So I bought this "lightly used" Rhino turnout sheet only to find that it has been badly patched. The lining tore in 4 places, so whoever did the repair was an IDIOT and sewed patches on through all the layers of the sheet, so, geez, big surprise, it now leaks. Had they just patched the lining without sewing through to the outside, it would have been fine. Seller was nice, said they missed it (big white and gray patches on black lining...hard to see...???) and gave me half the money back, so I figure I'll try to fix it.
But can I? I was thinking if I got some of the waterproof seam sealer for tents and stuff, and ran that round the stitching, that might do it. Does that sound right? I did a shower test on the sheet (ran water over it for awhile in the shower -- water seeped through on the patch stitching but rest seemed ok), so I think if I can seal the stitching, it will be ok.
Or do I cut my losses and sell it as a stable sheet, as I have no need for anything non waterproof.
And, yeah, I don't buy Rhino often as I know they are crap, but figured I'd have it as a backup sheet (have good Rambo as primary) -- and it would be fine had not Sally Stitch-Happy done a number on it.
If I do use a sealer, any specific products you recommend?
Nope, the stuff sticks to anything - its rubbery and gooey. As long as it is clean, with no lose dirt you should be fine.
Make the hole at the top of the bottle very small - otherwise too much comes out at once. Have a rag handy to wipe your hands etc. I apply it with the squeeze bottle, then wet my finger (which keeps it from sticking) and then go over the glue with my finger to press it in the seams and flat against the blanket.