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Sticky tent fly
cogsy
22/04/2011
12:26:16 PM
I pulled out my old tent from the shed today. The inside surface of the fly is sticky and has a "plastic-y" smell.
It's been sitting in the shed now for about 3 years, as we've been using a bigger tent since then.
Anybody got any ideas on how to clean it.
It's a MSR "Hubba Hubba" tent. The outer surface of the fly is fine, but the inside was stuck together and smelled of plastic.
newbiekid
22/04/2011
1:55:50 PM
im no expert but maybe the plastic did a semi melting job?
cogsy
22/04/2011
1:58:23 PM
The Answer to the problem...

Glen Short has given me the answer...

Dust the sticky surface with Baby or Talcum powder. Gets rid of the Sticky and the smell. Apparently it is a common problem with aging of the polyurethane waterproofing of tent flys.

FYI, the Baby powder worked an absolute treat, and now my tent smells just like your grandmother, instead of a glue shop!
daave
24/04/2011
2:10:36 PM

>
>FYI, the Baby powder worked an absolute treat, and now my tent smells
>just like your grandmother, instead of a glue shop!

How do you know what my grandmother smells like...?
Mr Poopypants
24/04/2011
3:44:50 PM
Chris gets his nose close to lots of grandmas! :-0

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