30 Gauge Clear Vinyl
- Product ID: 3020 3020
- Content: 100% Polyvinyl Chloride
- Width: 54"
- Thickness: 0.030" (±5%)
Cold Crack: -29 Degrees
WARNING: View Prop. 65 info
- 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.
Maximum Continuous Length: Approximately 19 Yards,
when ordering more than 19 Yards please note it may come in more than one piece.
For more information, see our Clear Vinyl Product Guide.
This 30 Gauge Clear Vinyl is a durable, flexible, and waterproof material. It is shatterproof, stain resistant and can withstand hot and cold temperatures. Perfect for boat windows, clear curtains, or protective coverings for outdoor gear, our clear vinyl lets the light in and keeps the weather out. Use it to make storm windows for your home, in tents and canopies, or to enclose and insulate screen porches, patios, greenhouses, and chicken coops.This versatile plastic is ideal for household use and is a practical choice for all sorts of heavy-duty projects.
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Why did you choose this?
Considering vinyl for the covering of a greenhouse. What is the transparency rating? Is the 6 strong enough material for exterior?
BEST ANSWER: 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. You can use For Greenhouse's If stretching across frames, thin to medium vinyl is better, and the more rigid gauges are best for stapling or attaching to posts.
Do these vinyl turn yellow when exposed to sun light?
BEST ANSWER: No, this vinyl doesn't yellow.
What gauge to enclose a porch for the winter?
BEST ANSWER: You can use pretty much any gauge. It depends on how you're planning on enclosing the porch. For thicker options, try 30 or 40 gauge. The 30 is a little thinner and more flexible, and the 40 is a bit thicker and stiffer. They're rated for temperatures as low as -29 and -30 degrees respectively. We suggest ordering samples if you want to compare different gauges.
What adhesive can I use to attach the vinyl to a canvas top?
BEST ANSWER: It needs to be sewn to canvas. Unless there is already vynil you can glue it to.
I have several Questions on the 30g. 1) How hard is it to sew with a regular home type sewing machine and is the 16 needle that you pointed out in the 20g still OK or do I need a larger one and a commercial sewing machine ? 2) What type of thread would I need if I have to sew seams. 3) Should the seams be folded over like doing regular material seams? 4) Do you also sell design ideas for closing in a screened porch and such? 5) Do you sell the hardware needed to close in porches?
BEST ANSWER: Adding on to Joann's excellent answer, for use outdoors, you would want to use our Coats & Clark Extra Strong Upholstery Thread. This could also be used indoors, but all purpose polyester thread would also work. (see below)
How you do the seams depends on what you're making. For a screened porch, overlapping the edges and sewing would work, but if the pieces are too big to fit, a regular seam is fine.
We don't sell anything else related to screen porches. Good luck!
what is gauge compared to ml?
BEST ANSWER: Thickness: 0.030" (±5%)
Can dry erase marker be wiped off if used on the 40 gauge clear vinyl? Or does it absorb the ink and leave a stain after it is wiped off?
BEST ANSWER: Dry erase markers are fine on this product, there is no stain left before when wiped off. Some residue may remain but you should be able to use a damp cloth to remove it.
Would this stick to clean glass car windows without using an adhesive?
BEST ANSWER: This gauge is too heavy to stick. The thinnest clear vinyl, gauge 4, sticks, but I can't say how long it would stay. You can order a sample if you want to try it out.
I'm looking to replace a convertible top vinyl window what gauge should I use??
BEST ANSWER: We reccommend using between 30 and 60 gauge vinyl. We recommend ordering a sample of each to be sure that it will work for your project. Here is a link to our clear vinyl product guide that outlines a lot of potential uses for clear vinyl (including convertible windows)
Type used in convertible tops?
BEST ANSWER: I looked on google and it said canvas topping with a three ply method using acrilic / polyester exterior anda cloth lining. I would read everything you can on google. Hope this helps
If I buy 3 yards is that one continuous yard.?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you should receive 1 continuous piece.
What gauge works best to protect wood tabletop from nicks and scratches?
BEST ANSWER: Any gauge would protect against scratches, but for nicks, like dropping something on it, anything from about 20 to 60 gauge would do the job. Of course the higher the gauge, the more protection it will offer, but personal preference about how it looks should also be considered. We recommend ordering samples to see what will work best for you.
I want to cover the lower portion of my screened in patio to prevent my small dog from tearing the screening material. Will this product withstand a dog's claws if he were to stand and put his paws against the material. Also, what would be the best means to affix the material to the upright supports between screen section?
BEST ANSWER: This clear vinyl is thick enough that it will stand up well to a dog's claws. It can be stapled with a heavy duty stapler. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
What gauge do you use to cover windows?
BEST ANSWER: I am attaching our clear vinyl product guide below. It will help you get a better idea of what gauges are used for what. 30 would work, but it really depends on how cold / what you are trying to accomplish with covering your windows. I also recommend ordering a few samples of different gauges to see what will work best for your project.
how do you put it over the windows do you nail it?
