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Marine Shrink Wrap Supplies 

When winter rolls around, protecting boats against inclement weather is a major maintenance task. To get the job done right, you need top-quality marine shrink wrap supplies: 

  • Shrink wrap 
  • Heat guns 
  • Shrink wrap tape 
  • Cord strapping 
  • Zipper access doors 
  • Strap tensioner tools 
  • Safe cutting tool 

When shopping for protective equipment to maintain your watercraft’s condition throughout the winter months, your first stop should be NuWave Marine. Check out our full range of winter preparation supplies, including shrink wrap rolls for winter prep. 

Can I Shrink Wrap My Own Boat? 

While some forms of boat maintenance should be performed by repair professionals, lots of boaters take the DIY approach when it comes to shrink wrapping. Having the right boat shrink wrap supplies is key to making the process quick and effective.  

If you go the DIY route, be sure to exercise care and caution when performing each step. The more secure the protective layer of shrink wrap is around the boat, the lower the chance that the vessel will sustain weather damage while in storage.  

What Type of Plastic Is Used for Boat Shrink Wrap? 

Most boat shrink wrap material consists of low-density polyethylene, a form of plastic. This form of plastic is highly resistant to the elements, including rain and snow. It’s also resistant to damage from chemicals and can even ward off UV rays to prevent sun bleaching and drying, which can be a major issue when storing a boat outside.  

This type of film will also conform to the unique facets of a boat with the application of heat, which creates a sturdy protective shell around the vessel.  

Can You Use a Regular Heat Gun to Shrink Wrap a Boat? 

It’s best to choose heat guns designed specifically for marine needs, as these models will be able to achieve the temperatures necessary to fully secure the shrink wrap to your boat.  

For instance, temperatures of at least 200 degrees Fahrenheit for the wrap to respond appropriately. However, keep in mind that some higher-end heat guns can reach temperatures as high as 1,100 degrees. These guns can make for a more efficient shrink-wrapping process thanks to the increase in temperatures, but they must be used carefully to avoid melting the wrap while safeguarding your boat during the off-season.  

Find Shrink Wrap Equipment for Boats at NuWave Marine 

Whether you need an essential winterization tool or are interested in a do it yourself shrink wrap kit, NuWave Marine can help you find just what you’re looking for. We stand behind all our products and we take the time to help customers track down the best item for their needs. Contact us today for more information on our products and how we can help you.