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    Posted: 17 March 2016 at 9:10pm
need a good remedy for sealing stitching holes in Sunbrella resulting from things like having to move a zipper in a bimini. The holes from the needle are so small, however, looking from the underside on a sunny day, they allow a LOT of light in and make errors look so obvious. I tried the Iosso seam sealer but it is so water thin that it doesn't help. It seems that something thicker would do the trick. I have been tempted to use a tiny paint brush and just touch each hole with a smidgen of paint. Any thoughts? Thank you
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zach Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2016 at 8:37am
Unfortunately, the best thing to use, to my knowledge, is Iosso Seam Sealer. You can try a paint but the only things to properly seal the holes would be to sew a strip of Sunbrella over the holes to act as a patch. I have never tried paint on Sunbrella, it may work for what you are trying to accomplish.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MattGrant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2016 at 12:06pm
It would not hurt to try a 100% latex Outdoor paint or even a fabric paint from a craft store. I am not sure how long it will last but it will work for a while.
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That's what I'll do. Thank you for the quick response
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