BEST ANSWER: You could. You could also staple it for smaller, less noticeable holes.
Can you paint on the 30gauge vinyl?
BEST ANSWER: I guess I don't see why not. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
I’ll be using this for my screened in porch, which has 17 ‘panels’ that need covering (approx 4ftx2.5) Can I get it pre cut to the size I need, of do I need to cut it myself?
BEST ANSWER: You would have to cut the vinyl into the smaller segments that you need but it can be easily done with any sharp edge like a knife or just regular scissors.
I am looking a enclosing an outdoor porch here in Colorado and need to know if I can use Velcro to do the attachment joints etc?
BEST ANSWER: Sure! I think that would be a great way to attach the vinyl.
Can this be use in a picture frame to replace glass material?
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not.
I want to enclose my carport on all 3 sides for the winter. I want to be able to sit outside as well during the winter and possible grow my vegetables in the carport as well. What gauge clear plastic would you recommend I use?
BEST ANSWER: 30 gauge would probably work well for you. I would usually say you don't need such a high gauge, but since you are only covering the three sides you will probably want the thickness for insulation.
What's the height of the vinyl?
BEST ANSWER: This vinyl is 54" wide.
Can you see though it like glass?
BEST ANSWER: Yes! It is fully clear.
what is recomended gauge for window replacement on Miata top.It measures 35x16.5 ???????
What is the thickest gauge I can use for dining room table?
BEST ANSWER: I think 30 would be ok but you can go heavier if you want for a table, its nice vinyl. Youll be pleased with it
What gauge is best for taking the place of glass for framing pictures?
BEST ANSWER: 30 gauge would do it.
Will it keep the cold out on my windows ?
BEST ANSWER: I used the 30 gauge vinyl to replace the windows in a customers yurt. I also made a cover for a scooter for an elderly man. He said it really kept out the cold and rain so i would think it would help with keeping the cold out of your windows.
Looking to redo the clear vinyl enclosure on my boat. Guessing the 30 gauge would work, will this work with a salt water environment, also are u able to clean with a micro towel and fresh water daily if needed, without scratching. Do u have samples I can purchase to look for the best gauge ?
Thank you Bob
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this clear vinyl will work as you describe. We have samples available for all gauges. To add a sample to your cart, click the "Add Sample" button near the "Add to Cart" button for each gauge you would like.
Can this be installed into a screen frame the same as replacing the screen in the frame? Can you get the vinyl tight this way
BEST ANSWER: Yes, clear vinyl can be used this way, but you would probably need a thinner gauge like 6 or 8.
Do you sell full rolls of vinyl?
BEST ANSWER: We do. For large quantity orders we recommend contacting customer service to place your order.
How long this product Least on the outdoor weather?
BEST ANSWER: I made windows for my tree stand out of this and put the in over a year ago. They are still good. It's a great product. I am going to make storm windows for my house with this.
CLEAR VINYL FOR MY PATIO
I am really liking this vinyl so far. I made a structure of 1x3 lumber and pinched the vinyl in between. The structure was 7 feet by 10.8 feet. I want to block wind at certain times, especially in the winter.
May 14, 2018
1 year ago
Screen porch enclosure.
My wife and I enclosed our screen porch in order to be able to use it in the winter. It will also keep the Spring pollen from coming in and causing constant cleanups. After the pollen is gone we will be able to open in up again within a short time and use it as a screen porch. The 30 gauge clear vinyl is just what we needed. Just a matter of removing some screws and washers and We will be able to do it again next Winter.
January 8, 2019
11 months ago
Works great around chicken run and screen porch. Stays clear so you can still see through.
October 28, 2018
1 year ago
Looks like glass!
This 30 gauge was used to replace a thinner 12 gauge that had shattered over winter with frigid temperatures on our [enclosed] cedar porch. It was easy to staple & to frame up as windows on the west side.
May 19, 2019
7 months ago
Very good quality vinyl and ships quickly.
It is perfect. I bought the 30 gauge clear to enclose a porch and it definitely keeps the enclosed portion free from rain, snow and even has some sound deadening qualities. It is not heated but is noticeably warmer with the enclosure.
January 2, 2019
11 months ago
Needed vinyl with a bit more "heft" that the materials available at my local fabric store. Glad to find it online and at a reasonable price.
February 24, 2019
10 months ago
Perfect for screened-in-porch protection
I used this clear vinyl to cover wood frames I built to attach between the posts of my screened-in-porch. It is easy to cut with a utility knife and soft enough to attach with either staples or thumbtacks. It is completely clear and wrinkle-free. Highly recommended.!
April 12, 2019
8 months ago
Very good product. Endure and flexible. Thank you!
May 25, 2019
7 months ago
30 gauge clear vinyl
Excellent quality heavy clear vinyl. Just what I needed for my project.
November 23, 2019
1 month ago
July 23, 2019
5 months ago