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WearAndTear Pads Prevent Rope Chafe

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Stainless Steel Protection for your Fiberglass.

Self-Adhesive Patch Prevents Chafe Damage.

Recently developed to protect fiberglass gelcoat from rope chafe Where rope chafes against a fiberglass edge, consider using a stainless steel patch. These patches are flexible and will wrap round most simple curves.

A new idea for those who hate to see their beautiful cockpits and cabin sides damaged by the careless use of sheets and furling lines.

The WearAndTear Pad is a simple, long lasting solution to prevent gelcoat damage from rope chafe. Typical areas subject to unsightly visual damage are cockpit sides and cabin tops.

Easy to fit and visually attractive in polished stainless steel, each patch unobtrusively protects your gelcoat surface.


Pictures of Wear Pad In Use
Wear Pad In Use

Wear Pad In Use
Pictures of Gel Coat Damage
Gel Coat Damage

Gel Coat Damage

The WearAndTear Pads are laser cut sheets of ultra thin (0.002"), corrosion resistant, 301, stainless steel supplied with a high quality self adhesive 'double sided' tape. The pad can be fixed semi-permanently to any flat or curved surface provided that the curvature is uni-directional: the material will not stretch to accommodate more complex shapes.

Fitting WearAndTear Pads.

When fitting patches around radii of less than 2", it is recommended to pre-form them to suit the curvature of the application area. This minimises the risk of de-lamination caused by the springiness of the stainless steel.

Two Sizes Now Available. While Stocks last 2 for the price of 1.

  • Type A, (6" x 2", 0.002" thick): US $19.95 (Post and Packing: US $4.95).
  • Type B, (9" x 2", 0.002" thick): US $27.95 (Post and Packing: US $4.95).

Overseas Payments.

Payment is accepted by credit card from anywhere in the World.

Place an Order.

To place an order, go to our Partner Website WearAndTear Pads.

Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.

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