4 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.
Maximum Continuous Length: Approximately 150 Yards,
when ordering more than 150 Yards please note it may come in more than one piece.
4 Gauge Clear Vinyl is the thinnest gauge we offer. It may be thin, but it’s also durable, flexible, and waterproof. These qualities make it great for covering tablecloths and winterizing and enclosing screen porches, patios, and verandas. It can also be used for sewing and quilting projects, like photo holders for quilts and clear bags or bag linings.
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Why did you choose this?
Is this uv tolerant in
Sunlight. Can it be used out doors ?
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be used outdoors, it has a UV rating of approximately 750 hours.
In June 2017 this website offered a "Clear Vinyl Product Guide;" is it still available? At that time I was unable to log on to your website. Thanks
Can I use this to cover chicken wiring in my chicken coop to winterize it? I would still like to see in and them see out and would like sunlight to get it. what gauge would you recommend for this purpose? Also will I be able to staple it to the wooden parts?
BEST ANSWER: I think it would be fine. I use it in sewing and it stands up to the washing machine and whatever else gets thrown at it.. when you staple it I would make sure to use cardboard strips and turn it under at least half an inch, that way it will give it more stability when you staple it. I hope this helps to answer your question.
What would be the most appropriate for reusable wall stencil?
BEST ANSWER: A medium gauge would be best, like 16 gauge. We suggest ordering a sample to see if it will work for you.
I am a scrapbooker and would like to buy vinyl to use as covers for my books. (The original covers do not fit once you add your pages.) I just need something to cover the book like we used to do in high school with paper bags? Would the 4 gauge work?
BEST ANSWER: I do recall the brown paper book covers, and I think it would probably work very well, but you might order an inexpensive swatch first to make sure it is not any heavier than you think it is. The 4 oz. size is very flexible, so would lend itself to folding the edges. The question is just how bulky it will get in the spots where multiple folds occur. The bulk can be reduced in a more simple design than a cover equiring folds of multiple thicknesses. As I recall, we did do that with the brown paper as well.
Is the 4 gage too heavy to cover food outdoors? Want to cover outdoors appetizer table at wedding. Will be under tent. Wanted something a bit heavier than the standard catering plastic roll.
BEST ANSWER: The gauge for clear vinyl is actually opposite than what you might think. Low numbers are thin and high numbers are thick. This 4 gauge would be too thin. If you want the vinyl to drape over the sides, the 8 or 10 gauge would work. If you want a heavy vinyl for just the top, 40 gauge would be best. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for you. See more info about clear vinyl here: www.onlinefabricstore.net/makersmill/clear-vinyl-fabric/
I want to use it as a protection “glass” for a picture frame. Is it too thin?
Can this be cut with a knife or scissors?
BEST ANSWER: Yes using a straightedge with a knife and a board underneath is the best. Keep pressure on the straight edge and go slow. Can be cut with scissors also but the edge won't be s crisp.
I am trying to make a trendy raincoat that would be worn in the spring/early summer. Would the 4 gauge be light enough but still sturdy enough to be worn?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is both .
can you see through it?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's completely clear.
I plan on using this for a wall protector behind a ping pong table to prevent scuffing and getting the wall dirty. Would it be best to glue this to the wall with 3M adhesive spray?
BEST ANSWER: Suggestions:
1. Use thicker 8 gauge
2. Use removable wall hanger tabs, like for pictures and calendars, across top of sheet (and possibly sides/bottom) instead of gluing.
how big is a yard in terms of feet?
BEST ANSWER: 1 yard is 3 feet.
What gauge works best for photo frame instead of glass?
BEST ANSWER: This clear vinyl is flexible, not rigid like plexiglass, so it's probably not what you're looking for.
Am I able to draw/Paint on this fabric? (with marker/ paint/ink/ pen)
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the type of marker or paint you're using. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
what is the gage I should buy to use to use for long term use to protect table covers?
can I use contact cement on this product ?
BEST ANSWER: We haven't had anyone ask that before, our best guess is to order a sample and try it out.
I want to cover some shelves to keep my cats from breaking things. I used plexiglass from picture frames I got at the Goodwill, but would like to cut it to size. I do not know what gauge to order. Any suggestions?
BEST ANSWER: Are you looking for something rigid like plexiglass? The clear vinyl is flexible but it could work for your situation. Really any gauge could work, but you're probably looking for something on the thicker side that's more rigid than the lower gauges. If so, the 40 gauge would be good. Medium gauges like 16 could work too. We recommend ordering samples to see what will work best for your project.
We have a clear vinyl product guide, which might be helpful: www.onlinefabricstore.net/makersmill/clear-vinyl-fabric/
can I use 4 gauge vinyl to cover around plants for winter?
Would the 4 gauge be suitable for a curtain around a golf cart?
BEST ANSWER: The 6 or 8 gauge may be slightly better since they're just a little bit thicker, but the 4 gauge should also work. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
Is it sold by sqaure yard or length yard?
BEST ANSWER: It's sold by the linear yard.
Can this plastic be used for dry erase markings? Will it erase easily?
BEST ANSWER: It will show dry erase marker markings but won't work as well as a dry erase board would. It will erase but if left on for too long may not be removed as easily.
Need a piece of clear plastic as a protector under and around the bird cage ,approximately 3'x3'. Thick enough to Roll cage off and on the Carpet. How THICK should it be???
To protect carpet,but easy to clean and move. 😊
BEST ANSWER: A medium gauge like 16 would likely work for you. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it is what you're looking for.
Can this be used to make lawn furniture covers to protect cushions from the weather?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the 4 gauge would work, but you might want to go a little thicker to at least the 6 gauge. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
72" width avaibility?
BEST ANSWER: We have the 6 gauge in a 72" width, but not the 4 gauge.
Will alcohol ink dry on this and flow on it?
BEST ANSWER: We're not sure, so we suggest ordering a sample to try it out.
Can you sew this on a machine? I want to make covers for the arms of my couch so the cat doesn't scratch.
BEST ANSWER: Yes, 4 gauge clear vinyl is thin enough to sew on a machine.
Can this be sewn with regular sewing machine?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should be able to be sewn with a machine. We recommend ordering a sample to be sure that it will work for your project.
Would I be able to use this to make a cover for a small box? Like a plastic case top?
BEST ANSWER: This vinyl is flexible, not rigid, so it may not be what you're looking for. At higher gauges, like 40 and 60, the vinyl is thicker and stiffer, so it might work. We recommend ordering a sample to see if it will work for your project.
Would this be suitable to use when making baby bibs?
BEST ANSWER: You could use this, however please be aware that it does not meet CA Prop. 65 standards.
Even if this is not 'food safe' could I use it to line a lunch bag/box?
BEST ANSWER: We don't recommend it, but you could.