Restoring colour to sail covers - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #11  
Old 03-07-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Flagler Beach, Fl
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
CoralReefer is on a distinguished road
Same brand name, usually located in the tools dept. Used for dipping tool handles. I went to the UK site, same product.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-07-2007
Tubsmacker's Avatar
It's the Appeal of Steel
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Tubsmacker is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to Tubsmacker
Thats good news, I'll post my results as and when I get around to the job.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-07-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
One word of caution with the plastidip...it will make the covers much heavier and stiffer if it is the stuff I'm thinking of. Also, it is somewhat limited in what colors are available.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 03-07-2007
TrueBlue's Avatar
Seńor Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,853
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
TrueBlue is a jewel in the rough TrueBlue is a jewel in the rough TrueBlue is a jewel in the rough
For some reason, I'm having difficulty accepting the advise for using plastic tool handle goo for a sail cover coating, as being serious.

Is this application really advisable?
__________________
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 03-07-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
I can see it being workable... I don't know if it will cause problems, as sunbrella breathes, but plastidip-coated sunbrella probably will not breathe at all. The problem I see with this approach, or the paint approach, on some reflection, is possibly mildew issues...due to the lack of breathability to the painted or dipped cloth.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 03-07-2007
sailortjk1's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Porter, IN
Posts: 4,647
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
sailortjk1 has a spectacular aura about sailortjk1 has a spectacular aura about
I've been a bit hesitant about this thread from the very beginning.
Once UV has done its damage, I think the item needs to be replaced.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 03-07-2007
Tubsmacker's Avatar
It's the Appeal of Steel
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Tubsmacker is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to Tubsmacker
I agree with Sailingdog on the issue of breath-ability that needs further investigation. I think the weight issue is perhaps not so important after all, these things are locker bound when underway are they not? Furthermore, the product can be thinned and sprayed on it appears. As for UV, my initial point was that the UV damaged the colour but not the fabric itself. I'm not being overly miserly, it's just that it seemed a shame if not environmentally wasteful to dump covers simply because of the fading. I wonder if the once breathable Sunbrella could be ventilated with vent studs to make up for the plastic tool dip solution?

It is nice to see such interest in my humble question. I do however view the option of simple replacement as simply 'giving in' and not improving the 'status quo'. Having said this, I think those that buy white covers initially, buy wisely indeed!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 03-07-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
IIRC, the white sunbrella is the material that breaks down the fastest... the darker colors have better UV resistance. The color won't fade on the white ones...but it might yellow, and it can stain pretty easily.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 03-07-2007
Tubsmacker's Avatar
It's the Appeal of Steel
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Tubsmacker is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to Tubsmacker
Lol, I stand corrected Sir. That, Sailingdog, is why you are a Senior member here and I am a Junior one!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #20  
Old 03-07-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tubsmacker
Lol, I stand corrected Sir. That, Sailingdog, is why you are a Senior member here and I am a Junior one!
LOL... nah...it's just that my work lets me play on the internet way too much, especially when it is cold up here and my boat is out of the water for the winter season.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Traveler question sohi07 Learning to Sail 11 10-21-2006 11:47 AM
Sail Repairs at Sea Brian Hancock Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-22-2003 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:20 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.