Black Diamond Beta Light - Seam Sealing - EFFED UP

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Black Diamond Beta Light - Seam Sealing - EFFED UP

by jareds » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:07 am

Hey I got a Beta Light, got some silnet silicone seam sealer - could not find any instructions online, or at least none that showed how to apply -

TL,DR - I sealed the seams on the outside of the tent like an idiot.

    is there a problem with this?
    I could return it as I got it at backcountry.com
    I'd rather NOT return it as it was a butt-load of time to do it.

thanks!

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Re: Black Diamond Beta Light - Seam Sealing - EFFED UP

by mrchad9 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:27 am

I never seam sealed mine, and have used it a couple seasons without issue. Been in snow, rail, and hail and always fine. Never an all day downpour, but for the normal thunderstorms its been great even without the sealant.

If it works without the sealant, I'd think it'd be ok improperly applied. Try it.

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Re: Black Diamond Beta Light - Seam Sealing - EFFED UP

by Autoxfil » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:46 pm

It'll be just fine.

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Re: Black Diamond Beta Light - Seam Sealing - EFFED UP

by jareds » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:47 am

Awesome thanks.
Don't plan on using it when there's rain or bugs, just snow. Shouldve asked on here first about the seam sealing, sounds like its NBD. time to take it out and use it!

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Re: Black Diamond Beta Light - Seam Sealing - EFFED UP

by Autoxfil » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:13 pm

For snow only I have been using mine without seam seal for a couple years without issue. So a little extra protection won't hurt anything, and it'll make the thing last longer, since it's usually the seams that wear out first. Unless you pile rocks on it or something.


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