Fellow boaters and Sunbrella users,
I do appreciate all the endorsements for Sunbrella marine
fabric. There is,however, a point I would like to address regarding the mention of "Sunbrella thread" and its tendency to fail. First, Sunbrella (or rather its manufacturer - Glen Raven Custom Fabrics) does not produce, license
or specifically recommend a sewing thread in fabricating canvas products with our material. We manufacture, distribute, and market superior performance fabrics for the marine
market (as well as awning and shade, outdoor furniture, etc. Wherever outstanding performance and great styling are desired). There are many outstanding choices for thread and your canvas shop can help you understand the benefits and optimum application for the selections available. Many factors - specific fabrication, climate, frequency of exposure, etc; can affect the lifespan of the finished product - bimini, dodger, mooring
cover, sail cover
, etc. It is important to note that Sunbrella marine fabrics carry a 10 Year warranty against becoming unserviceable due to color OR strength loss. Different threads carry different warranty coverages and again, your local canvas shop should be your guide in making the right selection for your application.
I hope this helps clear up any misunderstanding as to exactly what part the Sunbrella fabric component represents in the final fabricated marine accessory.
Finally, 303 brand Cleaner and Protectant, are recommended and officially licensed products to extend the great looks and performance of your Sunbrella fabric. Additional cleaning advice is also available on our Sunbrella website for specific or troublesome stains.
Sincerely, Vince Hankins - Industrial Market Manager, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics