Canvas Waterproofer?

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Half Off, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    425
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 Apha 1's
    I just finished cleaning my bimini's inside and out. While they are drying on the back deck I got to thinking this would be a good time to give them a new coat of waterproofing spray. I ran out to the local Wal-Mart and they carry a silicone based spray. Not knowing if that stuff is what I want, I decided to check with my buddies at CSR for their input. What do you think, is the Wal-Mart stuff OK?
     
  2. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Richmond, Virginia
    Boatless
    2006 Monterey 302
    2000 Monterey 302
    2001 Regal 3780
    1995 Sea Ray 330DA
    2000 Maxum 2400 SCR
    N/A
    Trust 303
     
  3. mvoellinger

    mvoellinger Member

    618
    Aug 26, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2002 260DA
    350 MAG w/ Bravo III
  4. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    425
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 Apha 1's
    Does anyone know if any of the chain stores carry 303? I'd like to do this today or tomorrow before the weather changes.
     
  5. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    303 is the only wateproofing agent that Glen Raven Mills, the maker of Sunbrella, recommends, and the only one that will not void the remaining warranty on the fabric, if there is any remaining.
     
  6. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    425
    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 Apha 1's
    OK you guys sold me. I googled it and it looks like I'll have to order some. That will give me one more thing to do next spring.

    Thanks for the quick replies.
     
  7. mvoellinger

    mvoellinger Member

    618
    Aug 26, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2002 260DA
    350 MAG w/ Bravo III
    I bought all of mine off the shelf at West Marine.
     
  8. beerman

    beerman Member

    443
    Feb 16, 2007
    Wis. Dells, Wisconsin
    2006 340 Sundancer
    8.1 LTR VDrives
    I have picked up some 303 at Fleet Farm and Gander Mountain before. It is all usually about the same price.
     

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