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Scratches in Vinyl

Printed From: Sailrite Enterprises, Inc.
Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
Forum Discription: Questions about the use and types of fabrics
Printed Date: 02 October 2022 at 1:01am

Topic: Scratches in Vinyl
Posted By: brap54
Subject: Scratches in Vinyl
Date Posted: 17 November 2012 at 4:40pm
        In crystal clear 30 we seem to get fine scratches after sewing or even just handling
it. Use of tissue paper seems to help in fabrication,but invariably you end up with some fine
scratches seemingly ,whatever you do. Do you buff them out and if so ,with what compound
and speed buffer and pad.
                                                  Thanks , Bob
P.S. What is your most scratch resistant vinyl.

Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 19 November 2012 at 9:28am
About all you can do is to use the IMAR polish to buff the scratches out. It helps but you will still see some scratching.
The very best products are Strataglass and O'Sea for scratch resistance.

Best Regards,
Matt Grant

Posted By: suziQ
Date Posted: 22 November 2012 at 7:57am
I find putting clingfilm on helps while sewing then rip it off, once fitted on the boat.

If it aint broke, don't fix it !

Posted By: brap54
Date Posted: 27 November 2012 at 7:01pm
   Thanks for the info.
By clingfilm, do you mean like Saran Wrap?

Posted By: bigblockcutlass123
Date Posted: 29 December 2017 at 8:10am
Same problem here, I can't put any kinda barrier on the table that stops this. It just mitigates the problem by line my table with something. What is this stuff you put on the clear vinyl to cover it?

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Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 29 December 2017 at 12:09pm
I like to use Evolution fabric to cover table tops so the glass slides smoothly to minimize scratches. I find this to be enough. Hopefully someone else can answer about what material to sew in with the glass for removal post sewing.

Best Regards,
Matt Grant

Posted By: Tejas
Date Posted: 30 December 2017 at 8:43am
I haven't tried clingy material and wonder if it would't tend to stick to the table. Vinyl alone tends to stick, and I've used newsprint on the bottom and sometimes on the top so it slides more easily. The needle perforations make the newsprint quite easy to tear off along the stitch line.

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