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DRI STITCH® – SEAM SEALER. Prevents Seams From Leaking. DRI STITCH® penetrates into needle punctures in fabric caused from sewing, coating each thread with DRYKON® Nanoized Polymer to seal the voids, preventing leaks.
1. Fabric must be clean and dry. Clean soiled fabric with FABRI-KLEAN® and allow to dry.
2. Apply DRI STITCH® to both sides of seam with applicator inside can. Allow to dry and cure for 24 hours.
DRI STITCH® uses the latest DRYKON® nanoized polymer technology for superior performance and durability. DRI STITCH® is guaranteed PTFE and PFOA Free. It’s Non Carcinogenic, Non Toxic, Low VOC’s, Environment and Human Friendly.
When dry, DRI STITCH® is clear and does not affect the color, feel or breathability of the fabric. It’s safe for Sunbrella, acrylic, polyester, cotton and other synthetic and natural fibers.
Seams leak even on brand new canvas boat covers, boat tops, T tops, Biminis, Pontoon boat covers, camper tops, dodgers, sail covers, awnings and tents because the needle used to sew the fabric together spreads the tight weave of the fabric allowing water to penetrate. The clear liquid DRI STITCH® penetrates these punctures and fills them with DRYKON®, preventing water from penetrating while allowing air to continue to pass through, maintaining the breathability.
Marine canvas such as Sunbrella, Top Gun and others are mostly made from synthetic threads made from acrylic, polyester, nylon and various other materials and blends. They are woven tightly together and then treated at the mill to waterproof them, while still allowing the fabric to breath. This is important as non breathable fabrics such as vinyl will hold moisture from humidity and condensation which can result in mold growing on the surface and spreading throughout the boat as well as the enclosure. Over time the waterproofing coating will wear and degenerate due to abrasion, washing, and general use and the canvas will begin to leak. Dirt and soap scum will also cause water to wick through the fabric and is food for mold. Soaps and detergents should not be used for washing Sunbrella or other marine canvas. Only free rinsing cleaners such as FABRI-KLEAN® should be used to maximize the durability and life of your boat covers.
If the fabric on your top begins to leak, waterproofing can easily be restored by spraying it with CANVAS SHIELD. Many boat owners apply CANVAS SHIELD on an annual basis as a preventative measure. Better to keep the boat cover or pontoon cover, waterproofed rather than dealing with the clean up and stain removal from mold and a leaky boat top. Much like regular oil changes in your car. You don’t have to do it. You can wait until the motor starts to smoke and then repair or replace it. In the long run, CANVAS SHIELD is cheaper and more convenient than repair or replacement of your marine canvas or Sunbrella boat top or cover.
Seams will also begin to leak on older canvas covers due to stretching and pulling and entrapment of dirt and soap scum. DRI STITCH® can also remedy this situation quickly and easily. It’s proven to seal the seams in one application and the cover does not have to be removed from the boat, making it easy and convenient. Now there is no excuse for a leaky, moldy boat cover, pontoon cover, sail cover, dodger or bimini. Mold on sail covers will rapidly transfer to the sail and the stains cannot be removed. It’s better to keep them dry.
DRI STITCH® uses the latest DRYKON® nanoized polymer technology to seal up the seams. It’s quick and easy to use. Make sure that the canvas is clean and dry and then just wipe the seams on both sides with the deep penetrating, clear, liquid DRI STITCH®. It seals up the holes made by the needle punching through the fabric and when it dries it’ all but invisible. It contains UV inhibitors to reduce damage from the sun’s rays and extend its life.
Older technologies used wax, silicone rubber, PTFE or Teflon which emits harmful and dangerous PFOA’s which are carcinogenic and toxic. DRYKON® is guaranteed PTFE and PFOA Free and is low in VOC’s making it environment friendly, human friendly and boat friendly. Wax and silicone rubber leave a heavy build up which detracts from the beauty of your canvas boat top or cover, making it look ugly. DRYKON® uses Nano Particles to fill in the needle punctures preventing water migration while still leaving minute space for air, which is a smaller molecule size than water, to continue to pass through allowing the fabric to breath.
