40 Gauge Clear Vinyl

40 Gauge Clear Vinyl

Product ID: 4098

$14.75 per Yard

QTY (Yards) at $14.75 / Yard

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  • Content: 100% Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Width: 54"
  • Thickness: 0.040" (±5%)
  • 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.
  • Cold Crack: -30 Degrees
  • CA Residents: Prop. 65 info

This 40 Gauge Clear Vinyl is tough and is ideal for use as a protective covering. Use this durable vinyl to create boat window coverings or to create a clear window in a panel of fabric. Need industrial-strength curtains for a room? This 40 Gauge Clear Vinyl is ready for the job. Cut, sew, or tape this vinyl together to create a covering to protect outdoor products from the elements and preserve them over time. This vinyl is easy to work with and lets the light in while providing a tough barrier to protect from the weather.

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Egress window cover
DAVID S on Sep 21, 2018
To build removable screen porch enclosures in NH. The gauge and transparency seems to be the right ones
Alfredo A on Sep 11, 2018
Egress window cover
DAVID S on Sep 21, 2018
I found the detailed information about the products along with answers to frequently asked questions very helpful for making my purchase decision.
Melissa W on Sep 14, 2018
To build removable screen porch enclosures in NH. The gauge and transparency seems to be the right ones
Alfredo A on Sep 11, 2018
Using it to repair window in a Polaris Ranger cover panel.
Juan L on Sep 5, 2018
to use as shelf covering and place mats
Aspasia S on Aug 3, 2018
I want to experiment if it works in my project for the purpose to insulate the two conductors that I will built. Thanks
Mohsin S on Jul 22, 2018
As a rear window in my convertible car. I'll double-stick tape it in place. Advertised to not crack down to -30 deg. F. Ordered a sample which arrived promptly.
Clay T on Jun 28, 2018
I want to make clear cylinders to protect indoor plants from the cat.
DONALD L on May 27, 2018
We are a community theater and we are building the tube for flying Augustus Gloop up in Willy Wonka. We are trying both 40 gauge and 60 gauge.
Brian B on May 8, 2018
Table top protector
Jolene M on Apr 25, 2018
Before I checked out at a different site. I decided to search for a even lower price. Your price wasn't lower but you still saved me $13.00 on Tax and Shipping. My order at the different site would had cost me $72.00. You charge me $59.00 for the same order. Thanks for looking out
To serve as a "window" for a screened porch.
James K on Feb 22, 2018
I use this to make a rear window for our Polaris RZR.
James L on Jan 19, 2018
Winter windows for cab of snow vehicle.
Wilfred L on Jan 2, 2018
Portable Ice Fish House windows
Jeremy S on Dec 30, 2017
Cover my chicken coop windows... I'll be wedging cut squares between the wood frame of the window and the chicken wire that's currently there, creating a clear, sunny view without the wind and wild NE weather.
JACQUELINE C on Dec 28, 2017
Want to make windows for tractor cab.
David V on Dec 18, 2017
I will use this material for dogi door
Endrew P on Dec 17, 2017
This is for patio
Ray A on Dec 14, 2017
Tabletop cover
Paul C on Dec 6, 2017
I am buying this to cover the top of a chicken run
Peggy E on Dec 4, 2017
To cover screened porch for winter.
Rodney M on Dec 4, 2017
Replace convertible window on 1998 bmwz3.
Filiberto R on Nov 28, 2017
I’m wanting to make a customized clear vinyl handbag to use for concerts, etc, where required.
SHELLI G on Nov 28, 2017
making a wind block for a trailer
LINDA Z on Nov 27, 2017
Winter weather low 40's already. Many times with wind. Need 40 gauge clear vinyl to add as storm windows to enclosed patio. This is the first time with 40 gauge and it fits into the aluminum frame fine.
P J on Nov 19, 2017
Yinfeng Z on Nov 11, 2017
needed a large piece of something that would accept and wipe clean of dry erase markers and the samples seemed to work out. Wont know until I try the project if it will work with a piece bigger than the samples but willing to give it a try.
April T on Nov 10, 2017
hoping it will be good for a screened in porch, based upon other reviews.
Ryan H on Nov 1, 2017
To cover the inside of my greenhouse doors.
Susan C on Nov 1, 2017
Covering screen door to keep doggie door accessible and keep cold air out
Jeannette L on Oct 30, 2017
I am making vinyl curtains for our wrap around porch. 40 gauge clear vinyl will withstand the rain, snow and freezing temperatures while allowing us to still enjoy the view.
Mary J on Oct 30, 2017
It is rated for cold weather and the thickness is good for porch enclosures
vernon wayne B on Oct 26, 2017
protect boat railing
JOHN J P on Oct 22, 2017
Is stronger for like a screen door cover for winter. also for my patio door to hold out cold, also on the bottom of my outer porch where you can hit it easier
Gary O on Oct 19, 2017
For use as side windows on my 4x4. The manufacture does not make them. In reading the data sheet, this product will hold up to minus 30 degrees F. This should hold up for my expected use in Montana. A fair price as well.
James P. D on Oct 11, 2017
The sample 40 gauge clear vinyl looks like a good fit for enclosing my deck for the winter to keep the wind and snow out
Armand C on Oct 8, 2017
I am fixing a jeep door window for a friend
Judy C on Sep 11, 2017
want to try it for marine use as it is less expensive. Hope it stands up to weather abuse
Jim C on Sep 8, 2017
Price and availability
David W on Sep 6, 2017
Plan to make a storm window to use in Maine. Hopefully this gauge can handle the Maine winters.
George B on Sep 5, 2017
Trying this for my screened in porch for the winter
Shelley W on Sep 4, 2017
Using to cover patio windows instead of windows which cost 1880.00
Timothy K on Sep 2, 2017
Fix pet door
Norman C on Aug 29, 2017
for our windows extra insulation against wind
Robert B on Aug 24, 2017
as a table top for my sewing table
VIOLETTE M on Aug 23, 2017
i plan on using the material as a temporary storm windows to cover screen porch openings.
V I on Aug 23, 2017
We need to cover a security screen on a porch to keep it warm enough for tender plants to survive the winter.
James & Karen S on Aug 13, 2017
For a doggie door
Pat M on Aug 13, 2017
Recommended for replacement windows for humvee
Pamela T on Aug 8, 2017
I found the detailed information about the products along with answers to frequently asked questions very helpful for making my purchase decision.
Melissa W on Sep 14, 2018
Using it to repair window in a Polaris Ranger cover panel.
Juan L on Sep 5, 2018
I would like to cut a rectangle of this vinyl film and glue velcro to the 4 sides of the rectangle to make a removable access window for my reptile habitat. Do you have any glue recommendations for use with this vinyl film? Thank you!
A shopper on Nov 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Would contact cement work?
I need a think gauge for my porch to keep the air from coming in what would you recommend and it has to hold up with high wind.what is your thinkest guage?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 40 gauge is a good thickness for this type of application. The 60 gauge is the thickest. But really all gauges would work, depending on how you plan to apply the vinyl. See this product guide for some more information:
How does this 0.04" polyvinyl chloride stand up to UV radiation from the sun?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This vinyl has a UV rating for approximately 750 hours.
Do you staple vinyl directly to 2x4 on screen porch?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can do it this way.
is it uv resinsted?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This vinyl has a UV rating for approximately 750 hours.
Can I cut it with scissors ?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can cut this with scissors.
