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Old 14 April 2020, 17:26   #1
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Faded boat cover!!

Hi, i have a boat cover that was originally red , its canvas but has now faded to pink , does anybody on here know how i can revive the colour or what to use to dye it?

I have looked up renovo brand etc but theres a serious lack of information.

Any info from anyone that has done it before or pictures would be much appreciated.


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Old 15 April 2020, 01:01   #2
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I have a 3 year old orca engine cover that's done exactly the same the reds gone pink in the sun not exactly impressed at the price it was.
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Old 15 April 2020, 02:35   #3
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I don't think there is much that can be done, I have a blue boat cover and grey engine cover, both have faded. Don't know what the answer is, perhaps if buying new then use some UV protector similar to that you can get for the seats etc.
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Old 15 April 2020, 03:05   #4
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Hi, i have a boat cover that was originally red , its canvas but has now faded to pink , does anybody on here know how i can revive the colour or what to use to dye it?

I have looked up renovo brand etc but theres a serious lack of information.

Any info from anyone that has done it before or pictures would be much appreciated.


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it appears you can revive it

https://seamarknunn.com/acatalog/ren...AMd54qHhiy4Qqb
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Old 16 April 2020, 18:00   #5
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Ive ordered renovo canvas restorer and dark red dye , i will take picture and upload the result once it arrives just incase anyone else wants to do it.... well if it works for me.
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Old 10 May 2020, 04:29   #6
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It is amazing how red fades so quickly.

I fitted a new break-away cable to the trailer in Feb - the red plastic sheath covering the cable has already faded to a pale pink. Makes you wonder why the use red in the first place!
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It is amazing how red fades so quickly.

I fitted a new break-away cable to the trailer in Feb - the red plastic sheath covering the cable has already faded to a pale pink. Makes you wonder why the use red in the first place!
yep how many post office vans do you see with the red paint faded
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Hi, i have a boat cover that was originally red , its canvas but has now faded to pink , does anybody on here know how i can revive the colour or what to use to dye it?

I have looked up renovo brand etc but theres a serious lack of information.

Any info from anyone that has done it before or pictures would be much appreciated.


Thanks
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Sounds a Bit crass...but the only way to protect it is to put a cheap cover over the original....and change as nedeed ..or put the whole rig under cover.
Some tailormade covers cost several hundred pounds ...or more!.. but constant UV and weather will punish even the best of them after a period of time.
If it has to be outside permanently..Two layers is always better than one...you can buy BIG (semi disposable) tarps online very cheaply.
The main thing with the cheap stuff is making sure they are very well secured with no gaps to catch the wind.
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