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Old 07-10-2013, 07:04   #16
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Re: Best Material For Dodgers?

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We have a Stamoid dodger and bimini... Can't beat the durability and it is completely water proof.

The problem we had in the tropics was mildew... Although it does clean off with a mild solution of bleach and water... leaving no stains.

Two things to try: clove oil in water and just plain cheap white vinegar. Both will wipe off the mildew and dirt that collects on the inside of dodgers. The stamoid is so smooth on its underside that it just wipes clean. What we've used on the inside of the "marine hooding" which is a sort of pvc with cloth backing is a mixture of "Napi-San" and water. It is an oxygen based bleach for presoaking diapers, or whatever else it is that you need to wash. There's probably a similar product here in the US, but it works best of all I've tried on that type of fabric.

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:10   #17
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Re: Best Material For Dodgers?

Ours in PVC coated fabric (think inflatable dinghy style).

It is OK and lasts but it does get dirty over time. Dirt cheap too though.


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Re: Best Material For Dodgers?

Just finished my bimini with stamoid as a first project. Stamoid is awesome and easy to work with. When you apply basting tape to it, it doesn't move or come undone. Basting tape has less adhesion to sunbrella. I loved working with the stamoid. Great stuff. The new stamoid material is supposed to have some new "nano" technology in it. Sailmaker supplies has stamoid at $29 per yard. Be sure to buy the "stamoid top". The "staimoid open" will mildew and mold on the non vinyl side. Also, I used Tenara thread on a sailrite LSZ-1 machine. Awesome combo! I may miss 1 stitch in 40 foot.

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