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February 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hello all, winter is in full swing here with consistent below zero temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills this week. As extreme weather continues to hit the heart of the country, transport your materials with the greatest level of protection using our industrial strength shrink wrap. We have included a section in the newsletter regarding the Trucking and Transportation industry. Shrink wrap offers an easy, affordable, and custom solution to protect your equipment during transportation and storage.
I am excited and proud to announce that Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been awarded the first Global Star Award for 2019 from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The Global Star award is a new initiative designed to recognize NMMA members who exemplify export success in recreational boating. Dr. Shrink was recognized for its perseverance and commitment to growing a healthy balance between domestic and international sales.
Hope everyone stays safe and warm in this extreme weather across the nation. Please let us know what we can do for you.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Trucking & Transportation

Manufacturers build and ship a variety of products that come in all types of different shapes and sizes. For those producing large machinery, they face the challenge of properly storing and transporting the product without inflicting damage. With all the hazards that come with the shipping process, including inclement weather conditions effecting the item, shrink wrap minimizes the possibility of damage more effectively than other methods such as tarps.
Protecting your goods through shrink wrap is an investment. With all of the ways a product is capable of receiving damage during the storage and shipment process, protecting it is a matter of loss prevention. Protecting your product is protecting your reputation and business as well.
Visit our website for product information, video tutorials and more. We offer world class customer service and support for all your shrink wrap needs. Call us today to see how we can help: (800) 968-5147.

Dr. Shrink Awarded NMMA First Global Star for 2019

The NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) recognizes a select group of members throughout the year who exemplify export success in recreational boating by presenting their Global Star award. This includes members that demonstrate a commitment to exporting, creating a healthy balance between domestic and international sales, and has built an understanding about why exporting is critical to the long term success of their company.
Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been named the first Global Star for 2019 by the NMMA. Dr. Shrink made our first export sale back in 1997 and has grown our global sales to account for almost 15% of our total annual gross revenue.
Click here to learn more about our export journey and to read the full article.

Worldwide Dr. Shrink Distributors

Dr. Shrink products cover the globe with the help of our worldwide distributors. If you are interested in purchasing through one of our trusted partners, please give us a call at 231-723-2685 to see if there is an international distributor near you.

Become a Rewards Card Member

Let Dr. Shrink help you save! Dr. Shrink’s Customer Loyalty Rewards program was implemented in order to show our customers just how much we appreciate your business. As a Rewards Cards holder, you can earn points on every purchase which can be accumulated throughout the year and then the points can be put towards another purchase of your choice. Your points must be used before the end of the fiscal year – Dec. 31st. Now is a great time to start stacking up those points! For every dollar that you spend, you will earn $0.01 in credit. Shipping charges are not eligible to earn rewards points.
If you have any questions or would like to join, just add the Dr. Shrink’s Customer Loyalty Rewards Card to your cart or mention when placing an order over the phone.

ShrinkWrapU

Dr. Shrink’s next Shrink Wrap U Class is coming up next month on Thursday, March 7th. It’s a one day training session designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to shrink wrap anything. Not only will you get hands-on training, but also all of the tools you’ll need for marketing your business in various industries.
Interested in attending? Space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your spot. Click here to find out more information.

Closeout Specials

It is a new year and we are going through our inventory and clearing out the excess! Our Closeout Items are a wide variety of shrink wrap that may have been returned, damaged, dirty or discolored. All sales are final. All rolls are sold as is. First come, first serve. Click here to see all the available sizes.

Featured Video: Dr. Shrink, Overview

Are you new to Dr. Shrink and our products? Here’s a quick video to become familiar with our company. Glad to have you as part of our team! Click here to see the whole video.

February Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:

“All products have been excellent. Your website makes me excited to make more money every time I get on it!” – Josh B. Huntingtown, MD Customer

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January 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Happy New Year from all of us at Dr. Shrink, Inc.! The preparation, organization and planning has begun for another great year ahead. I want to take a moment and thank each and every one of you for your continued patronage and loyalty to Dr. Shrink. We are grateful and humbled to know that you choose us to be your trusted shrink wrap supplier. Thank you for working with us. Here’s to 2019!”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Santa Claus Visit in Manistee

Dr. Shrink had a visit from Santa Claus on Dec. 21st at The Ramsdell Inn in downtown Manistee. It was a great turnout and lots of fun had by all. We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
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New Products to Kick Off 2019

Dr. Shrink is now carrying two new products from the Kanberra Tea Tree line: Kanberra Gel® and Kanberra Premium Soap.
Kanberra Gel®  cleans the air, attacks mold and mildew, and neutralize odors in numerous applications. Kanberra Gel® keeps air fresh inside vehicles, campers, RVs, trailers, and boats. One of the biggest markets for Kanberra® is the marine industry. Customers worldwide have discovered the gel offers a revolutionary way to clean air and remove odors on marine vessels.
4oz Gel
When placed within the air handling units or an inconspicuous place in the cabin – the air is cleaner and odors are neutralized.

