Old 08-22-2020, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by captdz View Post
Stamoid or Sunbrella would be the best choice if it’s going to be in the sun. A canvas shop would be the best place to find a couple of small strips. 3/4” binding of either would do it.
Stamoid is vinyl coated wide woven fabric and Sunbrella is a wide woven acrylic fabric and both would have to be slit into strips... then it would lose its ability to stay together.

Trust what YKK uses, they have been making zippers for ever and have the market cornered.

They use NF fabrics which just means they are woven on small narrow looms, like one inch wide, kind of like braiding. The edges are locked on (called a selvage) and will not unravel like a wide woven that you cut into strips.