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Rustydog

RO# 21393



Posted - May 18 2019 :  08:17:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1; What is the best waterproofing product for a canvas pontoon boat mooring cover?
2; Where is the best place to buy it?
3; What is the best way to install it?

Ken

Homeport: Bethel Park, Pa/ Avon Park, Fl

alk

RO# 5508

Posted - May 18 2019 :  09:14:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.sailrite.com/303-Fabric-Guard-16oz


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cwms

RO# 7357

Posted - May 18 2019 :  13:37:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rustydog





1. 303
2. Google
3. Follow instructions



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November Charlie

RO# 824

Posted - May 18 2019 :  15:34:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by alk

https://www.sailrite.com/303-Fabric-Guard-16oz



This, hands down. Amazon is cheapest source youíll find.


My signature line is cooler than your signature line.

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Rustydog

RO# 21393



Posted - May 18 2019 :  17:52:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys




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alk

RO# 5508

Posted - May 19 2019 :  21:12:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The sailrite site I linked to has good info on caring for canvas, assuming the cover you have is sunbrella, which is what 99% of the boat covers Iíve seen are made of. Here is a video, but there are written descriptions as well https://www.sailrite.com/Retreating-Sunbrella-Which-Side-is-the-Outside

Briefly, before you coat it with the 303, it needs to be clean. Best is if you have a washing machine it fits in - wash it with Woolite, and bleach, a lot of bleach. The. When itís dry, and going to remain dry for a couple days, you coat it with the 303.



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PatSea

RO# 12641

Posted - May 20 2019 :  07:32:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can safely clean canvas cover in the large commercial washing machines at a laundromat.


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Rustydog

RO# 21393



Posted - May 20 2019 :  09:19:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Relayed to my son.
Thanks



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November Charlie

RO# 824

Posted - May 20 2019 :  17:47:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by alk

The sailrite site I linked to has good info on caring for canvas, assuming the cover you have is sunbrella, which is what 99% of the boat covers Iíve seen are made of. Here is a video, but there are written descriptions as well https://www.sailrite.com/Retreating-Sunbrella-Which-Side-is-the-Outside

Briefly, before you coat it with the 303, it needs to be clean. Best is if you have a washing machine it fits in - wash it with Woolite, and bleach, a lot of bleach. The. When itís dry, and going to remain dry for a couple days, you coat it with the 303.



303 Fabric Guard - not the normal 303 that you use on plastics!


My signature line is cooler than your signature line.

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Crownline 242

RO# 21744

Posted - May 21 2019 :  09:29:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just use Star Brite Waterproof. You will get only a year out of each product...why pay more for 303


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GeeBee

RO# 385



Posted - May 21 2019 :  10:21:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Buy 303 at Amazon. Half the price.



"The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."... Margaret Thatcher

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cwms

RO# 7357

Posted - May 21 2019 :  23:11:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Crownline 242

Just use Star Brite Waterproof. You will get only a year out of each product...why pay more for 303



I've used 303 and get 3-4 years coverage. It's worth the extra cost



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b_arrington

RO# 18340

Posted - May 22 2019 :  16:19:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Note for the new guy: DONíT put sunbrella canvas in the dryer! EVER! It WILL shrink. Let it air dry.

Brad

"Jennifer B."
2006 270 Sea Ray Amberjack

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JVM225

RO# 28365

Posted - May 22 2019 :  17:49:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Crownline 242

Just use Star Brite Waterproof. You will get only a year out of each product...why pay more for 303



Iíve had good results with Star Brite too and Amazon has a good price on it.


2002 Sea Ray 410 Sundancer
95 Eastern 22'
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C6 Corvette Convertible
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Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - May 22 2019 :  23:37:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have not noticed a difference between 303 and Starbrite, except Starbrite being significantly less expensive. They might be the same chemical. Buy the gallon size Starbrite, and pour it into a clean 2-gal pump sprayer ... the kind used for applying weed control, etc. It will make the job go much faster. If you can, remove the cover from the boat, and spread it out on your lawn or driveway. This will keep overspray off your boat.



Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

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