  • Proprietary formula containing a premium blend pure certified Australian Tea Tree Oil.
  • Forced and natural air flow activates the gel’s vapors throughout the craft.
  • 100% natural ingredients – safe around kids and pets.
  • Penetrates porous materials and provides long-lasting protection.

Kanberra Gel® protects:

  • Electronics Panel Components
  • Deck Storage Lockers
  • Rope Lockers
  • Bait Lockers
  • Interior Galleys
  • Chiller Systems & Fresh Air Make Up Units
  • Bilge Area
  • Black Water System Pipe work

Dampness and temperature fluctuations inside a vessel during storage (including heated storage) can create costly and time consuming problems. It is always imperative to properly ventilate any shrink wrap cover to eliminate mold and mildew from forming underneath the cover.  Including Kanberra Gel in the storage process is an added measure for the best protection. The gel will freeze when the temperature drops below degrees but goes right back to work upon thawing.
Kanberra Premium Soap gives you the healing power of Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil to deeply clean skin and remove tough odors.
Premium Soap

  • Cleans the air as you lather.
  • No perfumes or artificial scents.
  • Leaves hands clean, soft and odor free

Also, Dr. Shrink now carries Powerblanket Lite Propane Tank Heaters!
Powerblanket has changed the conventional method of transferring heat to propane tanks. This revolutionary design optimizes container pressure and increases cylinder efficiency. Powerblanket products provide a maintenance free heating solution, which eliminates the headache of maintaining critical temperatures. If heated properly, gas cylinders will last longer and be more effective. In turn, this saves time, hassle, and money.

  • Quickly heats cylinder to a preset 90º F / 32º C (± 10º F/5º C)
  • Provide an insulated full-wrap design
  • Increase flow rate performance and efficiency of gas cylinders
  • Saves money by optimizing gas and material usage
  • Eliminate unnecessary cylinder refills in cold weather
  • Certified by ETL to UL & CSA safety standards
  • Covers 20, 30 & 40-pound propane tanks

 

Dr. Shrink’s Year-Round Industries; Wrap Beyond the Boat!

The Marine/Recreation Industry is the most recognized shrink wrap industry, but it is also generally one of the most seasonal. The Agricultural Industry is also seasonal, leaving you a lot of time throughout the year to expand your shrink wrap business into other industries. There are several other opportunities to make your seasonal business into a year-round business.
The use of shrink wrap in Material Handling/Transportation is becoming increasingly popular. When shrink wrap is applied to an object and fully encapsulated, it can be made completely weatherproof and tamper resistant. This is an ideal business to add to your existing Marine/Recreation market when looking to expand your business rapidly.
The fastest growing year-round shrink wrap market is Industrial wrapping. It can yield great business as customers demand packaging solutions along with corrosion inhibiting protection. Dr. Shrink, Inc. has ‘Extreme’ 12-mil shrink wrap on hand for a multitude of applications.
The Construction Industry is another great option that can yield very high profit margins and is a ‘year-round’ shrink wrapping business. Many government and large building contracts require scaffolding wrap, and exterior containment. Shrink wrap is not only the best option, but is the most cost effective and durable material to be used. Available in our ‘Extreme’ 12-mil thickness and up to 60′ in width (with some flame retardant sizes available), the Dr. provides the best selection of film on the market today!
The Auto Salvage Industry offers year-round opportunities as well. Our premium shrink wrap and vehicle wrap work great for preserving vehicles. Whatever the need, Dr. Shrink, Inc. supplies a complete line of vehicle wrap for almost any circumstance and purpose.

Featured Video: Repairing a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool

The busy marine shrink wrap season has ended — time to inspect, maintain and/or repair your heat tool to make sure it is in proper working condition for your off-season or year-round shrink wrap application jobs.  Click here for a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly repair a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool.

January Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:

“Customer service is excellent! Every time I call, I am treated excellent. Products are by far the best on the market.”–  Ron P. North Royalton, OH Customer

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December 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“It’s hard to believe that we’re “wrapping” up another year here at Dr. Shrink. I want to thank everyone who took the time out of their day to fill out our Customer Survey for this year. I’ve read a lot of comments, suggestions and ideas and we hope to better your customer experience the best that we can.
I’m looking forward to getting in the holiday spirit with our staff at the Dr. Shrink Christmas party next Friday. It is always a nice evening to relax and enjoy the end of another great year. Also, Santa will once again be visiting Manistee to see all the kids, grand-kids, nieces and nephews of our team here at Dr. Shrink. It’s always a special time of year.
As always, we still have some holiday specials and promotions coming up through the month, so keep an eye out. Wishing you all the best this holiday season. We wouldn’t be here without your support.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Put Your Heat Tool to Work 365 Days a Year