DRI STITCH® has many other uses as well. It can be used on the seams and stitching of tents, awnings, back packs, cushions, garden furniture, BBQ covers, and anywhere that waterproof seams are required.
RIB & INFLATABLE BOAT
CARE & MAINTENANCE GUIDE
Keeping your new RIB or Inflatable Boat clean and protected against environmental damage can easily double the useful life of your boat, keep it looking like the day you bought it, increase your pride of ownership and bring a much higher return when it comes time to trade up or sell.
Your boat will be expected to live and survive in the Marine Environment; the toughest environment on the planet. It will be under constant attack from dirt, grime, UV, infrared, suntan lotion, marine growth, bacteria, bird and spider droppings, scuffs, stains, ozone and more. A simple and regular maintenance regime can easily defeat these ravages, but you need the right specialty products and procedure to do the job. Failure to keep your boat clean and protected will result in it looking old and tired before its time, may void your warranty and is sure to bring additional problems that can be costly to repair.
Using the right products to care for your boat is important. Household, automotive and industrial products can often cause more harm than good and should not be used. Aurora Boat Care Products are specially formulated for optimum care and maintenance of RIB and Inflatable boats. They’re endorsed, recommended and used by the top boat manufacturers in the world. These products are safe to use on Hypalon, PVC, Polyurethane, Rubber, Fiberglass and Aluminum.
NOTE: Detailed instructions for use and application of all products are on the product labels and on www.AuroraMarine.com
WHEN YOUR BOAT IS NEW
This is the easiest and best time to protect your boat. Within a few months in the marine environment, an unprotected boat can become soiled, stained, fouled and begin to degrade, requiring restoration before it can be properly protected.
TUBE, FABRIC FLOOR, RUB RAIL AND ATTACHMENTS
When the special fabric for your tube and inflatable floor was manufactured, lubricants and other chemicals were used and they remain on the surface of the fabric after the boat was manufactured. It’s important to strip them away before applying the UV protector otherwise poor adhesion and failure of the protector can result. Even though your boat is new and appears clean, scrub it well with SPEED CLEAN™ and a MARINE POWER MITT™ to remove these pollutants, rinse well and dry. When the tube and fabric floor is dry, apply 2 coats of POLY GUARD™. These products may also be used to protect rub rails and other rubber fitments.
If the boat is to remain in the water for more than 2 days at a time, apply REPELIN™ fouling release coating to all underwater fabric surfaces to reduce the attachment of marine fouling and make cleanup easier. REPELIN™ can also improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. These products are effective for use in salt as well as fresh water.
RIGID HULL, FIBERGLASS
If your RIB is to remain in the water for more than 2 days at a time, protect the gel coat with REPELIN™ fouling release coating. In addition to reducing the attachment of marine fouling it will keep the bottom cleaner, eliminate salt attachment, improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. Gel coat is porous and REPELIN™ will seal the pores to prevent osmosis blisters.
New gel coat is coated with a mold release agent which can impair proper bonding of long lasting protective coatings. To ensure proper attachment of REPELIN™, the hull must be scrubbed with SPEED CLEAN™ and a MARINE POWER MITT™ to remove any pollutants, prior to application.
RIGID HULL, ALUMINUM
If your RIB is to remain in the water for more than 2 days at a time, protect the painted bottom with REPELIN™ fouling release coating. In addition to reducing the attachment of marine fouling it will keep the bottom cleaner, eliminate salt attachment, improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. Wash the surface first with INFLATABLE BOAT CLEANER™ to remove any pollutants and then apply 2 coats of REPELIN™. If the hull is raw aluminum, after washing as above, coat it first with ALUMETRON™ prior to applying REPELIN™.
