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RE: Canvas vs. vinyl tops

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Subject: RE: Canvas vs. vinyl tops
From: "Larry Hoy" <>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 21:57:22 -0700
So I've been dying to ask this question. 

I have one of the Stayfast tops.  I've always wondered why, what appears
to be cloth, does not get wet.  Sure it may feel damp on the outside,
but why doesn't the water soak through?

Larry Hoy

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> Subject: Re: Canvas vs. vinyl tops
> The newer (canvas like) version of hood materials are 
> called Sunfast or Stayfast.  These can last for years and 
> years and would be 
> my choice for a hood, tonneau, top cover etc.  They will last 
> 10 plus years 
> if taken car of and have been known to last for 20 years or 
> more in some 
> cases.  It is very easy to put up in cold weather and hot 
> weather alike and 
> IMO looks great.  Cost can be about double vinyl but is well 
> worth it.  
> Another material that is treated is called Mohair and is 
> similar to the 
> Sunfast/Stayfast, but is a bit heavier material.

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