53mm base flexible PVC D Fender designed to provide protection to boats and other marine areas.
Manufactured in a UV stabilised, phthalate free, and 100% recyclable compound, our products are as kind to the environment as possible whilst delivering excellent in use performance.
Our non-marking PVC material provides the perfect alternative to rubber D fendering which is prone to leaching its colour on both your own boat as well as those around you.
Base size: 53mm
Material: PVC - UK manufacture
Please note: This is a complete PVC boat fendering system supplied in two parts consisting of PVC 2085 (track) and PVC 2086 (body).
The track is first fitted all the way around the side of the boat by use of screws.
Heat is then applied to the body (carefully via hot air gun or through soaking in warm water), the body is then bent back on itself allowing the gap in the profile to open.
The body is then clipped into place over the track (light use of a hammer can be applied to help obtain a secure fit).
This product is in our Factory Finish - a plain extrusion ready to be hand sanded in order to achieve the desired woodgrain effect. To achieve this we recommend using a 40 grit sandpaper.
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Product QuestionsIs it not possible to provide caps which match/blend with the finish of the PVC 2085/6T profile?
Thanks.Question by: Tim Stewart on 19 Dec 2016 16:56:00UPDATE
Having spoken with our Sales Team they have advised that if you were to order PVC 2085/6T but wanted an alternative to our stainless steel end caps they would be happy to provide you with some block profile free of charge to fabricate your own end pieces:
Prior to sanding, this profile is 29mm high which would allow for end caps to be fabricated using traditional woodworking or power tools.
Please contact our sales team if you would like to discuss this further: https://www.wilks.co.uk/contact-us.html
The Wilks TeamAnswer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 22 Dec 2016 10:40:00Whilst an end piece could be hand fabricated from another traditional profile it would not be cost effective for us to craft and stock.
At this time our stainless steel end cap is the only one available for the 2085/6 range but I will pass your comments on to our production team for future consideration.
The Wilks TeamAnswer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 20 Dec 2016 09:00:00I want to install this down the hull and across the transom.. The transom has only a modest radius at the corner. What is the minimum bend radius that can be achieved in one piece?Question by: mike on 3 Jun 2017 15:59:00Hi Mike,
We have achieved fitting around a 42mm radius but required localised heating of the profile using a hot air gun (heated gradually/carefully to avoid damaging the profile).
Heating makes the profile easier to manipulate to achieve the desired fit. Slight deformation (ie flattening of face) may occur depending on size of radius and fitting conditions.
Please do not hesitate to contact our sales team directly should you wish to talk the process through, we would be happy to assist wherever we can.
The Wilks TeamAnswer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 5 Jun 2017 09:25:00Hello,
Can you supply this pre sanded. I am hoping to use this on a 36 foot boat. That would be a lot of hand sanding!
ThanksQuestion by: David pedley on 13 Mar 2016 02:33:00Hi David,
Thank you for your enquiry.
Due to the shape of PVC 2086 the only way for us to supply this profile pre-sanded would be to follow the same route you wish to avoid and hand sand it!
You will appreciate that this is pretty labour intensive but it is something that we are able to offer. This service would cost £200+VAT for 30m.
Should this be of interest then please contact our sales team who will be happy to assist.
The Wilks TeamAnswer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 14 Mar 2016 15:33:00how is the heat applied to fit the top fender, would a hand held heat gun do the job or is this type of fender not suitable for the DIY sailor/owner to fit? I am looking to replace all the wood fender on a 30 foot glass fibre boat.Question by: Len Baddeley on 26 Aug 2015 10:14:00Thank you for your questions.
Yes you can either use hot water or a hot air gun to apply heat.
The PVC 2085/6 is applied in two parts first PVC 2085 track which you might just cut short on tight corners.
Then the 2086 which when heated will flip over the front quite easily.
However, whenever heating a plastic material be aware that it will expand under heat and contract back when it cools down, so be sure not to make the final cut until it has cooled down as shrinkage will occur.
This job can be done by someone who is handy in DIY otherwise most boat yards are happy to offer their services.
We have a video supplied to us by a previous customer, Phil Sydor, which shows his installation of this profile: which can be view at our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WilksRubberPlastics
The Wilks Team
Answer by: Wilks Team (Admin) on 27 Aug 2015 10:49:00