Hey all -- Recently purchased Black Diamond Bipod bivy. Seam-sealed the tent but still getting leaks when it rains. Turns out the two slots for tent pole insertion are attached to the main body of the tent by two triangle-shaped pieces of fabric. This fabric is made of a different material than the main body of the tent (feels like nylon, but not sure). So the glue that BD sent to seal the seams -- Gear Aid Seam Grip + WP (urethane base) -- dries and flakes off on those two patches of fabric. 1) Already contacted BD cust support -- no response 2) Not sure what material those two troublesome pieces of fabric are made of. But the main body of the tent appears to be made of laminated nylon. 3) Was wondering if anyone knows of any product I could use to prime those pieces of fabric for use with the Gear Aid. Any alternative product would be great too, but it would have to A) be waterproof, B) not flake off like the Gear Aid, C) not destroy the fabric of the tent. Any help would be appreciated -- thanks
Your bivy should be made with Todd Tex, a joke name for early days Gore Tex (PTFE) material used by Bibler. ( Todd Bibler made the original design) For those nylon loops use silicone. Paint a thin layer right at the edge where they connect with the yellow fabric. Make sure you paint the inside as well. If you don't already have silicone about, get a small tube of clear Permatex . It is already diluted , sold with other car care products.