|Length||54" (Length x Width)||72" (Length x Width)|
|Length||54" (Length x Width)||72" (Length x Width)|
|10 Gauge||4320"(120 Yards) x 54"||3600"(100 Yards) x 72"|
|12 Gauge||3600"(100 Yards) x 54"||Not Available|
|16 Gauge||2952"(82 Yards) x 54"||Not Available|
|18 Gauge||2160"(60 Yards) x 54"||Not Available|
|20 Gauge||2232"(62 Yards) x 54"||1872"(52 Yards) x 72"|
|30 Gauge||792"(22 Yards) x 54"||2232"(33 Yards) x 72"|
|40 Gauge||720"(20 Yards) x 54"||900"(25 Yards) x 72"|
|60 Gauge||792"(22 Yards) x 54"||Not Available|
|80 Gauge||360"(10 Yards) x 54"||Not Available|
10 Gauge (Thinnest) Thickness of shower curtain
|0.25mm (10 Mil) 0.01" (1/100)||This Clear Vinyl is often used in porch enclosures that need to be installed with spline. This is also used for barriers, table coverings, school bulletin board covers, shower curtains, furniture covers, art projects, tent windows, clear stadium bags, bag liners and purses.|
|12 Gauge||0.30mm (12 Mil) 0.012" (3/250)||This clear vinyl is slightly thicker than the 10 Gauge clear vinyl. It is also often used in porch enclosures that need to be installed with spline. This is also used for barriers, table coverings, school bulletin board covers, shower curtains, furniture covers, art projects, tent windows, clear stadium bags, bag liners and purses.|
16 Gauge 1/2 credit card thickness
|0.40mm (16 Mil) 0.016" (2/125)||This has been a popular option for safety barriers. This is a cheaper option for windows and porch enclosures that need spline. This is a great option for greenhouses as well. It's a thinner product which makes it more pliable. It's also a little cheaper and lighter weight which makes it a good option for people with a tight budget. This is also used for barriers, table coverings, school bulletin board covers, shower curtains, furniture covers, art projects, tent windows, clear stadium bags, bag liners and purses. Good for stretching across greenhouse frame.|
|18 Gauge||0.45mm (18 Mil) 0.018" (9/500)||The clear 18 gauge sometimes feels like a lost middle child. It's less popular than the 16 Gauge and 20 Gauge. For people who want a product really close to a 20G this is fractionally thinner and is a little cheaper option for you. This is also used for barriers, table coverings, school bulletin board covers, shower curtains, furniture covers, art projects, tent windows, clear stadium bags, bag liners and purses. Good for stretching across greenhouse frame.|
20 Gauge 2/3 credit card thickness
|0.50mm (20 Mil) 0.02" (1/50)||This Clear Vinyl is often used in porch enclosures that need to be installed with spline. This is also used for barriers (good for gym barriers), table coverings, school bulletin board covers, shower curtains, furniture covers, art projects, tent windows and purses. Good for stretching across greenhouse frame.|
30 Gauge Thickness of credit card
|0.75mm (30 Mil) 0.03" (3/100)||This clear vinyl's thickness is approximately the same thickness as a credit card. This is our top selling item for porch enclosures (stapled, grommets, screws/nails). It's also great for barriers, golf cart windows, RV camper tent windows, seat covers, and greenhouse coverings. Good for stapling or screwing into greenhouse frames.|
|40 Gauge||1.00mm (40 Mil) 0.04" (1/25)||This is one of our thickest and affordable vinyls. If you want to retain more heat in your porch this is perfect for you (stapled, grommets, screws/nails). It's also great for Barriers, Biminis, Marine enclosures, sail windows, dodgers, jeep/convertible windows, carpet/floor protection. This is our most popular option for boat marine enclosures. Good for stapling or screwing into greenhouse frames.|
60 Gauge Thickness of penny
|1.50mm (60 Mil) 0.06" (1/16)||The 60 Gauge is a very popular option for boat enclosures. It's thicker and more heavy duty. It's also used as barriers. Since it's thicker it's really good at making porch enclosures warmer. It's also great for Barriers, Biminis, Marine enclosures, sail windows, dodgers, jeep/convertible windows, carpet/floor protection. Good for stapling or screwing into frames. Good for table top protection pad cut to tabletop size (not for draping down).|
