Waterproofing seams

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by andy_wrx, 27 Jul 2007.

  1. We've bought an Edinburgh Bike Co-op copy of a Yak Bob trailer.
    It's about half the price of a real one, and we had a 20% off voucher so even better.

    It comes with a waterproof bag - or at any rate it's made out of waterproof-looking fabric but isn't seam-sealed.

    With the Summer weather we've been having, I'm thinking I'd like to do this, rather than arrive at the campsite and change out of my wet cycling kit into my...other wet clothes.

    What does anyone recommend ?
    Someone's suggested I get a tube of silicone bathroom sealant.
  2. alfablue

    alfablue New Member

    You can get tent seam sealant for £3 or £4 - try Blacks or similar or online here
  3. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    I had problems with an old tent (not canvas - some sort of nylon type stuff), got some stuff from the local outdoors/camping shop specifically for re-proofing seams - worked a treat (don't know what it's called, the label came of ages ago). I also got some stick-on seam tape at the same time - never had to use it, in fact I don't know where it is now.
  4. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Duck tape... doesn't look so pretty but it works.
  5. OP

    andy_wrx Über Member

    Thanks - some things to try. :thumbsup:
  6. littlestwoo

    littlestwoo New Member

    Use an inner plastic bag along with your sealed seams (gelert do an inexspensive seam sealer).

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