Need clear plastic to make bags. What is most durable and appropriate?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 16 or 20 gauge clear vinyl would be durable, but still flexible. Or if you're just using it for lining, 6 or 8 gauge would be fine. We recommend ordering samples to compare and see which would work best for your bags.
I want to use this over a cloth table cloth, is it flexible enough to drape over a dining room table? Or do I need something a bit thinner?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use 40 gage - the thickest available. It gives maximum protection. It is stiff but trimming where needed it will drape ove the table if you help it along by creating folds where needed. Eventually (< 1 yr) those folds will become set and hola!, - a table cover tailor-made for your very own table.
I built a dog house for outdoor use. And I have car doors out of two inside doors. I want to cut this vinyl down to the correct size and install as flaps. My main goal is to cut down on airflow, while allowing the animals to go in and out. I like the -30 cold crack of the 40 guage, but am wondering if it’s too thick for this project? Thoughts?
A shopper on Jan 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The 40 gauge is commonly used for this purpose and should work well for you. We offer samples if you want to see what the thickness and stiffness are like.
I want to make a protective cover for the floor molding in one area of our house since we have two large dogs that slide into it and keep scratching and dirtying the molding. I was thinking about Velcro to attach the vinyl in 4-5 ft area where they hit the molding! What gauge vinyl would mold to the molding and do you think it would last for awhile? Thank you.
A shopper on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We'd say a minimum of 8 gauge, which is flexible. 16 or 20 would protect from scratches better, but I'm not sure how well they would mold to the molding. We recommend ordering a couple samples to see which would work best for your situation.
how long do you think the 40 guage would last if I used it as windows on a softtop do to rain,wind and sun?
A shopper on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is a durable gauge that will hold up well to wind, rain, and extreme temperatures. It has a UV rating for approximately 750 hours.
I want to use around inside of deck as a wind barrier for plants and flowers. Is a staple gun the best way to do it? Will flowers get enough light?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can use the clear material as a wind barrier. It will last for years and remain soft and flexible. I use it in a sunny area for temps in the low 90s in summer or 10s or lower in winter with heavy snow and wind. It does not tear or rip. I have the long length of fabric held with wood screws fastened through furring strips to hold it tightly so wind doesn’t blow out staples.
Is the 40g rigid enough to stand up on its own if cut down to a smaller size?
A shopper on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the 40 gauge is very strong. I use it on an 8 foot by 16 foot by 8 foot high porch full side cover year round in South Lake Tahoe with temps from -10F in winter to 90F summers it had never torn and remains clear and playable for about 4 years and is still fine.
Is 40 gauge material 1/8” thick?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, it’s closer to about 1/16” in thickness. The product seems quite durable, is holding up well in the New Mexico sun.
Can dry erase or washable markers be used on this and cleaned off? I'm looking for a clear sheet that can overlay maps and make notes on
A shopper on Mar 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I just tried a black permanent marker on 40 gauge and 20 gauge pieces that were left over from projects.
the only way the marks came off was with a Clorox bleach cloth; there was a very faint barely visible image of the marks. As mentioned though, I only had a permanent marker on hand not a washable one.
Can this be used under kitchen table to keep carpet clean?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would think yes, but it would probably be a pain with the edges lifting from shoes catching on it. I would try to find 60 gage.
Is this optically clear? Does the 40 or 60 gauge come in 72" width?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is optically clear, but we don't carry 40 or 60 gauge in a 72" width.
I need to put a slick surface so my cat will not climb the fence. Will she be able to claw her way into the plastic?
A shopper on May 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The thicker the vinyl, the less likely your cat will be able to dig her claws into it, so this may work.
Can you see Through?
A shopper on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this vinyl is completely clear.
How long is this?
A shopper on May 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can order however many yards you want. The width is 54 inches.
Would this work as caret protection under our dining table?
A shopper on May 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We are using it as table top protection to preseve and protect the table - an expensive one. It works very well in that capacity. One nice thing about it is that when we trimmed it to to just hang over the table at the end corners (irregular corners) it conformed by folds developing. So now it has pretty much taken the shape of the corners of the table. Really neat. I can see no reason why it would not work under the table- the caveat being it is only four feet wide so you would likely need two lengths spliced together to get enough width two reach under the chairs. Regular clear packing tape should suffice tor that.
How hot can this work in?
Yungning C on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used the #40 gauge clear vinyl on my 1993 Mustang rear convertible window. It worked great
A car rear window gets pretty hot
I previously purchased some 1/8 inch clear vinyl sheet from you. Do you still carry it.? Not sure what gauge it was.
A shopper on Mar 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The thickest gauge we carry (and have ever carried) is 60. It's not quite 1/8" but it's probably what you got.
How big is your sample size???
A shopper on Mar 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 4" x 4"
I want to use the 40 gage sheet on top of my epoxy garage floor . I would put it under my car. Would that work to ensure stains are prevented?Would the ends remain flat to avoid tripping?
Thanks for your help
A shopper on Mar 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It should be fine I was very pleased with product. I don’t think the edges will curl up, but, who knows?
I need 36 feet can you get on one rool?
A shopper on Mar 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: For stock inquiries, please contact our customer service at either or 877-781-2967 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.
Are all your 40 gauge rolls 54" wide?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That's correct.
I am interest in covering my craft desk wherein I use various type paints and things and I clean up with soapy rags. Would this protect my desk and if so, what gauze do you recommend? Thanks!
A shopper on Feb 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is a good use for clear vinyl. Any gauge would work to protect the surface, but this 40 gauge is heavy enough that it would stay in place better than thinner gauges.
can this product be used as a chair mat for office chairs and if so what gauge?
A shopper on Jan 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It doesn't have little spikes on the bottom that would dig into carpet thus keeping it in place, so we don't recommend using it on the floor.
I would like to make a clear floor runner for in front of my patio doors. I need something heavy enough to withhold being walked on. What gauge do you recommend?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not recommend using clear vinyl where it will be stepped on as it may pose as a safety issue.


