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polyester/pva mix fabric

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Category: Canvas Work
Forum Name: Fabric Questions
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Printed Date: 01 December 2022 at 5:32pm


Topic: polyester/pva mix fabric
Posted By: Duncan
Subject: polyester/pva mix fabric
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 5:41am
I found an affordable fabric that is used for tent construction.
It is a 65 % polyester 35% pva mixture, 280 gramms per square meter. Can such fabric be used for a boat cover?

I  am not cheap, but the price of fabric here is nearly double the price in the US.Shocked
Duncan


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Greetings from Holland



Replies:
Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 8:06am

I would say this material should be fine for a boat cover. The only thing I would be concerned about is possible color transfer. If the material is a color you might want to test it first. To do so, soak a swatch in water overnight and then take that swatch and lay it out in the sun on top of a white piece of paper. After the swatch has dried, remove it from the paper and see if any of the color bled out. If not, you should be fine.

Best Regards, Matt Grant

Sailrite

 



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Best Regards,
Matt Grant
Sailrite


Posted By: jim grant
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 8:09am
Hold a sample of the fabric to your mouth. If you can suck air in through it, that is good. It means that it will breath enough so that condensation will not create a "rain forest" inside the cover. Some tents fabrics are made of an air tight material. They depend upon large screened areas to prevent condensation problems.

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Jim Grant


Posted By: MattGrant
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 8:11am
Even if the material is water/air tight you can still use it. You will just need to provide screen ventilation as Jim suggests. Sailrite sells plastic vents that can be sewn directly into the material as well: http://www.sailrite.com/Vent-Aire-Ventilator - http://www.sailrite.com/Vent-Aire-Ventilator
Matt
 


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Best Regards,
Matt Grant
Sailrite


Posted By: Duncan
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 9:39am
Thank you both Matt and Jim!
Kind Regards,
Duncan.
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Greetings from Holland



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