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Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps

Item #: 21549

Our Price: $9.99

Aquaseal® Map Seal® is a high polymer coating that protects the map from weather and time by encasing them in a permanent, waterproof, clear and flexible film. Treated maps can be folded repeatedly without damaging the map. Can also be marked by pen or pencil. This water-based, environmentally friendly formula is very effective and easy to use. Can be used on all types of paper maps, nautical charts, and many other paper products.
  • Encases maps in a permanent, waterproof, clear and flexible film.
  • Maps can be folded and creased, over and over again, without damage, tearing or falling apart.
  • Use on all types of maps, nautical charts, blue prints, lab documents, important papers, recipe cards - you name it!
  • One bottle coats 6 to 8 topo maps, front and back.
  • 8 fl. oz. bottle with applicator.
  • Weight: 9.4 oz.

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Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps
 
4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good design (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry (5)
    • Day trip (4)
    • Winter (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (10)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort driven (8), Survivalist / minimalist (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    2.0

    map fell apart when wet

    By Rusty

    from Churubusco, IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

          Went on fine. Map had a plastic feeling and looked like it would be water proof. I was very happy with it until it rained. As time went on (minutes) the map soaked in water and fell apart like wet paper does. I followed the instructions to the letter. It would make a map a little tougher, but it did not make it hold up in rain at all.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
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          • No

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          5.0

          Aquaseal Map Seal works great

          By Scoutsout

          from Kenai, Alaska

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                This works great just be careful not to put on too much in one spot or you will soak the map through. Brush it on lightly with even strokes. This was the first time I have used it but I plan to buy a few more. The maps still stay flexible and easy to fold.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
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                • No

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                4.0

                Aquaseal Waterproofing

                By Huntindog

                from South Dakota

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Drys Fast
                • Easy to Use
                • Improves Map Durability

                Cons

                • Minor Bleeding Of Map Ink

                Best Uses

                • Backcountry

                Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                The new USGS quad sheets I treated with Aquaseal are "printed on demand" using a process different from previously produced maps I am most familiar with. Very minor bleeding of map ink was noted on the newer style maps but doesn't happen on older maps. Bleeding may have been caused by my daubing up puddled Aquaseal product from map surface. Recommendation: apply with a wider sponge brush and work quickly.

                • What Is Your Gear Style:
                • Comfort Driven
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                • No

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                4.0

                Good stuff when you need it

                By Fly Fishing Doug

                from Petersburg,VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good For Paper Maps

                Cons

                • Takes A While To Apply An

                Best Uses

                • Paper Maps Of Any Kind

                Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                I had used a similar product years ago and now had more topo maps to treat. It takes a while to apply and dry but was exactly what I wanted. The foam brush that comes with it is a nice touch; it's just narrow to use when you have a full-size map to treat. Patience required but worth it. Apply it in strong light so you can see where you've spread it.

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                • Comfort Driven
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                • No

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                5.0

                Works very well. Maps are great!

                By Dave

                from WA

                About Me Military/Law Enforcement

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backcountry
                  • Boating sailing
                  • Day Trips
                  • Winter Camping

                  Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                  Great product. Seals any paper product with a plastic coating which works well and looks very good. I have charts for the boat I coated from 25 years ago which are still in great condition. Helps reduce wear and tear also. Maps last much longer.

                  • What Is Your Gear Style:
                  • Comfort Driven
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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  stuff works!

                  By Curmudgeon

                  from Front Range, CO

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                      This stuff will make a paper map last a long time.

                      Great for those maps you can't get in plastic.

                      • What Is Your Gear Style:
                      • Minimalist
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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I don't own a map-capable GPS

                      By Fly Fishing Doug

                      from Petersburg,VA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Protects Paper Items
                      • Waterproofs Paper Maps

                      Cons

                      • Hard To Match Coverage

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Waterproofing

                      Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                      I don't use a GPS, prefer paper maps. I had used this product years ago on topo maps and looked for it for some recently acquired maps. I plan on tracing a nearby river and bought 8 maps. Instructions state one bottle will coat both sides of 6-8 topos but I'm having a hard time spreading the liquid thin enough to cover that many. I'll probably be able to coat 5-6 with one bottle. Good thing I ordered 2 bottles!

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                      • Comfort Driven
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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      map seal

                      By asquared

                      from amherst, ny

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                          Does a great job ptotecting maps from moisture

                          • What Is Your Gear Style:
                          • Minimalist
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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          AQUA SEAL

                          By James the Hiker

                          from Goddard, KS

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                              Simple to apply & use. Should leave at least 10 minutes between the 2 coats on one side of a map, and the full 30 minutes between sides.

                              • What Is Your Gear Style:
                              • Minimalist
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              MAPS WATERPROOFING

                              By TMH

                              from northeast ohio

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Design

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backcountry
                                • Day Trips
                                • River
                                • Travel
                                • Winter Camping

                                Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                                I used this on an inexpensive paper map to check it out & it passed with flying colors(wish my camp spray waterproofed as well on clothing). You must follow directions,brush in well,be patient & your maps will last in the rain.

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                                • Comfort Driven
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                                • No

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                                  Hi do you ship to Hong Kong? If yes how's the shipping cost?
                                  Asked on 7/19/2014 by Simon

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                                    A:

                                    Campmor ships within the US and Canada only. Many of our international customers use a freight forwarding company Bongo International. https://www.bongous.com/

                                    Answered on 7/21/2014 by Steve from Campmor
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                                  How much area will the Aquaseal cover. Thanks
                                  Asked on 5/7/2012 by Anonymous from No. Calif.

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                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    A standard 1:125000 topo map is 22" x 27". Additionally the proper application is 2 coats. For 7 maps coated 2x times the coverage would be 2079 square inches, or 173.25 sq feet.

                                    Answered on 5/10/2012 by Steve from Campmor
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