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02-10-2013 10:31 AM
Vasco
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

If you're in salt water, especially Florida and the Bahamas you have to clean (fresh water) and lube the zippers often. If you do not it's a costly replacement. They sell zipper lube but I just use a clear grease (Superlube) which is a tube of dielectric grease.
02-10-2013 09:44 AM
Jiminri
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vasco View Post
Check all stitching and zippers. Lube zippers. Any doubtful stitching have it re-done.
Zipper lubricant? Who knew? Mine's been working fine so far... But hey, good advice. I'd hate miss out due to a stuck zipper. I'll add it to the shopping list.
02-10-2013 09:25 AM
Vasco
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

Check all stitching and zippers. Lube zippers. Any doubtful stitching have it re-done.
02-10-2013 06:32 AM
copacabana
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

Remember that you have to apply 303 Fabric Guard on clean, absolutely dry Sunbrella. The manufacturer also suggests spraying the fabric under a hot sun so it dries properly. I have found that you need to spray a few coats to get the fabric really waterproof. I gave my bimini a good saturating spray with 303 in the sun and followed up with 2 more light mistings (weeks later) to get it fully waterproof.
02-09-2013 11:23 PM
miatapaul
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

Yes, to 303 and get the fabric guard. They make a vinyl/plastic/rubber/fiberglass protectant as well. Both are great products, so you might want to pick up both.

PS I really like the Nonsuch!
02-09-2013 10:06 PM
Faster
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

Just to clarify.. the 303 is to protect and re-waterproof post-cleaning.. to clean the canvas definitely NO detergent.. Woolite is the way to go. No pressure washer either.
02-09-2013 01:26 PM
Jiminri
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Woolite. Cold to luke warms water doesnt strip the natural waterproofing

Air dry

303 Protectant
Everyone--thanks for the tips. I'll lay in a supply of 303, so I'll be ready when the weather warms a bit.
02-09-2013 11:37 AM
FSMike
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

Or soap. Do not use detergent.
02-09-2013 11:33 AM
chuck53
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

Agree with Woolite or Downy.
02-09-2013 11:12 AM
chef2sail
Re: Off season bimini maintenance question

Woolite. Cold to luke warms water doesnt strip the natural waterproofing

Air dry

303 Protectant
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