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#1 neilestrick

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:06 PM

Art fair season is fast approaching. Acceptances and rejections have been coming in this week. Soon it will be time to re-seal my popup canopy to keep it water tight. Any recommendations?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:07 PM

I haven't tried this myself, but I hear that lots of artists use sealers made for camping tents. It's not expensive and very effective when applied once a year. You can also pack a roll of white duct tape for temporary patches during a show.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:56 PM

I have used this on all my boat covers for years-and once on a canopy cover
they make a cleaner as well

303 High Tech Fabric Guard

you can mail order it at
Westmarine.com
as well as other places
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:04 PM

Boat people have an answer for everything. Thanks!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:49 PM

Boat people have an answer for everything. Thanks!


When you are at sea you need to be able to fix/repair/rethink/get back/survive without others
That stuff works great
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

I'd be interested in that too, Mark.
How would it be applied, spray, brush? Is there any flaking or cracking? DO you apply it to the outside of the canopy, inside, or both?
Thanks!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

I sprayed it to the outside-on a warm day after washing it a few days before lightly with a hose.
I do my two boat covers with it ever 3 years the same way
You should most likely test it on a small spot first
All fabrics are treated differently.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:48 PM

Thanks Mark. I think that's exactly what I need. I got into a massive downpour at a fair last year, but my booth was brand new. Many of my neighbors had old booths that were not sealed, and they were a mess. Some had water inside picture frames and lost a lot of work. My pots don't mind getting wet, but I do!
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