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Matt,

Wouldnt it almost work better vica versa (tenera in bobbin and poly in needle)?  Since the bobbin thread will never fully pull into the polycarbonate to get shredded?  One would just have to sew everything "upside down" so the tenera is on the outside where more UV exposure will be.  The downside there being the "ugly" side of the stitch would also be on the outside, but that may not be so terrible really.

Though at this point I am close to done and have already basicly finished using poly thread.  I will keep that in mind for the next project I do with polycarbonate.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 October 2013 at 11:30am
I have always been told to do it the other way but your logic sounds better. You are correct the top thread takes the brunt of the abuse during the stitching process. Try it!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wiggles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2015 at 2:28pm
Where do I buy makrolon 0.060 AR2 polycarbonate?
I have a customer who wants it in their window...
I've never worked with it before...my main concern was can I sew it with my LSZ-1...thanks for giving me the answer on this forum...
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Not sure where to send you for it. Do a Google search. I would be worried about sewing this with the Ultrafeed. I think the machine can handle it but if you need to pass it under the arm you are in trouble. I recommend 40 gauge O'sea instead myself.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wiggles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2015 at 4:26pm
Thank you Matt
I suggested O'Sea but he's bent on the Polycarbonate....
Thanks again
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I understand. Please let us know how it sews if you get the job.
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I will for sure......
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I have a upcoming job making a 3 piece curtain set for a center console. Its a very simple design and I see no reason my Sailrite 111 can't handle the task. Does anyone have anything to add to the quote below? I do have some heavy tenera that I can test. 


Originally posted by Russell Russell wrote:

[QUOTE=leftcoastsailor] Russell,
 
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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Hi Larry,

Are you using Makrolon for the clear windows or something else?

If you are using a standard flexible clear vinyl material like Strataglass then you can certainly use the heavy Tenara.

If it is Makrolon then I have heard that using a diamond needle and Tenara on the outside with V-92 on the inside of the enclosure works well. Keep in mind this is hearsay as I have not sewn Makrolon myself.
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This project turned out great! I did have some issue sewing with the Tenara thread. I sewed the front enclosure with the tenara but because of the breakage I had to move to a V-92 thread. After moving to a V-92 there was very little thread breakage. The material does need to be sewed a slow rate. I used shelter-rite around the edges. Keep in mind that because of the thickness you'll need snap eyelets with 5/16" barrels to firmly secure the snaps with. This is a very doable project with the Sailrite 111. I would not hesitate to take on this project again. 

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