80 Gauge (Thickest) Thickness of door key
|2.00mm (80 Mil) 0.08" (2/25)||The 80 Gauge is our thickest vinyl. Since it's also thicker it's really good at making porch enclosures warmer. It's also great for floor protection as it is heavier and lays flat better. This is also a popular option for Pet Doors. It's also great for Barriers, Biminis, Marine enclosures, sail windows, dodgers, jeep/convertible windows, carpet/floor protection. Good for stapling or screwing into greenhouse frames. Good for table top protection pad cut to tabletop size (not for draping down). Also used in heavy duty warehouse door flaps.|
|PRODUCT||DOUBLE POLISHED EXTRUDED|
|UV RESISTANT||500 HOURS|
|COLD CRACK||-40F (CFFA - 6A)|
|SAFE FOR KIDS||CPSIA/REACH COMPLIANT (16 CFR 1303)|
|PHR LEVEL||44 PHR|
|ROLL WIDTH||54" and 72"|
|PLASTICIZER||DOTP DIOCTYL TEREPHTHALATE|
How Do I Order Clear Marine Vinyl?
This item is sold by the linear yard or full roll. Select the product you need in the drop-down menu. Select "By The Yard" if you don't want a full roll. This will come in one continuous piece. It is sold as a linear yard. 1 yard would be 36" inches long by 54" or 72" wide which can also be seen in the product selected. 2 yards would be 72" long by 54" or 72" wide. etc. See the Length Guide for additional examples. If you want a full roll, select that option instead. You usually get a better discount on a full roll. Once you select the product change the "Quantity" to how many yards or rolls you need and add the items to your cart.
What is Clear Vinyl?
Clear Vinyl is 54" or 72" Wide and is Double Polished For Crystal Clear Viewing. Prices as low as $2.75 Per Yard. It's Easy to Cut and Sew and is Perfect for Windows, Porch Enclosures, Boat/Auto Windows, Barriers, Table Coverings and Much More. Comes in 10, 12, 16, 20, 30, 40, 60 and 80 Gauge thickness. It is a PVC plastic that is extruded out of a machine into different thicknesses or gauges. It is flexible, durable and highly transparent. Not all clear vinyl is created equal. Some clear vinyl can have distortion, waves and air bubbles. Some clear vinyl may be opaque and not be see through like a painter’s tarp commonly found at home depot. We pride ourselves on having some of the highest level of optically clarity clear vinyl in the marketplace. Our product is manufactured with a patent pending water bath technology that cools the product faster creating incredible visibility. It’s not perfect, but it’s really impressive.
What makes Clear Marine Vinyl different from Regular Vinyl?
Clear Vinyl can also have additional additives added to it to give it different properties. Things like color additives, UV stabilizers, Cold Crack stabilizers and Fire Retardant are only some of the many additives that can be used to make some clear vinyl’s different than regular vinyl’s.
What is Clear Vinyl Made Of?
There are also different types of plasticizers that can be used to make clear vinyl. These plasticizers are important to consider. Many of the plasticizers can contain lead and phthalates many which can be harmful. We make sure to use a DOTP plasticizer which is the safest in the market which is lead and phthalate free. Another difference that can be found between different clear vinyl’s is the PHR value. This number determines how hard or soft the plastic will come on the roll. Some plastics can be stiff and less flexible than others. We have found a PHR of 44 works best for most people but different companies use different PHR values.
Does Fire Retardant keep clear vinyl from melting?
No clear vinyl will still melt in high heat environments. The Fire Retardant makes it safer for indoor and outdoor applications preventing fires from spreading quickly. Many commercial building codes require this higher level of fire retardant to keep people safe.
