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What can I do if a tent rainfly is 'Tacky'?

Hi REI Employees,

When I took my Roadster tent fly out of the bag, after having it packed away for several years, the fly is tacky/ sticky. Do you know if this condition makes the fly less water/ rain-proof? Anyway that you know of, to make it less tacky?

Thank you, Connie Weber

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@connieweber2 sorry to hear you've got a sticky rainfly; we've actually had a few folks ask the same question here in the community and you can find a recent thread here! You'll find a few suggestions in this and other threads, including sunshine, gentle detergent, and re-waterproofing, although most folks find that once a rainfly has become overly sticky, it's likely time for a new one!

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