16 Gauge Clear Vinyl
- Features: Double Polished
- Please Note: This clear vinyl is a general purpose product. Waves and slight distortions may be present as a result of the manufacturing process, but are not considered to be defects.
For more information, see our Clear Vinyl Product Guide.
This 16 Gauge Clear Vinyl is a mid-weight, durable, flexible, and waterproof material. Great for covering tablecloths, making desk protectors, lining drawers, covering furniture, and enclosing and insulating screen porches, patios, greenhouses, and chicken coops. This vinyl is also used for sewing and crafting projects, like making clear vinyl bags or bag liners and can even be made into clothing and accessories.
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We’re trying to figure out a way to protect a section of our hall wall and floor molding that our two large Weimaraners keep hitting when they run and slide on the hardwood floor. We were thinking of tacking a piece to the wall, and wanted to cover the floor molding as well. Do you think this gauge will work or should we go higher or lower? Do you have any suggestions on the best methods to attach the vinyl?
BEST ANSWER: Hello, well I can not say for sure but I have both and the only difference between the 16 and 20 gauge is little. If the dogs have sharp claws/nails I would go with the 30 gauge it would last longer I would think. Hope this helps.
Hi, I'm interested in buying 25 yards of vinyl; It is the product in a single roll ?
BEST ANSWER: Generally yes, but you may want to check with our customer service. Contact our customer service at either email@example.com or 877-781-2967 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.
can this be used for a greenhouse? temperature here does go to freezing occasionally but rarely for extended periods, located in Vancouver, b.c. Canada. would this material actually crack at 0 degrees or ?
BEST ANSWER: This 16 gauge vinyl would work for a greenhouse. It's not likely to actually crack at 0 degrees F unless you try to fold it sharply. It just gets more brittle the colder it gets.
I want to use this on my terrace as a surround to block the wind but need to be clear for my plants, I need it to be 10 running yards and block the winter winds, what gauge is best for me?
BEST ANSWER: I bought 30 guage for a small front door enclosure, with a window enclosure that faces north west. The winds are crazy strong from that direction. This window that I made has lasted going on four years, has not yellowed, nor cracked in our minus 20 - 30 weather in winter. I bought extra in case, but still have it, better to be safe than sorry! I also got 16 guage , but because of the cold crack of -29, I went with the 30 guage.
Can the product be “ welded together ?
BEST ANSWER: I have only sewn through it....and it doesn't seem to melt when ironed. It gets soft but so far I haven't melted it, though I haven't actually tried to.
can i use this in place of glass in a picture frame?
BEST ANSWER: I use this product in a large frame for removable winter storm windows on an outside porch. As far as a replacement for glass in a picture frame I would not do it because I believe it would be difficult to mount it without wrinkles. The plastic is quite clear but no replacement for glass. I'm sure a piece of glass would be considerably easier to work with and more permanent.
Which clear vinyl would be best for enclosing a screen porch?
BEST ANSWER: 20, 30, or 40 gauge are commonly used for enclosing screen porches. Of these gauges 20 is the lightest and most flexible, while 40 is the heaviest and most stiff. If temperatures get really cold around you, the 30 or 40 can withstand the coldest temperatures of -29 and -30 degrees. The 20 gauge is rated for 0 degree temperatures. We suggest ordering samples to compare and see which would work best for you.
I would like to make tradesman pouches for my tradesman husband's wrenches. The pouches will need to be sturdy as the wrenches are very heavy. What guage of clear vinyl should I use?
BEST ANSWER: 16 gauge is probably great for that. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
I have a 10×10 gazebo I need to know how much I need to purchase to enclose it?
Is 8 gauge thicker then 16 gauge?
Which would be use to cover the top of a table?
BEST ANSWER: 16 gauge is thicker. Here is our clear vinyl product guide to help you pick the best gauge for your needs.
Is this mylar?
BEST ANSWER: No, this is clear vinyl.
Can you get the 16 gage 96 wide?
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, the widest fabric we have is 54" wide.
Can I use this for my paper Sewing patterns to draw on then reuse?
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! I have never thought of using clear vinyl for this but that is genius. You could probably get a 10 or 12 gauge vinyl as well, depending on how stiff you want the vinyl to be.
Looking to use this for a greenhouse cover, but in my area we get bad hail, what gauge material would be recommended?
BEST ANSWER: I would say 30-60 gauge would be best. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
i need a clear vinly with paper between the layers, do you have this item by the roll?
