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Slalom Frog

Treating your boat cover

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Slalom Frog

I'm on my third summer with by boat cover and it's not shedding water as well as when it was new. I have been considering treating the cover with some type of product, just not sure what to use. Has anyone done this? If so, what did you use and how were your results?

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areamike
I'm on my third summer with by boat cover and it's not shedding water as well as when it was new. I have been considering treating the cover with some type of product, just not sure what to use. Has anyone done this? If so, what did you use and how were your results?

Funny you started this topic. I was laying in bed last night thinking the same thing. I was thinking maybe some sort of spray-on Scotch Guard.

I'll be interested to see what other BU crew members advise....

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VinRLX

303 Fabric Guard. Use as directed.

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edwin
303 Fabric Guard. Use as directed.

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99response
303 Fabric Guard. Use as directed.

Eh, Jack doesn't know what he's talking about. You can tell becuase he actually read the directions.

I just sell the boat before I bother to treat the cover.

BTW jack and edwin, the response is running like a champ and makes my VLX seem like a minivan.

-Chris

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Slalom Frog
303 Fabric Guard. Use as directed.

+1

+1 - to supporting single moms that is Whistling.gif

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D-GOOSE
303 Fabric Guard. Use as directed.

+1

+1 - to supporting single moms that is Whistling.gif

+2 for supporting single moms and 303 Thumbup.gif

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JasonK

A friend had treated an old canvas cover with scotchgard from a spray can. Over the next couple years his white fiberglass turned yellowish, in areas under the cover. I think it was from the scotchgard.

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obski
303 Fabric Guard. Use as directed.

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VinRLX
303 Fabric Guard. Use as directed.

Eh, Jack doesn't know what he's talking about. You can tell becuase he actually read the directions.

:biteme: punk.

;)

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Slalom Frog

Thanks for the info, sounds like I should try 303. Has anyone that has used it in the past found that a 32 oz bottle was enough for a typical boat cover? I did read what the manufacturer listed for coverage area, just wanted to hear some "real-world" results.

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Pistol Pete

In the real world you'll need a gallon. All the way at the bottom of the page.

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VinRLX

Yeah, what Pete said. I think I used 2 or 3 large bottles without blinking.

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Lieutenant Dan
Thanks for the info, sounds like I should try 303. Has anyone that has used it in the past found that a 32 oz bottle was enough for a typical boat cover? I did read what the manufacturer listed for coverage area, just wanted to hear some "real-world" results.

At least a gallon....I used most of a gallon on my cover this spring. I followed the directions for cleaning / renewing the Sunbrella material to a "t"....i.e. scrubbed the cover with a "natural soap", let it cure in the sun for a whole day, etc.....first heavy rain, it no longer beaded water....

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areamike
Thanks for the info, sounds like I should try 303. Has anyone that has used it in the past found that a 32 oz bottle was enough for a typical boat cover? I did read what the manufacturer listed for coverage area, just wanted to hear some "real-world" results.

At least a gallon....I used most of a gallon on my cover this spring. I followed the directions for cleaning / renewing the Sunbrella material to a "t"....i.e. scrubbed the cover with a "natural soap", let it cure in the sun for a whole day, etc.....first heavy rain, it no longer beaded water....

Are you saying even after re-treating, your cover would still not bead water?

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Pistol Pete

You'll want to use something like this to apply it. I think a lot of people get carried away and use too much of the fabric gaurd. One gallon is more than enough. You're not supposed to apply so much that it soaks the cover.

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VinRLX
Use as directed.
You're not supposed to apply so much that it soaks the cover.

Yeah, see, and I got crap from Boston Boy for mentioning the directions. Whistling.gif

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