This vinyl-coated, high-tenacity woven polyester is completely waterproof and treated against mildew. Stamoid™ Light has outstanding UV resistance and almost no shrinkage (less than 0.5%). Due to its high-tenacity, woven polyester construction, Stamoid Light does not expand or have humidity sagging problems common to many other marine fabrics. It maintains flexibility in temperature extremes from the hot tropics to near zero temperatures. With only one side vinyl-coated, use the lightly textured, coated side facing out and the heavily textured, woven side facing in. The woven side of this fabric has a Nanotop™ treatment which is an invisible barrier to impede condensation and pollutants from staying on the surface of the fabric, ensuring dirt resistance and cleanability of the fabric.
Stamoid Light Vinyl Fabric is easy to sew, as well as being easy fold and stow in tight places. Stamoid Light is ideal for marine awnings, boat covers, dodgers, outdoor covers, plus RV and automotive awnings.
Keep your Stamoid Light Vinyl Fabric clean with mild soap and water. Sailrite® recommends protecting your Stamoid with IMAR™ Stamoid Marine Vinyl Protective Cream to keep your vinyl fabric protected and looking great.
Stamoid Light Vinyl Fabric is specifically designed for outdoor use. Do not use for seating.
Please Note: Stamoid Vinyl Fabric is also available in a heavier 12.7 oz. weight which is vinyl-coated on both sides for easier maintenance, greater tear strength and heavier applications.
Stamoid Light 8.82oz Royal Blue 59" Vinyl Fabric (#5911534) shown.
|Sale Unit:||Sold per linear yard|
|Fabric Content:||100% Woven Polyester with Vinyl Coating On One Side|
|Fabric Design:||Solid & Variegated|
|Popular Collection:||Stamoid Light|
|Weight:||8.82 ounces per square yard|
|Care & Cleaning:||See Documents for Full Instructions|
|Special Features:||Easy to Clean, Highly Abrasion Resistant, Mold & Mildew Resistant, UV Resistant, Waterproof|
|Tear Strength:||15 lbs (warp), 15 lbs (fill)|
|Tensile Strength:||224 lbs/2in (warp), 224 lbs/2in (fill)|
|Roll Size:||54 Yards|
|Marine:||Awnings, Boat Covers, Dodgers|
|RV & Auto:||Awnings|
Not mildew resistant
I originally had a Stamoid awning that came with my boat. Once it fell apart after 8 years we decided to use the same material again. This was listed as mildew resistant, and our original awning never had a mildew problem. But this time around we started developing mildew with in weeks and have been chasing it ever since. Very disappointed.
We understand you used the heavier version of Stamoid before. The heavier version is the Stamoid Top and it is vinyl coated on both sides. This is why you had better luck with the previous fabric. The "Light" is only coated on one side and the underside is a woven Dacron. It unfortunately can trap dirt in the weave and then the dirt can start to mold and mildew. I have seen this before. Keeping it clean will help but the "Top" version is really the better choice for your part of the world (USVI). The Light should be used in applications where lighter fabric weight is more important than other qualities. For instance, I use this exact product in the Midwest for seat protective covers (Lake Michigan) and it works great and is easy to clean. We can attempt a warranty claim for you. Please contact http://www.sailrite.com/support and mention your review in Shopper Approved. Thanks, Sailrite Support