- Product Reviews
POLYESTER uncoated * 6 oz. Oxford weave * 66" wide
While looking for new fabrics I sent samples out to a mill and they tested the fabric and found our '8 oz. polyester' is actually a 6 oz. per yard weight. Even though we have been told it was an 8 oz. fabric.
Shortly after that I found this fabric, which looks almost identical to the "8 oz." we have sold for years. The weave is slightly coarser, but that is only visible if you put the two side beside each other, The weave is much looser. I would recommend using the Double Corded stitch for best results.
DRAWBACKS - We have sold a good bit of this and the feedback we are receiving is the fabric is hard to seal because of the loose weave. After 3 coats of paint there are lots of pin holes so it is taking several coats of paint to seal the weave. Also, the loose weave it harder to work with than other fabrics.
This fabric was made for a client and it did not meet their specifications. The yarn was mislabeled and is a high shrinkage and they specified a low shrinkage yarn. There is a large but limited supply of this fabric. I got a great deal on it and I am passing that savings on to you!
Uncoated Polyester will also accept just about any finish unlike nylon. Paint, polyurethane, varnishes, etc. Even water based products.
I recommend ordering 1 foot longer than your boat length. On wide boats such as the MessAbouts, order 2 extra feet.
SOLD BY THE FOOT
Even though we have had no reports of any problems with any coating on this fabric, keep in mind that you should alwasy test andy coating before applying it on the finished boat.