New Products – By Terry Goble
Snap Stick Cures Headaches Of Sticky Snaps And Zippers
Few small things cause as big a headache as sticky snaps and zippers, even when cleaned of dirt and salt. And forcing them can accidentally rip the surrounding fabric, especially if it’s old or has shrunk. The solution is to use Snap Stick from Shurhold. Fast and easy to apply, it provides long-lasting lubrication that allows hardware to perform like new.
Made in the USA, Snap Stick is non-toxic and biodegradable, and won’t harm fabric or solid surfaces. It’s ideal for metal and plastic zippers, snaps, hinges and other small marine hardware.
The solid, wax-like formula applies like lip balm. A twist of the base presents the product. Snap Stick is easy to apply to only the desired area. The user runs it along both sides of a zipper or on the male snap, then opens and closes the hardware several times. One application lasts for three months. A 0.45 oz. tube of Shurhold Snap Stick costs $4.98.
Dedicated to educating boat owners, Shurhold provides key tips for boat value preservation at www.shurhold.com. Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.
3119 SW 42nd Ave., Palm City, FL 34990.
Fabric Seam Leaks Are A Thing Of The Past
With outdoor fabrics, it’s often the seam that’s the first to produce an annoying drip. This can be due to age-related shrinkage or stretching from wind and overuse. Seam Sealer from Iosso Products is the fast and easy way to keep new and old textiles from leaking, and add years to their lives.
Seam Sealer is safe to use on natural cotton, canvas, acrylic, polyester and other coated synthetic fabrics. With certain seam constructions, the high-performance formula is equally effective at repelling water on vinyl and vinyl laminates.
Unlike some products, Iosso Seam Sealer doesn’t contain silicone or leave behind an unsightly film. It won’t change the color or feel of the fabric it’s applied to – it’s completely invisible.
On a boat, Seam Sealer is ideal for boat and console covers, biminis and dodgers. On shore, it’s perfect for RV awnings, umbrellas, tents, backpacks and other outdoor gear.
Using Seam Sealer couldn’t be easier. The bottle has a built-in sponge applicator tip. It’s applied to both sides of the seam until the thread is completely saturated and then left to dry for 24 hours. On very worn materials, a second light coat can be added. A 4 oz. bottle of Seam Sealer covers 50-feet of seam and costs $8.49.
1485 Lively Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.
Biodegradable Boat Cleaner Is Tough On Dirt And Grime
Waxing a boat is a time-consuming task, so it pays to use a premium quality soap that won’t strip the finish. Boat Cleaner from BoatLIFE quickly removes even the most stubborn dirt and grime, yet is biodegradable, so rinse water can run overboard without harming sensitive aquatic life.
Made in the USA, Boat Cleaner doesn’t contain harsh chemicals like phosphates. This makes it ideal for use on sensitive areas such as baitwells and livewells. The non-toxic formula is so safe, it passes the strict guidelines for biodegradable products in both California and Europe.
The advanced formula is ideal for cleaning gelcoat, paint, varnish, metal and other marine surfaces. While tough on stains, Boat Cleaner is gentle enough to clean sailcloth, canvas and other marine fabrics.
Boat Cleaner is simple to use. Mix four ounces of the concentrated formula with a gallon of water. Work the solution in a circular motion with a sponge, brush or towel. For very dirty areas, such as around the exhaust, the ratio can be increased up to one-to-one. Rinse with water to a spot-free finish. A one-quart bottle of BoatLIFE Boat Cleaner costs $21.43; a one-gallon container is $64.29.
BoatLIFE®, a division of Life Industries Corp.
4060 Bridgeview Dr., North Charleston, SC 29405
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