Tungsten - Fabric Used on Enclosures:
Tungsten is reinforced with polyester yarns and is a durable 18 ounce vinyl used in enclosures for over 20 years. The woven reinforcements are periodically suspended within the heavy vinyl to offer substantial protection from the elements. The product design allows for maximum tear strength with minimum weight and maintains a high level of dimensional stability when exposed to different temperature extremes. Tungsten resists tearing, stains, mildew, mold, fading and fire and cleans up easily with mild dish soap. This highly abrasion textile can be cut with standard scissors around added options when necessary and is ideal for the application since it has properties that make it strong against things like tree branches, rocks and other flying debris. Though you can puncture this product if you aren’t careful, it will resist tearing further and fabric can be easily repaired with a vinyl tape.
Maintenance and Cleaning:
We recommend mild dish soaps to clean either the Armor-Dillo or the Tungsten fabrics. First rinse down with water to remove majority of dirt. Then with a soft cotton cloth and a mild dish soap solution, wash thoroughly using minimal pressure. A soft bristle brush may be used only to clean area where deeper dirt has penetrated. Use this method sparingly since the coating is diminished each time a brush is used and this will affect the longevity of the fabric. Avoid sealants as these block the pores of the fabric and cause detrimental effects over long periods of time. Do not use Simple Green or Pine cleaners ever on either fabric. Citrus Cleaner can be used on Tungsten for sap or other sticky outdoor elements that may at times drop onto your cover. Make sure the cover or enclosure is thoroughly dry before storage as packing either product wet will promote the possibility of bacteria growth.
30 or 40 Gauge Opti-Clear Glass Used:
Introduced in 1994, Opti-Clear is a premium flexible roll-up coated vinyl sheet engineered to resist the damaging effects from the sun’s rays, environmental fallout, and scratching from handling. It blocks out 100% of the spectrum of UV light.
Prevents fine line scratches from occurring during washing, drying, rolling up and down, and abrasion from straps used when rolling up the glass. Regular clear vinyl used in competitive enclosures can scratch with a paper towel being used. The foam included in the bag should be used between each glass to help minimize scratching.
Our Opti-Clear product has near- perfect visual clarity. Regular vinyl’s have a blue or gray haziness to them which is instantly visible when comparing Opti-Clear to regular vinyl used by our competitors.
Resistance to Fallout:
The coating on Opti-Clear blocks the elements of streaks caused by brass grommets or fabric color runoff seen in traditional regular vinyl used by our competitors. This is true with most trace elements even overspray can be carefully removed with lacquer thinner which would destroy regular vinyl glass.
Because you will see clearer longer, you will find you don’t need to replace the components as often. We are often asked “How long Opti-Clear will last?” and we can’t answer that since there are so many variables that can effect the answer but we have several yachts have have been in the Florida sun for 6 years and haven’t required any replacements.
The protective coating is uniquely resistant to today’s harsh environment. Industrial fallout from power plants, steel production, chemical manufacturing, paper products, plants, jet exhaust and acid rain are realities anywhere we live. Our coating prevents these elements from leaching into the vinyl. The results of leaching can be spotting, hazing, orange corners, and gray lines that show up in regular vinyl.
We recommend IMAR PRODUCTS only to clean your glass and warranties will be voided if anything else is used. Simple Green and Pine cleaners will damage the glass. Make sure you do not use Rainex or Armorall they have a temporary positive result with long term detrimental effect. Give us a call if you cannot find the IMAR PRODUCTS and we can assist with this. You should use the IMAR Protective Polish every 1 – 2 months and can use the Protective Cleaner often to remove most everything.
Flush thoroughly with water to rinse away environmental abrasives. Wash with IMAR Soap Concentrate, or other equally gentle and high quality soap. Do not use Simple Green, or pine or any other harsh chemical – they will dull the surface and impact clarity. Apply the soapy water to the clear vinyl section with a soft clean cotton cloth or chamois. Thoroughly rinse the glass and drive off with a quality chamois. After every cleaning apply IMAR Protective Polish sparingly with a small circular motion using a soft cotton cloth or chamois. Allow the polish to dry and remove with a clean soft cotton cloth buff to a sparkling shine. When using the IMAR Protective Cleaner between regular washings, make sure panels are free from all abrasive materials. Lightly mist a soft cloth and lightly and briskly rub a small sized area and then lightly buff dry when a different soft clean cotton cloth. You can use the IMAR Cleaner on a regular basis also as it is very easy to use and you will love the shine.
All new vinyl products can easily get impressions in themselves from items that are left on them or from the movement of the chemicals inside the vinyl during production. We recommend that all new enclosures be left in place for an extended period of time to allow for additional curing. If completely removed, enclosures must be interleaved with either acid-free paper obtained from framing shops or foam that was included in the original packaging of the product. Please utilize the storage bag that the unit came in as it is the best way to maintain glass. Use the acid-free paper of foam to prevent “pooling” in the glass, vinyl seasons over time and becomes less impressionable. Roll all components down overnight and completely fasten in place to keep the best appearance in your glass.
53.5" by 110"
(approx. +- .5 ")
030, .040, .060
Abrasion Resistance:(Wyzenbeek #8 Cotton Duck / 4 lb tension and 3 lb compression force)
ASTM D-3597 / ASTM D-4157
no evidence of surface scratches
No burn rate
No change 1000 hrs.
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