Plastipane 30 Gauge Vinyl Window Material 54" x 170" Sheet
This is a 30 gauge, clear vinyl window material ideal for marine and industrial applications. It is double polished for good optical clarity and makes excellent windows for sails, dodgers, awnings, and tents. Sews and rolls up easily.
Baste window material in place with Seamstick over the fabric. Sew the window in place using a #18 or #20 needle and V-69 or V-92 thread. After sewing, use scissors to trim away the fabric from the window. Finish the raw edges with binding for a more refined appearance.
Care and Cleaning:
Wash regularly with mild soap and water. To prolong the life of Plastipane, use 303 Aerospace Protectantor or IMAR™ on a regular basis to help restore plasticizer protection and add UV protection.
Why do vinyl windows turn cloudy and become brittle?
The key to keeping vinyl looking and performing like new is maintaining the integrity of the topcoat and protecting against UV damage. Vinyls contain plasticizers, chemicals that make them soft and pliable, that over time work their way to the surface and evaporate, wash away, or rub off. The top coat (PVF or PVDF) is applied to block plasticizers from migrating out of the material. Top coats greatly increase the life of vinyl windows, especially those left up permanently. Its effectiveness is reduced on applications that are taken on and off or folded regularly.