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Material we use in our Products

MATERIALS WE USE IN PRODUCTION OF OUR PRODUCTS

CLEAR VINYL– We have purchased our clear vinyl from several sources in the years we have been manufacturing our covers.  The prices vary quite a lot from one store to the other. We did find ONLINE FABRIC that sold rolls of the clear 16 and 20 gauge vinyl. We also found Walmart carries rolls of the sizes we need and at a lower cost than most other places but it is not always available. We just this year 2018 found a business in Washington State Achilles USA, Inc, that manufactures vinyl. Thanks to a local store Grover’s Building Supplies in Brewster, Wa who turned me on to this company. Now all of our vinyl will come from them as their prices and availability is what our company requires. And with that, all of our clear vinyl will be the 19 gauge double polished vinyl. MADE IN THE USA

As stated above, we just started buying the 19 gauge Double-Polished Clear with UVI that is made in America in a factory in Everett WA -Achilles. We were so excited to find this business that actually makes vinyl in the USA. All of our new products going forward that use clear vinyl will be the 19 gauge vinyl. August 2018  USA CUSTOM FILMS ENGINEERED TO PERFORM
Achilles USA, Inc. | Achillesusa.com   adrobnick@achillesusa.com

for the solid colored  covers, we use Shelter-Rite our main colors are maroon, blue, white and now in red that we order from Sailrite

Description

Shelter-Rite is a tough, waterproof, vinyl-coated polyester fabric with a matte finish on the outer side. This fabric is designed for high performance and flexibility; use for tough applications where high tear strength, high tensile strength, high adhesion and exceptional weather resistance are main applications. With a high abrasion and tear resistance, Shelter-Rite is perfect for chafe protection – protecting and reinforcing worn or stressed areas. Use Shelter-Rite on heavy-duty protective covers, around grommets and trampoline edges, tenting, tailgate curtains, truck and industrial tarps, heavy duty bags, hurricane shutters and gym mat covers.

Specifications

Sale Unit: Sold per linear yard
Width: 61″
Fabric Content: 100% Vinyl-Coated Polyester
Fabric Design: Solids
Primary Color: Oranges
Weight: 18 ounces per square yard
Care & Cleaning: Mild Detergent & Water
Special Features: Easy to Clean, Highly Abrasion Resistant, Mold & Mildew Resistant, Stain Resistant, Waterproof
Certifications: FMVSS 302
Tear Strength: 80 lbs (warp), 80 lbs (fill) ASTM D751
Tensile Strength: 375 lbs (warp), 350 lbs (fill) ASTM D751
Brand: Shelter-Rite
Hydrostatic Resistance: 500 psi
Adhesion: 10 lb ft/in (ASTM D751 RF Weld)
Life Expectancy: Estimated 10 years
Country of Manufacture: United States

PHIFERTEX STANDARD/RECREATIONAL MESH
We mostly buy our Mesh from MANART-HIRSCH CO., INC although we do buy  from SAILRITE as well

  • 100%vinyl-coated woven polyester mesh
  • Excellent Dimensional Stability
  • Flexible in All Climates
  • DURABILITY-Functional and durable. The mesh offers excellent performance while withstanding spills, splatters and the bustle of high traffic areas.
  • CLEANABILITY- easily cleans with soap and water or 50/50 bleach to water solution
  • FADE RESISTANT
  • Water and Air can easily pass through
  • MICROBAN Antimicrobial Protection-works continuously to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause stains, orders and protect deterioration
  • LEAD-FREE: REACH (EC1907/2006) complaint
  • GREENGUARD Select Certified
  • FLAME RETARDANCE National Fire Protection Association NFPA No.101, “Life Safety Code” Class A rating. Calif.Technical Bulletin 117,Section E, Commercial Standard CS 191-53 (Classification1). Federal Motor Vehicles Safty Standards, Section 571.302, Standard Number 302(FMVSS 302), Flammability of Interior Materials(December15,2006 Edition)
  • PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA 

TENARA THREAD:

  • Lifetime Guaranteed
  • Unique fluoropolymer fiber construction that extends the life of fabric seams
  • High Strength and durability that is unaffected by UV rays, cleaning agents, pollution, saltwater, air, rain, and snow.
  • Tenara thread will not rot if left outside year around.
  • Remains colorfast  even in extreme temperatures and frost
  • FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY
  • Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing or packaging operations

HOOK AND LOOP FASTENERS 

We have used several brands since our beginnings. We started with WBC industries and bought both the WBC brand which is imported and very much more low cost and the Velcro Brand made in the USA. We recently purchased hook and loop from Halco that has a store in Northern California. Very fast delivery and every size and color we may need. Their product is all imported and is very low-cost comparatively.

