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Old 14-06-2007, 21:59   #16
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Enovak - Might be a good idea to get a swatch of the fabric before purchasing. The goods are produced in several different weights, the lighter weight being the least durable, and least costly... There are a lot of fraudsters on eBay these days, and while this seller certainly looks legit, it can't hurt to doa little research...

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Old 15-06-2007, 04:52   #17
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we have seen this product used on a friend's boat. Looked very nice and they said it has held up very well and was about 40 per yd. the product name was majilite.

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Old 15-06-2007, 05:09   #18
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Thanks to all for their feedback. Yes, I have swatches of both materials (and many different UL styles and colors) and have done my homework (spoke with representatives from Ultrafabrics and other distributors, and checked into the ebay distributor -- TDI is a reputable, authorized Ultraleather distributor).

Does anyone have any upholstering experience with either material to share? I did my forward cabin in ultrasuede and had no problems, but those were simple box cushions. I'm curious to how the UL products compare to one another when making back cushions, buttons, stretching/stapling, pleats/folds, etc.

I'll also look into the Majilite material -- it looks interesting. Thanks!
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Old 15-06-2007, 07:50   #19
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At $30 a yard for Sunbrella???!!! Someone is marking up the hell out of it. Probably the canvas shop. Check on the net. $15 yard prices. Quite often you can find large rems on e-bay for $5 yard. Find an upolstery shop and ask them to use U.V. thread. I think you could save big time money...Aloha
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This my first post and I want to ask Pblais how the Ultraleather is holding up after two years. We are thinking of using it but our concern is its recovery from stretching. The fabric we had on our seating had gotten so stretched out and baggy within 2 years of use that it looks about 10 years old. We want to be sure that this doesn't happen again and we are willing to pay the piper for quality. One of the reasons we don't want leather is that it's hard to find good quality which is why so many peoples family's couches look like sagging ballons after a couple of years of use.
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our main salon has ultra suede. Ive owned the boat 3 years and probably the cushions are 8 years old still very comfortable hold their shape one exposed edge that gets all the traffic is showing some chafe. I sail with kids and sometimes a younger woman so they get hard use. Wouldn't replace them with anything else.

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