Shrink wrap access doors permit easy zippered access into shrink wrapped boats or machinery without compromising the cover. Installation is simple; shrink wrap the cover first with heat gun. Next, tape the access door with shrink wrap tape to desired area of shrink wrap cover. Then unzip and cut necessary clearance through cover below. Available in three sizes and three colors (white, blue and clear).
Access doors also create access to machinery hoisting rings under shrink wrap.
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Shrink Wrap Accessories
how do these doors fasten to the existing shrink wrap?
Tape the door to the existing shrink wrap with shrink wrap tape. Un-zip and open the door exposing the original shrink wrap. Cut the shrink wrap to the size of the door and in you go.
3M shrink wrap tape. After completing the wrapping of the boat I choose the spot I wanted the door and laid it out. I used a couple of short tabs of this tape, about 3-4 inches to the inside of the upper corners, position the door. Then I measured and cut the tape for the two vertical ends and taped them. I removed the tabs of tape and did the horizontal ones. After cutting out the material I then used both hands on inside and outside to make sure I had no air bubbles and full contact between the tape and shrink wrap. This has worked great for me. I live in Wyoming at 7200 feet and our boats are stored outside and are routinely subjected to winds of 50 -70 mph and more and temps down to -40. I haven't had one failure on the doors or the shrink wrap.
I give the shrink wrap area where the door will go a quick cleaning, attach the door with shrink wrap tape all around outside edge, unzip the door, trim the existing shrink wrap with a razor a little larger than the door opening, and tape around that edge on the inside. My current door has been on for 2 seasons as I am working on the boat and the attachment has held up well.
Shrink wrap tape
After the shrink wrap is finished. Locate the access door in the smoothest area possible, not close to edges. Use shrink wrap vinyl tape all around the edges, use a squeegee to reduce bubbles in tape. Unzip the door and cut the shrink wrap behind it with razor knife. Done
Tape them on after the shrink wrap is installed with shrink wrap tape. Unzip the door and cut out the opening. You can save them and reuse.
4" wide shrink wrap tape.
1. Tape the door to the shrink wrap on your boat with shrink wrap tape.2. Un-zip the door and open.3. Cut out the existing shrink wrap using the door zipper outline as your template.4. Next Spring, peel off the door and use it the following fall.Be careful with the zipper as both sides of mine fail at the corners!!
per the previous response, the boat is fully shrink wrapped first and then the door is positioned where you want access and taped to the shrink wrap with special tape used on this material ( also available at Jamestown). Then the door is unzipped and the underlying shrink wrap is cut away, revealing access to the boat. I have had the same door for 4 years. Properly cared for off season, is should last for another 3-4 years.
JR, renovator JR, renovator
Shrink wrap zipper door
Works great, easy to install. Very happy with ir
South central CT
Shrink Wrap Access
Very easy to install. Just tape it in place unzip the zipper and cut the shrink wrap around the inside of the zipper.
Need a better quality zipper
Needs a better quality zipper
Access Doors for shrink wrapping boats
So far the these access doors are working well and I will find out how they stand up to the winters in upstate New York.
excellent service and product
have on my boat
Provides easy access to your Boat
Great for checking your boat in the winter.
On time as ordered
Got it installed before the next snow and now I can access the boat any time
West New York, NJ
Great Quality- Easy Access
It's always a sad time of the year when the boat gets winterized and shrinkwrapped. Adding a zipper door allows access during the winter months. Adding a zipper door that is 6 feet tall makes it more convenient to get in and out.Remember to be careful removing the tape, around the door, in the spring and re-use the door next winter.