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Old 05-12-2012, 11:34   #1
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Webbing Protection?

Has anyone successfully used 303 Fabric Protector on Polypropylene webbing to keep it from turning to dust in the sun?

Is there some kind of clear sealer I can apply to webbing to help prolong its life that will maintain flexibility and not discolor? I have seen some catamaran webbing trampolines that look like they have some kind of coating on them. Does anyone know what that product might be?

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Old 05-12-2012, 11:40   #2
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Re: Webbing Protection?

What about the stuff they use on car dashboards, but this may make the webbing real slippery?
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Re: Webbing Protection?

The only way to keep polypropylene from degrading in the sun is to completely shield it from UV. it just isn't really practical though I guess you could put it inside a fabric sleeve.

Is this for jack lines, or the webbing between the hulls? Either way you could switch to dyneema instead of poly, which is much more UV resistant, and much stronger. Of course it is also more expensive.
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It is for yellow webbing that is on our sailbag as decoration. Didn't last 6 months and literally turned to dust. I have heard of people using Thompsons waterseal on other fabrics. I think the 303 fabric protector is probably very similar to the Armor All used on cars.
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Re: Webbing Protection?

UV screens as used for canvas will work on webbing. But why not make the element out of poliester webbing?

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Re: Webbing Protection?

Yep I only use polyester webbing on the canvas work I sell. Does much better in the sun. Black lasts longer than white.
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The only yellow one inch webbing from the online canvas "supplier" is the polypropylene. I will need to search for regular poly. Thank you for the input.
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The only yellow one inch webbing from the online canvas "supplier" is the polypropylene. I will need to search for regular poly. Thank you for the input.
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