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jrdanells
jrdanells

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:03am

Post Subject: Cratch cover re colouring

Hi Tony,The navy blue acrylic canvas cratch cover on my narrowboat has started to fade and discolour, otherwise it is in excellent condition. Are any products available to recolour this cover? Many thanks.

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:48am

Post Subject: Cratch cover re colouring

I am afraid that I do not know. There is at least one product recently advertised in the magazine that said it cleaned and treated canvas covers. I am not sure about acrylic being a plastic type product. I have found vinyl roof restorer for cars works for vinyl cratch covers but yours is acrylic. I hope someone else with actual experience will answer.

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:16pm

Post Subject: Cratch cover re colouring

I have just got home and have been researching this. The rag & stick boys who use this type of fabric for sail covers etc seem to think that its not a practical proposition for individuals and that even if you find suitable dye the chances are you will end up with a very patchy result. I suggest that you read this: http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dyeblog/C1691090068 /E20080404112408/index.html. It seems the thing that is most likely to produce a successful result is a suitable fabric paint but make sure its suitable for use on acrylic.

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