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    Posted: 09 February 2012 at 12:00pm
Will the LSZ-1 sew Makrolon window material?  I am starting to plan out my new dodger and Makrolon is really appealing.

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If it helps, the stuff is .060 gauge, so a tad thicker then typical strataglass and I would want to use tenra thread.  Its basicly really thin lexan with an abrasion resistant coating on it.  I know industrial machines in canvas shops can sew the stuff, but concerned it might be a tad too much for the sailrite, but the stuff isnt cheap and I would hate to buy it only to find the machine cant do it.  Surely someone has tried it.
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Sorry, I missed this one. Yes I know what that product is and have other customers sewing it. But it take arm space. This is one that really merits the Sailrite Big-N-Tall sewing machine. Also a leather needle should be used and typically Tenara thread is used on the exposed side and Polyester on the inside. Not sure whay this is the case but I assume it is the combination that has been proven to work. All this information is what I have learned from customers. I personally have no experience with the stuff :)
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Thanks Matt, so long as I know someone has managed to sew it successfully before then I will order it.  They come only in 4x8 sheets so I will have a ton extra to experiment on a lot before doing the actual dodger.  You are right that Big & Tall would be nice, since the material doesnt roll up, I will just have to plan out the dodger construction carefully to make sure i dont end up not being able to reach a spot.  Thanks for the tip on polyester on inside and tenara out, I wouldnt have even thought of trying that.  Typically they recommend 134 thread with a 23 needle for sewing makrolon, so I am hoping heavy tenara and a 20 needle will work on the ultrafeed.
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Originally posted by Russell Russell wrote:

Thanks Matt, so long as I know someone has managed to sew it successfully before then I will order it.  They come only in 4x8 sheets so I will have a ton extra to experiment on a lot before doing the actual dodger.  You are right that Big & Tall would be nice, since the material doesnt roll up, I will just have to plan out the dodger construction carefully to make sure i dont end up not being able to reach a spot.  Thanks for the tip on polyester on inside and tenara out, I wouldnt have even thought of trying that.  Typically they recommend 134 thread with a 23 needle for sewing makrolon, so I am hoping heavy tenara and a 20 needle will work on the ultrafeed.


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Let us know how it goes :)
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Russell,
 
Hello.  I have been researching using Makralon .060 AR2.  Abrasion Resistant 2 sides and came across your post.  Were you successful in using Makralon.  I like the very clear window like characteristics of this Lexan type polycarbonite.  I'm looking to replace 5 former Barrett Bonded windows all are zipper drops.  Polycarbonite is as close to glass aside from Barrett Bonded windows.  See my post I posted today under topic Sewing 60mm polycarbonite windows.
 
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North sails says "5200 Fast Cure seam appeared to be as strong as the 29,000-denier Spectra fabric itself and stronger than any seams built in a sail loft." http://www.cruisingworld.com/how-to/projects/magic-goo-to-the-rescue

I would consider sewing the fabric and zippers, seaming finished edges for the openings, but then using 5200 to attach the Makrolon to the fabric.
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Originally posted by leftcoastsailor leftcoastsailor wrote:

Russell,
 
Hello.  I have been researching using Makralon .060 AR2.  Abrasion Resistant 2 sides and came across your post.  Were you successful in using Makralon.  I like the very clear window like characteristics of this Lexan type polycarbonite.  I'm looking to replace 5 former Barrett Bonded windows all are zipper drops.  Polycarbonite is as close to glass aside from Barrett Bonded windows.  See my post I posted today under topic Sewing 60mm polycarbonite windows.
 
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Yes, it works and came out well.  I am currently doing another one with makrolon polycarbonate, this time with Tenera thread...  it isnt working out so well.  Tenera being a bit prone to breaking anyway, pulling it through the polycarbonate seems to be too much to ask of it.  I am using the "light" Tenera, perhaps the heavy would work better, but I think that might be pushing the ultrafeed too far (the polycarbonate is at the very limit of what it can do).

Stick with v 92 UV polyester thread and a size 20 diamond point needle and it works like a charm.  Go SLOW and use your guide hand to hold down the polycarbonate close to the needle/foot, as it will have a tendancy to try to pull the sheet up when the needle backs out.  I have been able to do 8 layers of sunbrella on top of the makrolon AR this way with nice stitches.
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Try V-92 in the bobbin and the Tenara on top (outside surface).
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