Asked on Mar 6, 2018

What is a good gauge clear vinyl?

Awilda RomanJewellmartinSharon
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Need to cover back and sides of open shelving unit that sits near a window. Recently heavy rain storm soaked all items. I was thinking 8 gauge clear vinyl for durability without being too heavy to handle. Suggestions would be appreciated.

5 answers
  • Shoshana
    on Mar 7, 2018

    That's a clever idea! Amazon usually has the goods :) https://www.amazon.com/Gauge-Clear-Vinyl-Fabric-Yard/dp/B06XFNYCRB
    • Awilda Roman
      on Mar 7, 2018

      Thanks for taking the time to help! I actually bought a clear vinyl shower curtain 74 x 84" and corded through the hook holes for better placement instead of puncturing vinyl. I placed opening in front to use as flap doors similar to a Clothes Rack Cover. Trimmed hem was used as tie backs.
  • Geew
    on Mar 7, 2018

    I recommend using a Marine Grade Vinyl since it sounds like it's exposed to the elements (sun and rain). Marine Vinyl won't fade for years unlike a basic vinyl.
  • Sharon
    on Mar 7, 2018

    I would use something heavier than that, this stuff is flexible without flapping in the wind noisely.... http://www.joann.com/disco-vinyl-fabric-clear/1532449.html comes in 12 gauge too at bottom of page.... 54" wide
  • Jewellmartin
    on Mar 10, 2018

    I think you would be amazed how well clear Contact paper works. Make the Contact paper double thick by placing two strips back to back. Also seal all the seams with silicone caulk. ☺️
  • Awilda Roman
    on Mar 10, 2018

    Thanks everyone for all the great input! I purchased and used a 8 gauge shower curtain that came with hooks. Was able to simply hook it all around with no fuss. Since its an open shelving unit it had ample grids on top to hold it in place. It looks fab... and the gauge is not too heavy or lightweight. Merely drapes straight down. Thanks again fellow DIYers!
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