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The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Boats, marine upholstery
« on: June 20, 2019, 12:08:05 PM »
You can certainly take off and bring to shop, I do that. Just remember, when quoting, especially in salt water, bolts, screws corrode, allow extra time. I will quote upholstery, then tell client time and materials to remove and install, or you can remove and bring to me. If getting into boats is something you want to pursue, I suggest this forum to join on facebook. Marine Canvas & Upholstery Discussion Centre

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Boats, marine upholstery
« on: June 18, 2019, 07:01:59 PM »
Elaborate. Or, call. It can be moldy. No worse than a sofa that had seven cats pissing on it.

General Discussion / Re: Software?
« on: February 09, 2019, 07:30:10 PM »
Yes, Rhino cad. Free for 3 months, then around $900 to purchase. There is other software also. You can buy a carlson, autometrix and other plotter cutter tables that will take the cad and cut material. That will set you back around $65,000

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 06, 2018, 01:35:42 PM »
In Wisconsin, as long as I tell them upfront, I can charge the fee. No go if I tell them $100 for job, then add the 3% Many of these clients use cards for points, mileage, etc. that is being feed by the 3% processing fee. I take credit cards because many say, lets go ahead, do you take credit, I didn't bring a check.

The Business Of Upholstery / Re: Credit Card Payments
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:17:17 PM »
I use square, but the customer is told upfront, that the job will cost a additional 3% to cover fee. They all agree to it.

General Discussion / Re: Quick Question for Marine People
« on: April 05, 2017, 07:03:17 PM »
Chris, I have never had a problem with sunbrella (so Far), but I have with recacril. I will say, I have recently been hearing of sunbrella issues, mainly fading, changing color.

General Discussion / Re: Clear Vinyl Window Rot
« on: February 19, 2017, 07:13:30 PM »
The cheaper clears will fail in 5 years, wrong chemicals on all, will assist in early failure on the best. By an airport, jet fuel, coal fired power plant, and lack of care. 

General Discussion / Re: time involved in dinghy chaps
« on: February 04, 2017, 01:12:47 PM »
Depends how your going to do them. if you can see the thread at cover and cushion.

General Discussion / Re: Had it with Strataglass
« on: August 07, 2014, 01:43:49 PM »
Regal, I have the same problem, as stated in JoJos  thread. Just went thru irritating warranty claim from them. I will stick with o'sea, a better product as far as I'm concerned. Stay away from strataglass and there bad customer service and quality control.

General Discussion / Re: Strataglass Replacement Question
« on: August 06, 2014, 08:55:36 AM »

If its cloudy it is probably not makrolon. You can cut out and sew in new makrolon. If it is ridgid, and not vinyl that has lost its plasticizers, then it may be lexan, which will yellow. It could be old beat up acrylic, in which case you can buff it out. Lastly I recommend o'sea for scratch resistant glass over strataglass. 1- o'sea can handle suntan lotion, 2- strataglass has crap customer service when it comes to warranty on its product, and its quality control seems to have dropped.

General Discussion / Re: Battle of the bulge - boat seat listing
« on: November 30, 2013, 06:19:39 PM »
You could slit the listing in 2 spots at the hole. Pull that piece into the hole and staple to the hole or pull through and staple to bottom of board. Especially if stapling a piece of material to bottom of board.

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