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Exactly the Right Thickness
I used the vinyl to make storm enclosures for the bottom screen sections of a porch. The idea is to keep leaves and snow from coming into the porch during the winter I used fasteners so tithe vinyl sheets can be removed during the summer months I ordered just enough material to cover12 sections plus a piece to used to experiment ( messed up)
October 14, 2017
1 year ago
Exellent product! !! Need to get some more.
December 18, 2016
1 year ago
Product came promptly.
October 8, 2016
over 2 years ago
40 gauge vinyl
This was perfect for under my bird cage! Unfortunately we have carpeting,and this is great for droppings and seeds.etc. easy to clean and looks nice. Now I must order more. Would even be good for over any wood flooring too! So pleased.??
September 12, 2017
1 year ago
clear vinyl
material was as expected. It was easy to work with and signifcantly reduced repair cost for pet door.
August 14, 2017
1 year ago
40 guage very nice
Excellent vinyl very thick
August 15, 2017
1 year ago
Fabulous. So glad I? did this.
Used the vinyl to cover screen door with a dog door built in. Working great! Keeps cold air out and house warm. Makes my life and dogs easier!
November 19, 2017
10 months ago
All aspects five stars, price, communication, packing, fast shipping and an excellent product.

Who could ask for more
August 13, 2017
1 year ago