History – How Hook & Loop Was Invented

The amazing discovery of Hook and Loop was first made in 1941 by a Swiss Engineer. During a walk in the country with his dog he noticed how difficult it was to detach the barbs (seeds) of the cocklebur plant from his clothing and his dog. The Swiss engineer also being an inventor took a closer look at this extraordinary plant. From this he observed that the seeds -sac was made up of tiny hooks which attached themselves to clothing fiber, animal hair and even human hair. Thus came about the invention of Hook and Loop, a simple but very effective fastening system now used throughout the world The essential principle of Hook & Loop Fasteners has remained the same. Hundreds of tiny hooks engage with loops to provide a recloseable bond. Today many versions of this original fastener exist providing different strengths, appearances and cycle life for countless applications.

WBC Industries, Inc. is one of North America’s largest distributors of hook and loop fasteners—including VELCRO® brand and Aplix® brand—as well as webbings, elastics, and hardware. We’re committed to providing the excellent service you expect from a supplier:

  • Same-day shipping on all in-stock orders placed by 3pm EST
  • Rigid quality control & in-house manufacturing
  • No minimum order requirements
  • Courteous, personalized customer service
  1. WBC Brand

    WBC Brand Hook & Loop is available in a variety of sizes in 23 different colors. Choose from our sew quality material that is great for all sewn in applications or our material with a pressure sensitive adhesive. We also have hook & loop coins with a rubber-based pressure sensitive adhesive and other specialty hook & loop materials perfect for all your fastening needs. Imported

  2. VELCRO® Brand

    VELCRO® Brand Hook & Loop is available in stock in Hook 88 and Loop 1000 series materials in a variety of different widths. Choose from white, beige, or black in the sew quality material, with a SPECTRUM 0172 Acrylic-Based Pressure Sensitive Adhesive, or a 0115 Rubber-Based Pressure Sensitive Adhesive. We also have VELCOIN® Hook & Loop Coins and can special order a wide variety of specialty hook & loop materials. MADE IN THE USA

    HALCO-HOOK AND LOOP COMPANY

    Originally in the adhesives tapes and converting market in the 1990’s Halco was born as a result of manufacturers needing to source hard to find Hook & Loop products. Since day one Halco was able to stay at the forefront of the market by providing a focus on Reclosable Fasteners and adding value by Converting and Fabrication. Halco’s friendly and experienced account executives and customer service agents consult with customers in many industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Hygiene, Print & Display and General industrial.

    Halco strives to provide a great engagement – just like the products we provide – with our Customers, Vendors, Employees and the wider community.

    Our core purpose is to help manufacturers succeed by creating fastening systems that improve their products.

    BINDING, WEBBING, BUCKLES

    We use 3/4 Vinyl black TOPLINE binding around our products as well as 1″Medium Black Nylon webbing for our handles and for the straps along with 1″ side release buckles that we buy from Manart-Hirsch

     

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Mauk Fishing Stuff- Lure Safe Newsletter September 2017

MAUK FISHING STUFF- LURESAFE™ Newsletter Sept. 2107
NEW WEB SITE
LureSafe.com

I have made a new web site with the help from the experts at GO DADDY! The site is now very secure and is easy to navigate and hopefully the buying and check out procedure is very smooth. As with everything I do it seems the work is never finished so as I grow I also am adding products changing pictures and the like. Please bear with me. If you ever have any trouble with the web site just call me leave a message and I will try to take care of it ASAP If anyone has any input on the site good or bad please let me know!

TRI- FOLDS
Well I have been meaning to get tri -fold brochures made and when I tried to do it myself like at Vista Print or Word, I could never get it done. So at our mini Family reunion in July 2017 we got together with Moms sister’s children that we grew up with but lost contact for many years, only hearing from them at Funerals and the like. We are reconnecting now via Facebook and Social media. My cousin Elizabeth came from Texas with her husband and her sister came from Calif and one of their brothers came from the wet side, and my older brothers and my sister all met in Leavenworth, WA for a couple of days. Elizabeth and her husband have a business that designs things like that and also sell ink pens and lots of other items that have company logos and all on them. Their company is CEO TEXAS.com Who knew? So I am having her make a tri-fold for my business, and it is in the final stages and will be out soon. I had a post card that I made through vista print and it had our story and pictures and how to get a hold of me and including that and business cards in each item, now I will use the tri-fold’s. They will be in production soon. They will be totally awesome, a word I do not use lightly.

