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Old 01-03-2013, 17:20   #1
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Can I Paint on a UV Proof Strip For My Rolling Genoa?

I have an oldish roller genny, not really worth a 'proper ' sunbrella strip at $38 a meter, is there a paint (rubberised/flexible/UV proof) which I could paint on the luff in lieu?

Otherwise does anyone know of a cheaper uv fabric strip material which I could apply ?

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Old 04-03-2013, 13:35   #2
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Re: Can I Paint on a UV Proof Strip For My Rolling Genoa?

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I have an oldish roller genny, not really worth a 'proper ' sunbrella strip at $38 a meter, is there a paint (rubberised/flexible/UV proof) which I could paint on the luff in lieu?

Otherwise does anyone know of a cheaper uv fabric strip material which I could apply ?

thnx
Take a look at Odyssey fabric - about a third of the price of sunbrella, lasts about 6 years.
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Old 04-03-2013, 23:10   #3
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Re: Can I Paint on a UV Proof Strip For My Rolling Genoa?

If you have an extra halyard and some sewing skills, you could make a pull up sock from light weight material to cover the sail while sitting in port.
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Re: Can I Paint on a UV Proof Strip For My Rolling Genoa?

There was a paint North sails were trialing, knowing norths it will work but be super expensive. I think I have heard of someone painting a sail with a cheap latex paint or somesuch, I don't know if it worked... Come to think of it we used to paint the seams on the square riggers sails with a goey stuff to protect the thread from chafe and sun, but duradon synthetic canvas is much less slippery than dacron.

I would be keen to find out myself, It would be very useful.
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Re: Can I Paint on a UV Proof Strip For My Rolling Genoa?

Throw some insignia cloth on it. Any sailmaker should be able to sell you some. It's peel and stick.
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