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A NOTE FROM YOUR DOCTOR:
“Dr. Shrink has been busy traveling all over the world and you can tell that fall season is officially in full swing. Don’t forget to take care of all those summer fun toys – your pontoons, jet skis, patio/lawn furniture, grills, etc. – get them wrapped and protected against the harsh elements that are coming. As always, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send me an email with any questions or comments. Keep a watch for our Halloween “Tricks & Treats” promotion that we’ll be running this month as well. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
– Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.
Quick Refresher on How-to Shrink Wrap a Boat
Would you be able to correctly label the products pictured here in the shrink wrap process? Are you currently using all of these products and installing them properly when you shrink wrap boats for storage? It’s time for a quick refresher course from the professionals at Dr. Shrink!
Below is a quick refresher training video on how-to shrink wrap a boat. This quick 8-minute video shows you how to wrap a boat for storage with a support structure. Dr. Shrink, Inc. supplies premium, 100% virgin resin shrink wrap in widths of 12′ to 60′ in a variety of lengths and mil-thicknesses. 6 and 7-mil shrink wrap is recommended for boat storage. Dr. Shrink also supplies a complete line of installation accessories — everything you need to complete your shrink wrap job from start to finish.
How-To Shrink Wrap a Boat
Visit our YouTube channel and How To Videos & PDFs section on our website for all the tips, tricks and helpful tools you’ll need. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime at 800.968.5147 or email us.
1972 Czech Fighter Jet
Shrink wrapped 1972 Fighter Jet by Jason Hebb in Delta, BC, CANADA.
Jason said that he had a collector had asked him to wrap the fighter jet for outdoor storage. It only took him an hour and installed the shrink wrap so that it could still roll on it’s wheels. Great work, Jason!
New Sling-Shield Size Protects Even the Largest of Vessels and Vessel Finishes from Boat Lift Slings
To help protect a boat’s finish from marks caused by boat lift slings during launch and haul-out, international premium shrink wrap supplier, Dr. Shrink, now offers Sling-Shield in three different widths to accommodate all sling sizes. Made with a 6 or 8-mil white polyethylene material, the Sling-Shield has been formulated specifically for use on boat lift slings and fork lift tines.
Made from 100% virgins resins, the Sling-Shield is designed to resist tearing and punctures. Sling-Shield is also easy to keep clean as dirt and grime can just be pressure washed away. This product is simple to install and only requires on person to get the job done. In addition to it’s use on boat lift tines, Sling-Shield is great for protecting sail boat masts during transportation. It’s also helpful as a ventilation tube, when used with a fan to allow airflow into boats during service and manufacture.
Sling-Shield was developed by Euroglass and is available in three widths: 16″ for standard slings, 18″ for sling with rub-rail pads, and now in 36″ wide for covering even the largest of yacht slings (100 ton and larger). All rolls come 600′ long and prices start at $207.00 for a 16″ wide roll. A poly vinyl tape that is used to hold the Sling-Shield to a desired location on a boat lift sling is also offered by Dr. Shrink.
Dr. Shrink’s Installation Accessories
Dr. Shrink has all of the installation accessories you need to make your shrink wrap job easier, faster, and cleaner. Our most popular boat/marine accessories are our Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents, Heat Shrink Tape, End and Bottom Caps, our Professional Film Cutting Knife and Ring Cutter.
Venting is one of the most important parts of wrapping a boat. A properly ventilated cover will allow cross-flow ventilation throughout the cover, minimizing chances of excess moisture and mildew. Our Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents are easy to install using the one-piece pull tab that exposes over 15 square inches of adhesive. They are water resistant and can be installed either horizontally or vertically.
Our Heat Shrink Tape is a 9-mil polyethylene tape that is designed to install doors and seal pleats, seams and holes. It also has a powerful backing that adheres nicely to shrink wrap. Comes in blue, white or clear and a variety of sizes.
The End Caps and Bottom Caps are designed to fit on the top and bottom of 2×4 boards commonly used as support poles under shrink wrap covers. The End Caps have slits every 90° for the woven cord strapping to slide into and when the cover is shrunk, the sections flex downward forming a protective pad on the top to eliminate pole poke-through. Bottom Caps have non-skid discs attached for added stability.
The Professional Film Cutting Knife is used to safely and smoothly cut shrink wrap during installation. No danger of scratching or cutting with it’s hooked end. The Ring Cutter is a convenient strap cutting tool that allows you to keep a blade available throughout the shrink wrap process and cuts woven cord strapping with ease.
Don’t forget when you order – do you have enough: tape, vents, strapping, buckles or zipper access doors? These are our most typical reorder items and can be easily added to any order.