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I have had my Squall II for a long time. So long I don"t remember what birthday I got it for. And NOW it leaks. Like CRAZY! Is there some way to waterproof it again? I have dragged it 1700 miles on the AT, 300 miles on the NCNST and maybe another 500 miles on assorted other trails. I don't want to say goodbye but I can no longer use it in any amount of precip because all of my gear gets soaked. Hiking season is coming soon, HELP!
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PostIcon Posted on: Mar. 30 2012, 4:10 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Where does it leak?  If it's through the seams, you can reseal those.   I don't know if it's coming through the fabric itself.
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PostIcon Posted on: Mar. 30 2012, 6:46 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

well I don't know but 2500 miles with one tent (what is it 300 nights ?) that is less than $1  per night, give that poor thing a rest.
I had a Contrail that has done about that many miles set up in my backyard and it looked somewhat tired , but still worked.
Still it did look tired...
All right if you do want to give it the kiss of life you can try the Atsko waterproofing stuff.
You can get a spray can, it may not last that long, or the liquid version.
this one :
http://www.atsko.com/index.p....mid=114
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If it's really dead, I'm sure that it can still be cut down and used as a tarp...

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Can we all just have a moment of silence here?  Sheesh. :(




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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 01 2012, 5:38 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Some silent Moments

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Mix up the same goo you use to seal the seams, and paint the tent with it. Or buy the Atsco stuff Franco was talking about.

Silent Moments. Geez........


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Silent Moments. Geez........

They look like an infestation of aphids.   :laugh:
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I'd say you've gotten more than your money worth n should give it a nice burrial...

or recycle it as stuff bags n maybe a nice tarp as sugested.

Now back to the silent moments.. nice setups!

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I must not be there yet, I keep hiking...
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Contact Henry. He says you can re-treat it and gives you a link to the specific stuff he recommends. Unlike PU coated tents that rot away, there is hope for your tarptent.

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Oh man! NO moments of silence! It can't really be dead, I'm not done hiking yet. I tried spraying it with some spray crap from walmart (which did absolutely nothing!) but I have nothing to lose by spraying it with atsco like you said.
BTW it leaks pretty much all over thru the material. Drip. Drip. Stop it!
If it comes to it I will definitely buy another Squall II.
This tent has been there, done that!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....re=plcp
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I wonder how much wt. you will be adding by treating it?
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The spray can has just over 2oz of silicone in it, the rest is the propellent...
If you use the liquid versio it will be a bit more but again once it dries it isn't that much.
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Do I have to order it online? It can't add enough weight to not make up for being dry. I do not appreciate a soggy sleeping bag or a constant drip on my head.
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Contact Henry. He says you can re-treat it and gives you a link to the specific stuff he recommends. Unlike PU coated tents that rot away, there is hope for your tarptent.

+1.

I know Henry personally and he will fix it for you or tell you how it can be done. There is no better customer service out there!


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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 16 2012, 9:01 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I have a six moons tarptent and they recomend the same Atsko stuff. My tent is doing the same thing. I havent used it out in the rain since treating so dont have any practical experience with it yet.
Id try the atsko before buying new-save yourself $200 aproximatley.

Franco your utube vid didnt work for me. is it a video using atsko?
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I was using the mcNett version , "Thundershield Silicone water proofing" (could be the Atsko re-branded...)
The video is titled "misting silnylon fix"
It's a low res MPEG2 file, should work on dial up.
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Hey...nothing last forever...
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Hey...nothing last forever...

I found that out the hard way last weekend. My Moment is waterproof, but on its first time out there's now 32 holes in the bottom  from mere pine needles! (I know exactly how many because I had to patch them all!) Had absolutely no clue silnylon is so delicate...and ordered the tyvek footprint for it immediately afterwards.
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