PRODUCT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Wear gloves during application to avoid skin contact.
PREP: Clean seams on used tents with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
APPLY: Apply a thin layer of Seam Grip WP to the inside of the seam (one coat).
DRY: Allow it to dry overnight, typically taking around 8-12 hours, though it may take longer in low humidity conditions. For a quicker 2-hour dry time, mix small batches of Seam Grip WP with Aquaseal FD Cure Accelerator (1 part cure accelerator to 3-4 parts Seam Grip) and apply it with a brush. For adhesive applications, roughen and clean surfaces with rubbing alcohol, apply Seam Grip WP to both surfaces, and allow them to become tacky for 15 minutes. Then join the surfaces together and secure them overnight (using clamps or tape).
Once cured, Seam Grip WP may have a slight surface tackiness. You can eliminate this by sprinkling it with talcum or baby powder.
CLEAN UP: Seam Grip WP will dry and flake off hands. Washing hands with soap and water will expedite the curing process. Uncured Seam Grip can be partially removed with a coarse cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol. For the easiest cleanup, wear disposable rubber gloves.
STORAGE: Advance the contents to the tube neck and securely replace the original cap. Store a partially used tube in the freezer.
DISCLAIMER: Since the use of this material is beyond our control, we provide no express or implied warranty.
SPECIAL APPLICATIONS & TIPS
TENT SEAM SEALING: Perimeter seams on "seam-taped" tents are often not factory sealed and require sealing. Apply a thin layer of Seam Grip to the inside floor seams and allow it to dry overnight. A slight surface tack is normal and will dissipate with tent use (apply talcum or baby powder to alleviate this tackiness). Use Seam Grip WP to seal areas that regularly leak, such as stake-out points at corners. To seal the seams on your rainfly, set it up inside-out for easier application and attach the rainfly to the tent so all seams are taut.
TEAR & HOLE REPAIRS: Apply just enough Seam Grip WP to cover the hole and extend it 1⁄4 inch beyond. Allow it to dry overnight. For a 2-hour cure time, mix Seam Grip WP with Cure Accelerator before applying.
SEAM TAPE TIP: If a small section of seam tape has peeled, use Seam Grip WP to reattach it. If the tape seems to be failing everywhere, remove and discard it, then clean the seams with isopropyl alcohol and reseal with Seam Grip WP.
Seam Grip WP is typically applied to the underside of tent rainflies or the inside of tents. You can seam-seal the outside of tents or tent rainflies; however, Seam Grip may slightly yellow when exposed to UV rays.
Seam Grip WP can be diluted with cure accelerator or toluene. Mixing with toluene will only dilute the adhesive and will not provide a faster cure time.
Seam Grip WP is a moisture-cured adhesive, meaning the more moisture present, the quicker it dries.
When applied to clothing, our adhesives are permanent and cannot be removed.
You can color Seam Grip WP using ceramic pigment found at most craft stores. Mix it directly into the Seam Grip WP.
Once cured, Seam Grip WP is inert.
HOW TO APPLY SEAM SEALER TO DIFFERENT SEAM TYPES
Once opened, store an unused tube as follows:
- Advance the contents to the tube neck to remove any trapped air.
- Wipe the tube threads clean to prevent the cap from sticking.
- Securely cap the tube.
- Place the adhesive in a plastic ziplock bag.
- Store the adhesive in a dry environment like your freezer. When ready to use, run the tube under warm water for about a minute.
THE MANY USES FOR SEAM GRIP WP
- Patch holes in air mattress or sleeping pad
- Coat bottom of down booties for winter camping
- Repair fabric holes and tears on gaiters from crampons
- Coat seams on new hiking boots
- Reduce slippage between sleeping pad and tent floor
- Adhere patches to fabrics
- Seam seal embroidery
- Repair convertible tops