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Re: Thread Thread: Trimaran Trampolines and UV Resistant Thread

By default, polyester is not as UV stable as teflon / ptfe no matter what you impregnate it with. For your application, I would use Tenara and not go through any experiments with anything else. If you can't sew the tramps yourself, buy the Tenara and give it to the people to use on your tramps.
Dabond is just your normal UV stabilized thread used for sails. Its the stuff I use for most canvas work as it is easy to work with and cheaper then Tenara. I am pretty sure that your sails are sewn with the same stuff.

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Last edited by Ferretchaser; 10-24-2013 at 09:32 AM.
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