| | differences in Enclosures
Please note that EZ2CY does not use the same products as Barrett! EZ2CY is not a polycarbonate.
There are many differences in enclosures! Polycarbonates scratch very easily so coatings are used such as AR used in Barrett/Raineer/Makrolon. Hard coatings used for scratch resistance are not meant for flexing applications and can delaminate causing vertical crazing particularly in curved panels. Another problem with coatings is that scratches that do occur are permanent and cannot be buffed out like EZ2CY can. Polycarbonates start out with about a 89% light transmittance and deteriorate fairly rapidly turning yellow while EZ2CY starts out at 92%, will not change by more than 5% in 5 years and will not yellow.
In addition to the problematic “rainbow” effect naturally found in polycarbonates a starburst type effect occurs in sewn product at each puncture of the needle.
EZ2CY is more than just a clear product. All dealers are truly certified and must use Lifetime thread, UV resistant zippers, etc in the fabrication. The difference is in the details and to numerous to mention. A booklet details all materials available can be found at the EZ2CY web site. Yes it is expensive, but it is a value. Is it more expensive than Barrett/Raineer? Typically the price is very close and the real cost is less.
I had EZ2CY on my 40 post and it looked new after 12 years. I have it on my 54’ Egg we stretched to 57 and we love it.