NON-SKID DECK OR FLOOR
The deck or floor surfaces of RIB’s either have a textured pattern or sand is imbedded in the gel coat, or paint, in order to provide traction and reduce slipping, especially when wet. Protecting them with wax or polish is not recommended as it can make them dangerously slippery. Left unprotected, the decks are susceptible to UV damage, soiling, staining and excessive scrubbing to keep them clean. SURE STEP™ is a pressure sensitive sealer and UV protective polish that utilizes Adaptive Reflex technology. It seals the surface, protects the New Boat shine and makes the decks easy to maintain and keep clean. When you step on the deck, your weight creates pressure which gives you grip. When you take your foot off, releasing the pressure, they become smooth and slippery again making dirt attachment difficult. When the decks are wet, the traction increases even more.
Scrub the non-skid deck with SPEED CLEAN™ and a scrub brush and the smooth parts with a MARINE POWER MITT™. Rinse well and dry. Apply 2 coats of SURE STEP™ and buff to a beautiful shine with a SURE STEP BUFFING WHEEL™ on a portable drill.
Once your boat is properly protected, maintenance usually consists of keeping it clean by rinsing with clear water and wiping dry from time to time but if stuff happens, we’ve got you covered. If your boat gets soiled from greasy atmospheric fall out, diesel soot, scum line, or other nasties, wet it with water, spray on some free rinsing, biodegradable INFLATABLE BOAT CLEANER™, wash away the grime with a MARINE POWER MITT™ and wipe dry with a chamois or microfiber cloth.
Scuff marks or other dirt or stains that are difficult to remove can be scrubbed clean with SPEED CLEAN™. Rinse well, dry and re-apply POLY GUARD™ and REPELIN™ if applicable.
Even though your boat bottom is protected with REPELIN™, if it sits in the water for more than a few days you may see slime forming on the bottom. Simply wipe off the slime and the bottom will stay clean for months. If the boat sits in the water for long periods of time, without maintenance, marine growth may attach. Soft growth such as slime and algae can be removed with INFLATABLE BOTTOM SPRAY™. Hard growth, such as barnacles or zebra or quagga mussels can be removed with FOUL OFF™. Bottom cleaners can remove REPELIN™ and POLY GUARD™. After removing the growth, scrub with SPEED CLEAN™ and re-apply POLY GUARD™ and REPELIN™.
POLY GUARD™, REPELIN™ and SURE STEP™ have a life of 6 to 8 months in continental climates and 3 to 4 months in tropical climates. At the end of each period, scrub all surfaces with SPEED CLEAN™ and re-apply the protectors. Regular use of these products can extend useful life of your new RIB or Inflatable Boat, make maintenance easier and add value and pride of ownership to your boat.
DRI STITCH ®
DRI STITCH® penetrates into needle punctures in fabric caused from sewing, coating each thread with DRYKON® Nanoized Polymer to seal the voids, preventing leaks. Dries Clear.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE & DURING USE
Fabric must be clean and dry. On soiled fabric, clean area with FABRI-KLEAN® and allow to dry. Where possible apply 1 coat to the underside & 2nd coat to the top of the seam. Apply DRI STITCH® liberally to seams and stitching with the dauber attached to the lid of the can. When dry apply a second coat. Allow to cure for 24 hours. Protect from water, dew or moisture until cured. Apply above 60°F – 15.5°C.
DO NOT FREEZE
May irritate eye & skin. Do not get in eyes or on skin. Do not breathe mist/vapours/spray. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from flames or sparks. Wear protective gloves/clothing and eye/face protection when mixing or using. Use in well ventilated area, wear suitable respiratory equipment if required.
Contains para-chlorobenzenetrifluoride (60-80%). If swallowed, Do NOT induce vomiting, call a Poison Control Centre or doctor. If in eyes or on skin, rinse well with water. If irritation persists get medical attention. If breathed in, move person into fresh air.
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AURORA DRI STITCH ®
Catalog No: 11400
Individual Unit: 220 ml
Shipping Weight: 8 lb
Case Volume: 12 X 220 ml
Case Weight: 8 lb (3.62 kg)
Case Dimensions: 10.25″D x 8″W x 3.25″H
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