Stamoid is a vinyl coated woven polyester that can be used anywhere from console covers, spray hoods, convertible tops, mooring covers, dodgers, biminis, awnings, and protective covers. Completely waterproof, easily cleanable, cool to sit under, and folds and stores well. The high tenacity weave holds its shape and does not show humidity sagging problems common to lower marine grade fabrics. Available in 8.3 oz. and 12.7 oz. Sailrite recommends the 8.3 oz. for awnings but the 12.7 oz. for just about everything else. 5 year warranty.
Breathe Ability (1): Because the material is vinyl coated, it is waterproof and will not breathe. Appropriate ventilation must be provided if using this fabric for full enclosures.
Waterproof (5): Completely waterproof! Use a #16 needle or smaller when sewing Stamoid to minimize potential seam leakage.
Abrasion Resistance (4): The 8.3 oz. lighter weight (4128 from Ferrari) is only vinyl-coated on one side while the 12.7 oz. weight (Top – 3933 or Tweed – 4612 from Ferrari) is coated on both sides. Abrasion resistance is greater for the double coated product.
UV Resistance (4): The 8.3 oz. lighter weight (4128 from Ferrari) is only vinyl-coated on one side while the 12.7 oz. weight (Top – 3933 or Tweed – 4612 from Ferrari) is coated on both sides. UV resistance is greater for the double coated product as the vinyl coating is to face outward.
Colorfastness (4): The PVC coating and dye are quite colorfast, yet they still do not match solution-dyed products like Sunbrella and Sur Last. Dye lots are very consistent.
Clean Ability (3/5): The vinyl sides are very easy to clean with a sponge and mild detergent. The 8.3 oz. lighter fabric version is harder to clean and remove dirt from crevasses given the texture of the non-coated polyester weave on one side.