On one of the tent waterproofing product videos (here) it said that the tent could be soaked in a solution of water, dish soap and isopropyl alcohol to remove the sticky residue. Do you have any advice regarding this? I'm still struggling with removing the flakey bits of tape and the tent floor is very tacky as the video mentions.
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I recently purchased a used REI 3+ quarterdome tent (I think a 2012 model) through a friend's friend. The seller mentioned the tent seams along the floor and corners (it's a bathtub design) likely needed waterproofing. Upon setting up the tent, I noticed a clear, tape-like material along the seams (especially on the inside of the the corners) peeling off. The material is a bit sticky and tears into small pieces, which makes it exceedingly difficult to remove given the fabric of the tent -especially on the inside of the fly- is already slightly sticky (assuming this was the style of waterproofing treatment back when this tent was manufactured). My question is: What solution is there for me to treat the seams and remove the residues from what I believe is the previous waterproofing tape? The material is flaking off badly and I'm worried that every time I use the tent, my gear will get bits of it stuck everywhere (this happened to my clothing in the ~30 minutes I spent trying to clean it off.
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