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How to iron your tent (don't try this at home)

When polyurethane coatings on old tents hydrolyse (get attacked by water) they become sticky. This stickiness can sometimes be reduced through ironing, and in this video we explain how to do this. This video comes with a warning however, DO NOT iron your tent unless it is ready for immediate retirement, as ironing could cause more harm than good (we'll explain!).

Tools Required:
  • Iron
  • Clean White Paper