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Curved Shapes with Dacron

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Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
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Printed Date: 21 May 2022 at 7:27pm


Topic: Curved Shapes with Dacron
Posted By: bwhitney
Subject: Curved Shapes with Dacron
Date Posted: 17 June 2013 at 9:10pm
I am making a new mast boot cover for a friend, based on her old one.  She requested that it be made using 6 oz. Dacron.

Normally for a curved shape, I would cut the pieces on the bias to "encourage" the curve.  Limited research indicates that Dacron does have bias stretch like other woven fabrics.  But since I'm new to using Dacron for projects, I wanted to see what everyone else thought.

Thanks!

Beth



Replies:
Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 18 June 2013 at 8:38am
Hi Beth,
It will not have much bias stretch due to the resin. I am not sure Dacron is the best material for this application. I would think something like Top Gun would be better if you don't want a vinyl.


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Best Regards,
Matt Grant
Sailrite



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