Tents / Canvas.

Postby Rosco1 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:08 pm

I finally got around to doing it yesterday while we had a fine day...let it dry for a few hours then tried it last nite with the hose in a corner when Avis got home....Worked like a charm.
Since then...it looks like we are joining the hundreds / thousands...who have decided not to head out looking for trouble this Xmas....and decided to put our camping off for a few weeks till it clears up....by the sounds of it....this torrid weather is supposed to go right till March.
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