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Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps

Item #: 21549

Our Price: $9.99

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 product is very effective and easy to use. Can be used on all types of paper maps, nautical charts, and many other paper products. Coats 6 to 8 topo maps, front and back. 8 oz. bottle with applicator. Weight: 9.4 oz.

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Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

92%

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 (8)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Comfort driven (7), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

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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.

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      • 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

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          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
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                  • 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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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    too much info for feedback

                    By bob

                    from los angeles, ca

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                          this takes too much time for feedback

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                          • Comfort Driven
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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Worked As Advertised!

                          By JBEN

                          from Mount Olive, Alabama

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Design

                          Cons

                          • It's a little messy
                          • Made the paper curl

                          Best Uses

                          • Backcountry
                          • Climbing
                          • Day Trips
                          • River
                          • Winter Camping

                          Comments about Aquaseal Map Seal Waterproofing for Maps:

                          I soaked a map with this product of the Pinhoti Trail / Mt. Cheaha because it was a basic paper. I knew it would get wet from my perspiration during those typical HOT / HUMID days on the trail. It worked...I kept checking and checking and checking to see if there were any wet spots on it since I carry the map in my cargo pockets for quick access. Success! no wet spots...

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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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                              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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