Originally Posted by JABS
How can you tell whether it is one or the other?
Hypalon, if you pick at the surface with a fingernail, has a rubbery feel to it (it gives and stretches a bit.) The color is usually completely opaque.
PVC has a more "plasticky" feel, less give; a fingernail feels more like picking at a plastic milk jug, has almost no stretch. Color tends to be a little more transparent; light penetrates the material slightly.
The other way is to use a flame; hypalon should bubble and char, PVC will melt. Most showrooms don't like that method, though. Nor do boat owners.
Is it just me being childish, or does a PVC Playtime 600 sound a bit rude?
Nasher, *that's* funny.
Edit: If you can see the inside of the material, I think hypalon often has a black neoprene lining. PVC is homogenous material injected through the weave, so should be a single color throughout.