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Old 09-15-2017, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Canvas treatment ?

Just purchased a new boat (new to me), and the bow and mooring covers appear to be leaking water a little. Haven't opened the bimini yet, but it appears to be in great condition.

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Condition: Good
Age: 2001
Color: Green

What type product can I apply to treat and remedy the problem.

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Old 09-15-2017, 05:07 PM   #2
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I used "Never Wet" from Rustoleum last season and if you follow the directions, it works really good on canvas. It is a bit pricey, but does work.

Got to make sure the canvas is dry and clean and if you can apply in the garage or other calm area, it helps. I took two step ladders and a couple of 2x4's between them and spread my cockpit canvas over them. Took about 2 hours start to finish - I did 2 coats and it has to dry between coats.

Also use it to waterproof shoes, jackets, etc. - stuff works great!
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:45 PM   #3
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Boat canvas is not waterproof. It needs to breathe. You can expect some water during heavy rain. I've found that a combination of 303 Fabric Cleaner and 303 Fabric Protectorant works best to keep your canvas in good condition and minimizes any leaking through the fabric.
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I've used 303 Fabric Protectant for may years on our boat canvas, and more recently on our car's convertible top. Works very well - water beads right up - and lasts for a long time. once to twice a season is all you'll need.
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