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Survival advice: waterproofing (III).

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All these methods are especially useful when you want to treat clean, open surfaces, but whenever you find stitches or seams, things are different because the wholes left by the needles, the variations in elasticity of the various components involved, etc. make then a little bit more difficult to cover.

First, you should apply directly over the seams some extra coats of sealant, whether you are using commercial or circumstance products, and then, you should cover them with a rectangular piece of fabric or tape firmly glued together. Dope is a very good sealant available to model aircraft builders as well as owners of large fabric-covered aircraft.

You should be very thorough with seams because they always tend to cause problems, particularly in the case of tents because most models are especially vulnerable there and will tend to soak the interior, your sleeping bag and the rest of your gear.

You can also use grease or oil to cover clothes or fabrics, turning them reasonably rainproof, but the main disadvantage of this option is that you will certainly get dirty using them.

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