Can double polished clear vinyl come wider than 72 inches?
We have talked to over 100 manufacturers and they have all told us they simply don't make machines large enough to produce larger vinyl. It took us years to find a factory that could produce the 72" vinyl. The only way to make it larger is to make it incredibly thin like a painters tarp you would find at a Home Depot which is not suitable for windows. The other way to make it wider is to heat seal the panels together which is not seamless and requires a $50,000 machine.
What is the thickest clear vinyl?
80 Gauge is the thickest clear vinyl we offer. Clear vinyl and plastic is measured differently than metal. The smaller the gauge for clear vinyl the thinner. The higher the number the thicker. Will clear vinyl shrink? Clear Vinyl will shrink about 1-3%. Overtime the plasticizers inside the vinyl dry out. As that happens it causes the vinyl to slightly shrink and tighten up. High heat environments will usually cause it to dry out a little faster (Example: storing it in a hot attic). The clear vinyl will also shrink a little after it is unrolled for the first time. The manufacturing machines wind the rolls so tightly they need about 24 hours to relax to remove the stress built up in the roll. If the product is stored in a hot area like an attic the product can shrink almost 2"-4" as it dries the product out even faster.
What are the benefits to clear vinyl?
Extremely Clear, UV Resistant, Water Resistant, Highly Flexible, Durable and Strong and Easy To Clean
How do you clean clear marine vinyl?
Dish soap and fresh water is the best way to clean marine vinyl. There are also some products like 303 Clear vinyl cleaner/protectant, and our top choice IMAR Cleaners. DO NOT use harsh cleaners like Windex or bleach as those cleaners will harm the vinyl. Start by cleaning with a soft cloth with mild dish detergent to make warm soapy water. If needed you can purchase vinyl cleaner and restorative products from 3M or 303 Marine for additional cleaning needs.
What is the best way to store clear vinyl?
When storing your vinyl products first make sure the vinyl is clean and dry. For best results roll material back onto the cardboard tube it was shipped to you on. DO NOT put any packaging materials or paper interleaved with the vinyl. Store the rolled up product in a climate controlled environment in a vertical position.
What is clear vinyl used for?
Marine/Boat Enclosure Windows, Porch/Patio Enclosures, Safety Barriers (office, counters, gym/warehouse dividers, Greenhouses, Restaurant Enclosures, Golf Cart and UTV Enclosures, Tent/yurt windows, Table Coverings/Pads, School Bulletin Board Covers, Shower Curtains, Furniture Covers, Art Projects, Clear Stadium Bags, Bag Liners and Purses, Pet Doors, Chicken Coops, Cleanrooms and any other window applications.
What is the difference between Mils, MM, Gauge and Inches?
Mils and Gauges are often times used interchangeably. Technically speaking they are fractionally different. Mils are usually 6-12% thicker than a gauge. Since more people look for clear vinyl by “Gauge” we promote it as gauge, but we always make the vinyl to be the same thickness or slightly more as if it were a Mil. We like to over deliver as much as possible. The truest measurement we use is millimeters. The Thickness Guide above translates our gauges into millimeters for people as it’s the truest most accurate number for our vinyl. Saying that clear vinyl is an expandable product so it’s never exactly the same thickness, but we do check every batch to ensure accuracy and consistency as close as possible.
This clear marine vinyl is double polished for optimal clarity. It is manufactured using water bath technology which is a method used to produce extremely clear vinyl. This Clear Vinyl also holds up in extremely cold conditions with a -40F Cold Crack.
*30 Gauge (Minor Defect) - The roll has small blemishes caused by air bubbles getting trapped in the roll during production randomly through the roll. Overall it it is very clear and great quality. The imperfections are not extremely noticeable, but it is not 100% to our standards. It doesn't meet our standards of clarity for our premium product line. This is sold "as is" with no refunds.
