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Old 14-07-2021, 08:39   #1
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Sunbrella Cadet Gray

Hello members.....I have had a report (canvas builder) that the Sunbrella "Cadet" Gray" sometimes has a problem with turning green after a couple of years? Anyone have any issue like this? Thank you!

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Old 14-07-2021, 14:11   #2
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Re: Sunbrella Cadet Gray

Unless it is algae or some other growing thing, I find that rather surprising. We have friends who have it for their mainsail cover and dodger, sailed Tasmania to AK and return, has stayed nice medium gray the whole time.

If it is something alive, and bright green, there are things you can spray on that gets rid of it. We use a garden sprayer for it. Wait till rainy season before you spray.

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Unless it is algae or some other growing thing, I find that rather surprising. We have friends who have it for their mainsail cover and dodger, sailed Tasmania to AK and return, has stayed nice medium gray the whole time.

If it is something alive, and bright green, there are things you can spray on that gets rid of it. We use a garden sprayer for it. Wait till rainy season before you spray.

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Hi Ann and thank you for the reply. Well, we ordered North Sails (furled) and picked Cadet, as we are also building a hard top bimini and will be picking the cadet as the trim on the side curtains. Yesterday, the Canvas Guy spoke of this matter here in Monterey. He called Sunbrella as some of his work as turned towards green, on the outside only. Sunbrella's reply... we have no issues? Canvas guy says, he can take me to to the green examples over in Monterey Harbor an show me.... He goes on to say.....not all of his Cadet is doing this. And the ones that did turn....took a couple of years to do so.

OK, I also just got off the horn with North Sails. Peter goes on to say, he has never heard of an issue with Cadet gray doing what is described above. Interesting and look forward to no issues.

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Re: Sunbrella Cadet Gray

Canvas pro here.

All Sunbrella is made with the same stuff, just different dyes for different colors. The lighter colors show mold/mildew/lichens/dirt more than the darker colors.

I use LOTS of cadet gray here in Michigan. I have had no troubles with it.
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Re: Sunbrella Cadet Gray

Urban myth. Danged, doesn't everyone already know everything in Monterey gets green on the north side everywhere? Disclaimer: I lived in SF from 78 to 16 and designed the HVAC for the aquarium.


I have light tan Sunbrella. Yes, it's mold. Sunbrella tells you how to clean it.


Reason guys with dark colors claim to not have issues? They bloody can't see the mold growing, and when it's too late and it disintegrates, they just get new canvas, having no idea that cleaning actually works, just like mom said!
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Re: Sunbrella Cadet Gray

I have used Cadet Gray in Florida and the Caribbean for years. Never turned green.
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Re: Sunbrella Cadet Gray

We've had Cadet Gray for 14 years. Green? Don't think so.
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Thanks eveyone for their input.....feeling much better now! Thanks
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