So I got out some of my camping stuff today and found that one of my tents was all sticky. I thought that maybe something got spilled on it. It was actually only the fly that was sticky, the tent was fine. The fly was all stuck to itself, and was really sticky to touch, so I set it up on some lawn chairs and hosed it down in the back yard, and left it in the sun for a while. Well it remained sticky as fuck, so i stretched it all out and got in in place, and then went in to check the googles.
Turns out, the coatings used 20 yrs ago don't last forever, even though this tent was stored inside in a closet, it is pretty fucked up now. I have to try to fix this. can't be that hard, right?
Has any one else had to deal with this degradation of their vintage camping gear? Did it work? (edited)