V-69 Cadet Grey UV Bonded Polyester Thread 4 oz. (1,350 yds.)
SKU: 106141
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This is a high performance, twisted multifilament polyester outdoor thread that is perfect for sail and canvaswork. Sunstop® polyester thread has advanced UV protection that is specially designed for outdoor applications where seam strength and fade prevention are required. Sunstop Thread also features a non-wicking finish that helps to reduce moisture coming through seams. This polyester thread very seldom frays at the needle eye, and the consistent bonded finish minimizes the need for continual machine tension adjustments. Use this V-69 thread with a #16 or #18 needle. Perfect for use on sails, tents, boat covers, awnings, outdoor canvas covers and tarps.

Sailmaker's thread should pull up off the top of the cone for a smoother feed to the sewing machine and to add an extra twist in the thread. The extra twist increases thread strength, helps keep the thread from unlaying, and eases tension problems.

Please Note: Thread color looks much darker on the cone, but once sewn the color blends to an almost perfect color match. The color is designed to change after the bonded coating passes through a sewing machine.


  • Improved resistance to strength loss from UV exposure over standard polyester filament thread
  • Good seam strength
  • UV resistant
  • Non-wick treatment to limit moisture migration
  • Consistent diameter and excellent ply


Sale Unit: EA
Color: Gray
Brand: A&E Sunstop
Size: V-69 / Tex 70 / Gov. E
Breaking Strength: 10.6 pounds
Cone Size: 4 ounces
Yards per Cone: 1,350 yards

At a Glance

Thread Use: Outdoor



Overall Rating : 4.59 27 Reviews

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Benoit Ross
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Livraison une semaine

Très bon achat Le produit correspond exactement a mes besoins

Phillip Lewis
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Using this thread for my new boat seats using singer home sewing machine.

Kathy Adams
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Excellent outdoor upholstery thread. I used it on home sewing machine with number 18 needle and worked great.

Stephanie Hartje
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Perfect thread for my project!

Thread worked perfectly for sewing new slings for my sling chair patio set! I was concerned about it fitting my standard Brother non-commercial sewing machine. With the right size needle (size 18) it worked great! I did have to figure out how to add the spooler to my post which is horizontal. Luckily it slid on and just kind of balanced there while I sewed. I also needed to fill several bobbins as this is thick thread. I can see how a commercial machine would be more appropriate, but my home machine worked.

Terry L Rogers
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Couldn’t use it with my home sewing machine but gave it to an upholstery shop owner.

Claes Albertson
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Easy to work with, looks good.

Sailrite support has reached out to this customer directly to resolve the issue or concern.

Anotnietta DAmelio
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Good quality thread for outdoor canopy I plan to make.

Helen Hall
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Pricy but worth it.

Whilst I think this product is expensive, it certainly seems to be good, and I want my canvas stitching work to last many years. The thread is pleasant to use - I read reports of some threads being difficult, this is not, and the colour blends into the canvas colour perfectly, so that the odd wobble doesn't really show.

Brenda Sheehan
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V-69 thread

Great for upholstery

Leslie D
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Transfer from cone to spool challenge

There are some great suggestions online for transferring thread from the cone to a small spool.

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