NEW ITEMS
Vinyl/Mesh Series:

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Well, if you have been following me at all you know I have recently added the vinyl-mesh series to our product lineup
With input from our local guides Austin Mosher –Austins Northwest Adventures and Ron Oules –Reellentless Guide Service I have started making multi pocket sleeves with the mesh on the back side and the clear vinyl on the front, with a black binding, and a rope handle. The sleeves have hook and loop(Velcro) closure and grommets to fit in standard 3 ring binders. These are very nice sleeves, and come in 3 mesh colors- red white and blue. They range in pocket size 2”x4” to 4”x12”and 3 to 20 pockets. These are made to fit the small 4” trout and kokanee blades and dodgers up to the large 12” salmon plastic flashers.
CLEAR 3 RING BINDERS
Made in the USA
I ordered from a company out of California to make me custom size 3 ring binders that are clear to see what is inside, keeping with my theory that clear is better.
The three sizes have standard 3 ring holes and are:
Small- #30=10 ½ x 11 ½ Medium #31 is 11 ½ x 13” and the large one #32 is 14” x 13”
These are great to keep our custom built sleeves that hold dodgers, flashers and tackle and the sleeves that hold the tackle inside of their covers. It is part of the Storage System that I am selling. I have a bunch of the smaller binders the #30 left and quite a few #31 but am very low on the #32 binders and not sure if I will be reordering these anytime soon. Demand will determine that.

MEGA SLEEVE

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I also starting making a new line of MEGA SLEEVES which are multi pocket sleeves that are almost 54” long with a variety of sizes of pockets to fit flashers and lures and most of them have large enough pockets to hold tackle that has its cover on. For example the #51 has 9- 5 ½ x 14” long pockets to hold the 11” pro troll flashers with their cover, the #5 and the #1 covers loaded with the lure. I made these so I can have everything ready to go when I get ready to go fishing. This is exactly why and how my company got started. I am always changing tackle when I am fishing to see what the fish are wanting and the tackle can get really messy tangles and tossed all in a pile and then taking hours to get it straightened out for the next fishing trip. I will give these free when the appropriate amount of covers are bought- like this cover has 9 pockets so if you buy 9 covers I will add this sleeve free by request. Just pay the shipping
So I hope you will check out my new web site and also I still have my first web site maukfishingstuff.com and the fishingtacklecovers.com and now the luresafe.com. And I do sell on Amazon and eBay.

Now in Retail Stores
Ok well I am slowly getting my products into the local stores. It is quite a change compared to selling online. The packaging needs to catch the shopper’s eye and also explain what is in the package and what the cover actually is good for. It is a lot of work, but hopefully it will pay off for me. It is a challenge as I have bought a few things but never sold in stores.
Retail Stores: (so far)
Brewster Drug and Hardware Store- Brewster, WA
Jameson Lake Resort- Mansfield, WA

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Triangle Exxon -Brewster, WA
Hooked on Toys – Wenatchee, WA.

Sponsors:
I must thank my various Sponsors and folks that like my product so much they advertise for me with my decals on their boats and posts on Social media. I have inserted links to their pages. Please like and share them if you would on Facebook and such. You can bet the bank on it that if they are sponsors of mine they are really GREAT folks!!
I want to send a big thank-you to Nick at Ain’t No Joke Productions for showing off my products back in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes area!! You need to check his videos out they are amazing.
Also Greg at Thin Blue Tight Lines for his help promoting my product back in the North East!! I can use all the help I can get.
Northwest Fishing Reports (Paid Sponsor) Thanks Mike Carey and Rob for helping me
Austins Northwest Adventures– Austin Mosher thanks very much for your input and recommendations on improving and designing new products.
The Fishing magician– thanks Dave Graybill for the reviews and help spreading the word about my products.
Leos Flashers– Friend and designer of the best new flashers on the market the Leo Flasher

Captain Dave’s Guide Service  out of Spokane- Dave inspired me to make the very first sleeves to hold his multiple dodgers

Hope I didn’t miss anyone.
Thanks to everyone that has used my covers and sleeves and has shown them off to their friends!!
If you would like a free decal please contact me.
I would love pictures of the covers in use and also would love to hear how you first found out about us and your first impressions and if you have purchased from us how do you like my product so far.
Any input good or bad is appreciated very much. Contact me at: luresafe@gmail.com

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