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Kevlar grade 49 is a structural aramid cloth used for marine, sporting goods and aerospace applications. Kevlar provides excellent impact, abrasion and heat resistance.
Kevlar is also one of the lightest structural fibers available. Kevlar is five times stronger than steel on a weight for weight basis.
Our Kevlar material is ideal for reinforcing kayaks, canoes and racing shells.
Kevlar fabric style 281, plain weave, 0.012 Thick.
March 26, 2015
If you cover the kevlar tape with an overlapping piece of Dynel or Xynole you will greatly add to the abrasion resistance and strength of the application. Xynole has been called the "Poor Mans Kevlar" and performs very well on "Skid Plate" type installations. It also covers the yellow color of Kevlar very well. Dynel is also a much cheaper alternative to Kevlar when you need to apply to larger areas where Kevlar cloth or tape would be cost prohibitive. It is only slightly less durable than Kevlar alone when applied over a couple of laminations of standard glass cloth or mat. Enjoy Jerry
April 29, 2014
This is top quality Kevlar tape. I used it to reinforce the gunwales of an old Kevlar canoe. Be aware that due to its thickness, this tape requires a significant amount of epoxy to wet out. However, once it dries, it's extremely strong and stiff. Also, Kevlar is difficult to cut...be sure you have a sharp pair of industrial scissors.
October 16, 2012
Bought this to do economical skid plates on a canoe. The cost was about 1/3 what a single skid plate kit cost and I got enough material do do 9 plates. So the value was absolutely there. However the kevlar is much much thinner than a typical skid plate. It was easy to apply and fit pretty well and held fast to the canoes but durability was an issue. We use our canoes pretty hard each year and even tho we were only landing on sandy beaches they didn't last a whole summer season before wearing thru the kevlar. I'll try again next season doubling up on the amount kevlar stacking 2-3 layers high and see if that makes a difference.
February 6, 2012
It has excellent heat resistance. Max recommend temp 300F-350F.
November 4, 2011
May 18, 2009
I did extensive pricing research before purchasing. Not much cheaper than others, but was still the best value to me. I used it to add skid plates to two separate canoes. You can purchase kits from many places to do this, however they are more expensive.