The Clear Choice For Clear Vinyl
This clear vinyl is double polished for optimal clarity and is perfect for windows and porch enclosures. This product is UV treated (500+ hours) and is built for the outdoors. This vinyl cuts and sews easily. This product is very durable, flexible and waterproof. It also has a cold crack rating of -40F (CFFA - 6A). This product can also be printed. The tinted vinyl reduces the amount of light passing through it by 50%.
PliableEasiliy Rolls - Easily Installed - No Problem
DurableExtreme Winds, Extreme Cold - No Problem
Super ClearDouble Polished, Crystal Clear - No Problem
Clear Vinyl Tips
This material will slightly shrink over time (roughly 1-3%). It is best to unroll the roll slightly and let the material rest overnight before measuring and cutting to give the material a chance to slightly relax. Some rolls come with paper between each layer to help make the material easier to handle. Do not store the roll with this paper as it can cause the vinyl to become foggy and distorted. Do Not Store in high heat areas like an attic or shed.
Window Installation Tips: A heat gun or steamer will soften the vinyl to help get a nice clean stretch for your window applications. Some people install the vinyl with grommets, washers, and screws, while others build wood frames and staple the vinyl directly to the frame.
If you have any questions about how much vinyl you need or what thickness will work best for your project or you need some tips for installation of your clear vinyl give us a call at 312-300-6737 and our vinyl experts can help answer your questions. This blog post we created also has helpful Clear Vinyl Tips.
Easy to work with, very strong but pliable. Recommend.
Great product, and great experience with ordering.
Clear vinyl flexa
Very clear and durable. I replaced 4 large deck/porch windows on a cabin in Maine… easy to work with, and it certainly looks tuff enough to endure Maine winters!
Will definitely purchase again!
Great product and even better price!
I’ve used this to replace some Strata glass panels that became brittle. Initial outcome is fantastic, for the price. It’s not glass clarity, but huge improvement over the old existing stuff. It’s only been installed a few weeks, so no review on longevity. I anticipate using the same product to build an entire campertop enclosure.
Fast shipping and a quality product!
Grow house Covering
The 20 ga was a great choice for my Vegtable seed growing unit. Kept the weight down and holds the heat well . Its not just for boats.
Product was shipped and received very fast. Expectations and quality overly exceeded
Clear vinyl Clear winner
It was thick enough to do the job I needed it for and I’m very pleased with the results
Very clear and strong. Fast shipping and a great price.
We used the vinyl covering our screened in porch and it looks like we have windows, it is so clear and clean. We would recommend to anyone. Joyce Minnick
Top quality product - top quality customer service.
Thoroughly pleased with Marine Vinyl Fabric order of replacement window material for a sailboat dodger. Easy to order, prompt communications, seamless delivery.
Finally, a Cattle Panel Greenhouse that I can see through
Designing a way to use this over my cattle panel tunnel was a challenge but I made double grommet holes that could be laced together with zip ties where there's an overlap of material. I'm now ready for the fall season and in the meantime I can vent up the sides and use bungee cords to hold it. More venting on the ends is possible with light weight crop cover and small clamps - very easy to vent. I love to be in the greenhouse and still be able to see nature all around me. We have a lot of circling hawks and such overhead and I always felt "closed off" with the 6 ml plastic sold by the big box stores so this 54" wide roll sold at a discount was perfect for my application. I really can't see the imperfections.... but the view is spectacular. I live on a mountain with severe winds and temperature fluctuations and this material holds up against the weather and harsh winter conditions (zone 7A). I know already because I used it on my geodesic dome greenhouse that I built from a jungle gym. That has made it through three winters and stands the test of time.
Marine vinyl for front porch
I had very good experience with the employee that help me with the ideas and helpful hints it all went well and I place the double sided carpet tape that 3M makes how to put the vinyl on top of that and some furring strips over that and it really looks good neighbors are stopping and looking at the job and I'm telling them where to get it if they need some thank you again and have a good day ....