Buying a new cover is all well and good but with a little care they can maintain their performance and look good for longer too!
WEATHERMAX customers only need to wash their covers clean with fresh water unless more stubborn or acidic soiling is evident. Our Care guide that accompanies every purchase details cover care and waterproofing techniques. A range of products are available for these occasions simply by contacting us.
ACRYLIC CANVASS customers: Rinse regularly with fresh water with standard running water hose pressure to ensure that dirt, dust, tree leaves, bird droppings and salt etc. are not allowed to accumulate on and become ingrained in the fabric.
Bird excrement, in particular Seagull’s, is highly acidic containing high levels of phosphoric acid. Clean with a pure soap solution and rinse with fresh water. Do not store away damp or dirty. Always clean and air dry thoroughly before prolonged storage.
Holmenkol Textile Wash is ideal prior to waterproofing with Holmenkol PowerImpregnation to protect and re proof your aircraft cover.
ForODYSSEY customers cleaning procedures are very similar:
ODYSSEY fabric is finished to resist the growth of mildew. However, it should not be folded and stored while wet. Accumulations of dirt and animal droppings which can support the growth of mildew and result in fabric staining should be removed periodically by recommended cleaning methods.
ODYSSEY fabric may be cleaned with a cleaning solution of 4 ounces of bleach and 2 ounces of mild soap mixed in one gallon of warm (100⁰ F) water. DO NOTuse detergents. Use a soft, bristled brush to lift soil embedded in the fabric surface. Rinse thoroughly with clear water to remove soil and soap residue. After thorough cleaning and drying, water repellency may be reduced. The water repellency can be improved by an application of AQUA-TITE GREEN water repellent.
Professional Textile Care Products
Since 1988 Ultramar have been established as one of Europe’s leading professional sail and tent cleaners.
Combining their own in-house experience of cleaning performance textiles with the expertise of specialist partners, Ultramar have developed a complete range of professional textile care and maintenance products for sails, boat covers, awnings, tents, kites and other outdoor fabrics.
Years of hands-on experience has helped develop and establish a range of products that do exactly what they are meant to do; namely to clean and protect.
With the high performance expectations of technical fabrics in the most extreme climate conditions, Contender UK recognises the need to offer the best care systems available. Having been tested and proven in the global marine and outdoor market, Ultramar is fully endorsed and recommended by sailmakers to support the care and ensure the long-term performance of covers, sails and outdoor textiles.
Protect before it is too late! – Often we only think of cleaning and protecting textiles after they have started to leak, have turned green with algae or have become contaminated with mildew. Taking preventive measures from the beginning, combined with an ongoing care and maintenance program, will help maximise the performance and lifespan of your sails, boat covers, awnings, tents, kites and other outdoor fabrics.