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Do I need to waterproof my CEC tent after I buy it?

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Hi Chip,

Thanks for your email

We get these questions a lot about treating the rain fly on any brand of tent and there is the deal with CEC:

1. fabric: the fabric we use for our rain fly (outer most portion of your tent that is exposed to the rain) is already treated with polyurethane  (PU) to prevent water penetrating the fabric

2. seams: in addition, we heat tape all of the inside seams on the rain fly with a PU tape to further prevent water ingress via the seams

3. floor: we use a polyethylene fabric for the floors which is much more water resistant than nylon or polyester

4. design: we've engineered our tents in such a way that when assembled properly (following the instructions you can download online), the natural pitch of the roof will help reduce any moisture build up on the outside of the tent so that water just rolls off

This feature, combined with the fabric and seam taping, negates the need for you to apply any additional treatment to the tent

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We just purchased a Mars tent and the family is getting excited about getting out and camping in this monster.
But before that, on every forum or blog I read, most recommend using a seam sealer, even on new tents. So, what is CEC's view? Should I seal the seams on the outer tent before the first use? And, when the time does come that the tent needs to be retreated, what type of product do you recommend? PTFE gets a lot of positive reviews. Is this the best type of treatment for your tent material? Thanks.
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