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Old 12-04-2021, 18:36   #1
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Sunbrella damage & repair

Managed to burn a small hole in a sunbrella covered settee cushion today. About 1/8” diameter.

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Old 13-04-2021, 01:44   #2
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Managed to burn a small hole in a sunbrella covered settee cushion today. About 1/8” diameter.

Any suggestions?

Please! Get me outta the dog house!
Well, you could soak the area in bacon grease, attempt to clean it with naptha and then set it alight...

You would likely be evicted from the dog house!

But obviously, a patch sewn on the cushion would physically cure the problem, but likely wouldn't pass muster, so replacing the cover entirely may be required. (I don't suppose that your luck would run to it being symmetrical enough that you could just turn it over...)

I hate it when things like that interfere with sailing!

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Re: Sunbrella damage & repair

Slide a small matching patch inside and glue in place with polyurethane. Several variations (easier to do neatly if you take the cover off), depending on the color.
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Old 13-04-2021, 04:39   #4
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Re: Sunbrella damage & repair

Embroider a compass rose or other suitable motif on the damaged area.
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Old 13-04-2021, 04:52   #5
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I hate it when things like that interfere with sailing!
Not to mention marital bliss.

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Better a compass rose that a rats patoot, which it now resembles

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Slide a small matching patch inside and glue in place with polyurethane. Several variations (easier to do neatly if you take the cover off), depending on the color.
Polyurethane glue? Like Gorilla glue? That foams?
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Old 13-04-2021, 08:54   #6
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Flip the cushion over...brand new.
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Old 13-04-2021, 09:13   #7
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Re: Sunbrella damage & repair

I like tear mender for patching sunbrella Cut your patch to fit area you want covered paint sunbrella and area with hole to same size .I leave a tiny border on outer edge of both so seepage doesn’t show Sailrite has a video of this
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Flip the cushion over...brand new.
Unfortunately NO. My Wife made the covers and the cant be simply flipped.
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Re: Sunbrella damage & repair

3M makes a fabulous fabric glue. It is called 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive. As the other cruiser said, cut a small piece and spray it lightly as directed on the can. Then apply it on the INSIDE of the cushion. Have a large needle or some kind of pointy stick handy that you can sort of coax any stray fabric bits onto the glue. Good luck - I feel your pain.
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The wind blew the affected cushion up up and away and you did everything you could to save the others.
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Managed to burn a small hole in a sunbrella covered settee cushion today. About 1/8” diameter.

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Get a dog. Then blame the dog.
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Re: Sunbrella damage & repair

Thanks guys for the advice.

I will likely be doing some version if this.
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Old 13-04-2021, 16:08   #13
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Re: Sunbrella damage & repair

@hpeer. I feel your pain.

If your good lady is willing, for 1/8" hole, I'd be really tempted to try Night Wing's suggestion. I haven't ever used the product, myself, but Sailrite has pretty good reliability as a company, and for the labor and money saving, it would be a good deal... and you could always replace the whole panel if you weren't satisfied. I would definitely give it a go if I had a bit of the original fabric on the boat, for the color match.

Or, go to a place where you can actually see the sunbrella (dye lots differ). Take the cushion cover with you. Buy enough to replace the whole panel, if you can find some that matches VERY closely: so closely one cannot really be sure they aren't the same. Replace the whole panel.

Another option is to try and match the color with spinnaker cloth repair tape, and repair from underneath.

You could also consider a "throw" to cover it, depending on where the burn is on the cushion, or a patch, or a contrasting applique. ["Oh, yeah, that was the downside of x project."]

The solution depends on how important perfection is, to both of you, vs. normal wear and tear.

Good luck with it.

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Ann,

We have 2 steel boats. Perfection? Is that a real thing? LOL
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Ann,

We have 2 steel boats. Perfection? Is that a real thing? LOL
Mmmmm! Bwahahahahaha!


Well, "perfection" is bloody hard to retain, once obtained! Try Night Wing's idea. I would. But I'm a cheapskate. Couldn't lay that on you guys.

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