Softouch® Fabric is a great water-resistant cover fabric featuring a soft, non-abrasive backing that provides superior protection. A special non-woven backer, similar to felt, is laminated to Odyssey, an acrylic-coated polyester fabric, to create Softouch: a fabric with strength, dimensional stability, high abrasion resistance and an incredibly soft backing. Its high UV and mildew resistance ensures protection against harsh outdoor and marine environments.
Softouch is perfect for safeguarding your possessions from the outside elements while preventing scratches on any painted, gel coated, or other delicate surfaces, such as vinyl windows, on the underside. There is a right and a wrong side to this fabric, meaning that only the woven polyester side should be exposed to the outside and the fuzzy underside should always be facing the inside. Softouch is perfect for various types of outdoor and marine covers where protection both inside and out is a must, including cockpits, automobiles, patio furniture, grills, aircraft, wooden boats and so much more!
Please Note: To avoid growth of mildew, do not fold and store this fabric while wet. After a thorough cleaning and drying, water repellency may be reduced. This can be improved through an application of AquaTite® Green.
|Sale Unit:||Sold per linear yard|
|Fabric Content:||100% Woven Polyester (Surface); 100% Polyester Soft Nonwoven (Backing)|
|Fabric Design:||Solid & Variegated|
|Weight:||11 ounces per square yard|
|Wear Rating:||1,000,000 Double Rubs (Cotton Test)|
|Care & Cleaning:||See Documents for Full Instructions|
|Special Features:||Easy to Clean, Highly Abrasion Resistant, Highly Water Resistant, Mold & Mildew Resistant, UV Resistant|
|Tear Strength:||348 lb/in (warp), 222 lb/in (fill)|
|Tensile Strength:||348 lb/in (warp), 222 lb/in (fill)|
|Roll Size:||50 Yards|
|Marine:||Boat Covers, Insulations & Padding|
|RV & Auto:||Auto Covers|
protective teak handrail covers.
I used Softouch to create protective covers for my varnished teak handrails on my 43 foot boat. I used velcro to hold 9 inch wide strips of the fabric around the rail.The Softouch has held up in the sun and rain for 8 yesrs! With the Softouch soft lining my varnished rails have not been damaged. The Softouch dries quickly after a rain with no mildew or sogginess. I will be making a set for a fellow marine friend.