BEST ANSWER: This is it. Yes, we do. Contact our customer service at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-781-2967 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST for bulk pricing options.
Can I use it for a mini van window to get by till I can get another one? If so what gauge?
BEST ANSWER: Here is our clear vinyl product guide! It describes the weights of each gauge and what people use them for.
Will 16 gauge work in a aluminum frame with a rubber bead for a porch?
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It's very hard to work with. Has a tendency to bunch up at the corners. You have to keep at it.
Can I get this in 84 in width?
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, the only width we have is 54 inches.
How thick is 16 gage?
BEST ANSWER: This vinyl is 0.016" (±5%) thick.
does this product come in 48" wide?
BEST ANSWER: This product only comes in a 54" width. You could trim it to meet your 48" width, though.
What gauge vinyl should I use to sew an enclose a golf cart? I will be sewing the vinyl to outdoor fabric.
BEST ANSWER: We recommend ordering different samples of gauges as there isn't one particular gauge more appropriate than the rest.
Does the vinyl come on a roll with tissue between the layers?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that's exactly how it's shipped.
I have a U shaped desk that I am tring to cover so I can protect the paint job on it. The 2 side pieces are 2'W x 4'L and the middle section is 2'W x 12'L. I was wondering what would be the best gauge to get for protection?
BEST ANSWER: That's really up to your own personal preference. We suggest ordering different samples of clear vinyl to see what you feel most comfortable with but a 16 gauge would be fine in our opinion.
I need to cover a wooden attic floor.I need a vinyl strong enough to protect, but not thin so it rips.I will be storing cardboard boxes on the floor, and when I move the heavy boxes. I want the vinyl as a floor protector, strong enough to prevent scratches.
No other foot traffic is in the attic, just storage.
What gauge should I choose?
BEST ANSWER: We don't recommend using clear vinyl to protect floors as it may pose a safety hazard.
What gauge would you reccommend for a shelf of shoes that I am trying to keep the dust out? I want to cover the front of the shelf like a curtain would.
BEST ANSWER: 8, 10, or 12 gauge would be flexible enough to act like a curtain, while still being sturdy. We suggest ordering samples to see what gauge would work best for you.
WHICH GAUGE IS THE CLEAREST?
BEST ANSWER: All gauges are equally clear, but the lower gauges are more pliable so if the vinyl isn't completely flat, the light reflecting off the surface can make it appear more wavy. The higher gauges, like 60, 40, or 30, are stiff and the reflected light will have a more even look. This may make it appear clearer.
I want to use vinyl to cover a the seat of a dining room chair . What gauge vinyl should I use?
BEST ANSWER: 12, 10, or 8 gauge clear vinyl would be suitable for seat covers. We recommend ordering samples to be sure that whatever gauge you choose will be right for your project.
duse the 12 gauge clear come in rools?
BEST ANSWER: 12 gauge clear vinyl is sold by the yard and is shipped as a roll. Quantities larger than 95 yards may come in more than one piece.
Will this work on hot air solar panels?
Great quality 16 Gauge Clear vinyl
This is premium quality material and very fast shipping and great customer service thanks for offer this product!! It works for all my products that require the clear vinyl.
Mauk Fishing Stuff
July 29, 2017
over 2 years ago
Wow, it is Awesome covers my large table with no bumps! It is very shinny, strong & BEAUTIFUL!!!????
December 30, 2018
11 months ago
I have not had the opportunity to sew with the vinyl just yet but I find the quality of the vinyl to be very good. I’m looking forward to seeing the results.
October 6, 2019
2 months ago
Exactly what we needed.
Purchased to use and exterior storm window material for our cabin in the woods. Wow, when you are inside you can hardly tell it is there. Thank you
November 25, 2019
4 weeks ago
Product what exactly what I expected
January 5, 2019
1 year ago
Worked perfect for my purpose
March 8, 2019
9 months ago
better than i expected
very clear & easy to work with &trim
February 3, 2019
10 months ago
vinyl sheet was perfect for my application
November 15, 2019
1 month ago
Little late but worth the wait
The material was just as described. It was on back order but I was informed in a couple of days and given an estimated date of delivery so all was well since I didn’t need it right away. I would advise others to contact them in case there is a definite timeline though because it did not say back ordered on the site right up front.
November 10, 2019
1 month ago
November 12, 2018
1 year ago