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thread & foam question

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Printed Date: 02 December 2022 at 10:27am


Topic: thread & foam question
Posted By: SherriB
Subject: thread & foam question
Date Posted: 01 June 2017 at 4:20pm
I am making a sunpad cover for our Fountain boat.  I have already purchased the foam and fabric...my question is thread.  I have an industrial machine and was figuring on using 92 thread but I see v92 and I see t92 is there a difference?

Also, the foam is obviously going to get wet is there anything to cover it to hopefully last longer?  The fabric is sunbrella (maybe a stupid question)  The thing is the foam will be coming out so we can roll it up when we are moving or just make it so we can roll the whole thing up.  I haven't seen anything like this made so it's pretty much a shot in the dark and looking for suggestions.

Thank you!



Replies:
Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 01 June 2017 at 4:32pm
No difference on the thread other than brand and potentially sewing ease/quality. Both are "bonded" threads.

If the foam is a polyurethane it will absorb water like a sponge. You can use Spun Bonded Polyester fabric #104466 to create an inner casing to help protect the foam. And you can cover it with a waterproof membrane called "Silk Film" #103933 but I suggest leaving an area uncovered as you don't want it to create an airbag effect.

I suggest just rolling the whole thing up when you are moving.

Sounds like a great project, send us photos when you are done.

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Best Regards,
Matt Grant
Sailrite



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