|Sunbrella® is 100% solution-dyed acrylic
fabric. Sunbrella® is impregnated with compounds that create a water
resistant coating. The solution-dying process ensures that colors are
locked into the acrylic fibers, resulting in fade resistant fabric.
fabric is not waterproof; it is water repellant. This means that
during the finishing process a water repellant finish is applied to the
fabric. Normal wear and usage will reduce the effectiveness of this finish as
will cleaning the fabric. This finish can easily be restored.
Biminis, dodgers, convertible tops,
covers, enclosures, awnings, bags and many more items.
stands up to the elements with amazing strength. Caring for
your Sunbrella® product properly will help ensure
its long lasting life. DO NOT SUBJECT to EXCESSIVE HEAT. When
Sunbrella fabric is stored, it should be cleaned, allowed to air dry and stored
in a dry, well ventilated area.
should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt, roof particles, etc.
are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. The fabric
can be cleaned without being removed from the installation. Simply brush off any
loose dirt, roof particles, etc.; hose down and clean with a mild solution of
natural soap in lukewarm water (no more than 100° F). Rinse thoroughly to
removed soap. DO NOT USE DETERGENTS. Allow to air dry.
more stubborn cases: soak the fabric for approximately 20 minutes in a
solution of no more than 1/2 cup (4 oz.) of a non-chlorine bleach and 1/4 cup (2
oz.) natural soap per gallon of water at approximately 100° F. Rinse
thoroughly in cold water to remove all soap. NOTE: Excessive soaking
in non-chlorine bleach can deteriorate sewing threads. This method of
cleaning may remove part of the water repellency and the fabric should receive
an application of an air-curing fluorocarbon water repellent treatment, such as
Hi Tech Fabric Guard (Available from PMC),
if water repellency is a factor.
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PMC uses laminated vinyl fabrics for many
applications, most often when someone is looking complete waterproof tops such
as a fishing top. These vinyls
are very popular as they create "waterproof" tops and covers as
opposed to "water-resistant" materials like Sunbrella. PMC will help you choose
what is best to fit your needs. Click
here for vinyl care products.
uses the following:
Regatta - By Weblon:
is a lamination of two plies of specially formulated vinyl with an inner
reinforcing core fabric woven from high strength Hoescht Trevira®
polyester yarns. The following are its characteristics.
- waterproof and mildew resistant
- high, lasting strength - light weight
- dimensional stability - in all weather
- heat, cold and abrasion resistant
- white tops, reflect heat - pastel linings relieve glare
- compact storage wet or dry
guaranteed to withstand all climates. Stamoid exterior marine fabrics have provided long lasting,
durable quality on boats of all sizes throughout the world.
- Easily Cleaned
- All Temperature Flexibility
- Soft and pliable
- Dimensionally Stable
To Clean: Stamoid should be
cleaned of any dirt buildup at regular intervals (at least twice per
year). We recommend applying a mild, lukewarm soap solution, such as
liquid dishwashing soap, with a soft brush or sponge. Let the soap stand
for a short period of time but do not allow soap to dry. The fabric must
then be carefully rinsed with clear water in order to remove any remaining soap
residue. Allow the vinyl to dry thoroughly, then reuse or fold and
store. NOTE: The use of abrasive detergents and/or substances
containing solvents or gasoline will damage the vinyl coating and/or
fabric. DO NOT WASH THIS MATERIAL IN A WASHING MACHINE OR DRY IN A DRYER.
marine fabric made by combining Sunbrella fabric with a textured marine grade
vinyl. Used for boat tops, covers and some upholstery applications.
- Waterproof finish
- UV, mildew and fade resistant
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(pressed polished sheets)
Barrett bonded windows
care information at the end of clear vinyl list)
- Test results prove
Strataglass blocks 100% of the harmful spectrum of U. V. Light
- 100% customer
- 100% dedicated to the
- 8th year on the market!
- proven performance
- Proven Scratch Resistant
manufacturers introduce only a minimal amount of UV inhibitors into the vinyl,
then add a UV blocking coating to the surface of the vinyl. The coated vinyl is
then press polished for a superior finish. A
film is applied to both sides of
pressed and polished glass making it resistant to scratching and deterioration
from UV. Strataglass has been tested under accelerated UV conditions and
typical UV conditions and is has proven to remain strong and resistant even
after 10 years. We use .040 gauge Strataglass and it is most common on
larger boats (ie: Fly bridge enclosures)
is an Authorized Dealer of Barrett Bonded Windows. Barrett
manufactures semi-rigid windows. This product is the top of the line
window material available today. Made with silicate-coated polycarbonate
it will not yellow or wrinkle like traditional vinyl windows. As
clear as glass, the long-lasting Barrett Bonded Window is specially
coated to provide maximum UV protection as well as scratch
Bonded Windows are the ultimate replacement for soft-vinyl
enclosure windows. This next generation window technology
- Clear as Glass
- Shatter Proof
- Long Lasting and Durable
- Amazing Fit and Finish with patented seamless construction
Uses of Barrett Windows
enclosures off Hard-Tops, Biminis, and Dodgers
- Party Tents
- Patio and Deck Enclosures
- Awning Enclosures
- Restaurant Enclosures
Polished Sheets: This
type of material is considered optically clear. The manufacturer presses
two pieces of clear vinyl together and polishes it, which removes the
distortion. These sheets are generally more stiff than rolled vinyl, but
are still easy to roll up. These are available in .030
and .040 gauge thickness. PMC can help you choose which is best for your
boat. This material is generally used on more extensive tops on boats
larger than 25 feet, depending on the customers needs and desires.
is very soft and flexible, comparatively inexpensive and tends to inherently
have more visual distortion than other types.
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FOR YOUR WINDOWS:
Manufacturers suggest not to
use any product labeled wax, polish or scratch remover, including Pledge.
The film on Strataglass will prevent the absorption of these products, and
polish or scratch removers will remove the film. They do recommend a
product called Aquatech Strataglass Cleaner. This can be used on both
Strataglass and regular clear vinyl.
thoroughly first to remove any salt deposit, then use a mild soap, rinsing well
as you go along. Dry with a soft cloth or chamois. DO NOT use paper
DON'TS FOR WINDOW CARE:
use any kind of product with SILICONE in it.
handle the glass with sunscreen on your hands.
When storing, place paper or fabric between the panels so they don't stick
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For more information or to
schedule an estimate please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 607-387-9357
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