Shrink wrap is becoming the face of protection in many different industries – from construction and scaffolding to industrial and agricultural. It can be used to so many ways, don’t hold yourself to just one industry. The scaffolding and containment industry has been on the rise in the list of industries that are reaping the benefits of shrink wrap protection. Dr. Shrink offers 5 different sizes of Flame Retardant shrink wrap in 7, 9, or 12-mil thicknesses. All of our Flame Retardant film meets or exceeds all NFPA 701 specifications. Scaffolding is easy to wrap with these easy tips. With minimal accessories needed, these techniques will ensure you have a sturdy structure that can withstand the elements.
How to install shrink wrap over scaffolding:
1. Make sure your scaffolding has top and bottom horizontal anchor points. If no poles are available, we recommend attaching steel cable. Tighten securely between each of the uprights the length of your desired shrink wrapping length. We recommend using our 12-mil white shrink wrap for all scaffolding projects. Flame retardant is also available.
2. Begin unfolding the shrink wrap and lapping it over the top support cable. Heat weld the shrink wrap around the cable every 5-6 feet as it is being unfolded to temporarily hold it in place. Note: during the heat weld process, you are bringing the shrink wrap around the cable or scaffold pole and welding the material back to itself. A minimum heat weld of 12 inches is recommended. 
3. Once the material is unfolded and spot welded around the top, finish the top heat weld and perform the same operation on the bottom and sides.
4. When all four sides are secured, you are ready to start the shrinking process. Start at the bottom and work up using one continuous motion. After shrinking the entire cover, perform a visual inspection. Seal all holes, tears, and heat welds with our 4″ Heat Shrink Tape.
5. Install our 3/4″ woven cord strapping over the exterior of the shrink wrap in an “X” fashion by tying around the scaffold poles and using our buckle and tension tool system to ensure the banding is extremely tight. The goal here is to prevent the wind from blowing the shrink wrap out away from the scaffolding. Note: for jobs requiring more than one sheet of material, our shrink wrap is easily joined together by overlapping the sheets and heat welding them using one of our premium heat tools.

Use Your Customer Loyalty Rewards Points!

Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is a part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program – your points will expire at the end of the year (December 31st, 2018). Make sure you redeem your points on any order before this date; they will not rollover into 2019! If you are not currently a member of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, please take a look at how the program works and order/activate your Member Card today! Our way of saying thank you for working with us.

Winner of our Customer Survey!

We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took the time out of their days to fill out our customer survey. All the feedback is greatly appreciated and its helps us improve so that your customer experience is nothing but the best. The winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card is Craig S. from Colorado!

Dr. Rink – Shrink Wrap Ice Rink Liners

Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is ideal for creating durable and long lasting ice rink liners of any size. Bring fun to your neighborhood with your own ice skating rink in your backyard! We have sizes from as big as 60′ wide down to 24′ wide. Click here for some common sizes that we recommend. Don’t forget your tape – our 4″ Heat Shrink Tape and 4″ Permanent Shrink Wrap Tape work great for this application. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us.

Feature Video – Strap Tension Tool

Click here to see the whole video.

December Steals, Deals and Discounts
Quote of the Month

“You are excelling in customer service, from order to pickup and oh, forgot to mention you have first class products and supplies.” – Dennis Z. Stevensville, MI Customer

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November 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! We once again hosted a pumpkin carving party for our staff and their families. Check out their hard work below – they all look great!
With winter fast approaching, I hope you have all your boats, outdoor equipment and patio furniture all wrapped up for the season. Don’t forget that with the end of the year coming up – everyone that has a Dr. Shrink Customer Loyalty Rewards Card – your points expire at the end of the year. Don’t forget to use them up!
It’s going to be another busy month of travel – our sales team will be traveling internationally to Abu Dhabi for the ADIPEC (Aub Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) and then Amsterdam for METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show). Here’s to another great month. If there’s anything at all we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to call us at 800.968.5147 or email us. We’re here to help!”
-Mike Stenberg President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Tips for Full Encapsulation

Full Encapsulation is necessary for many shrink wrap applications that are being transported long distances, transport on the deck of ships, and/or long term storage. Here we provide clarification on the best practices for ensuring a quality wrap job. To fully encapsulate an object, you will need to encase it completely in shrink wrap. Here are some quick tips to help you determine your roll widths needed for your project. For illustrative purposes (in both images and our how-to video below) we are showing a fork lift being wrapped. Click here to see the images.

Online Ordering at Your Convenience

Here at Dr. Shrink, we strive to make ordering as simple and convenient as possible. We work continuously to provide options that best suit your personal and business needs. In today’s world, online ordering has quickly become one of the best and most efficient ways to order nearly any product. Shrink wrap is certainly no exception.
For products at your fingertips, simply visit our website at www.dr-shrink.com. Shopping is as easy as adding your items to your shopping cart, then heading over to our secure checkout page. In the checkout page, you’ll find a variety of shipping options available. Whether you need an expedited delivery, or are just looking for the most economical option, we’ve got you covered.
Are you a wholesale customer? Not to worry! We have a special login area in our “Wholesale Products” tab just for you! Not yet a wholesale customer, but desire to be? Simply fill out our Wholesale Price Request Form to get signed up. Once the form has been submitted with the requested company data, valid Tax ID#, and desired login information, we’ll quickly review the account for approval. Once approved, you will receive an email notification, and immediately be granted access to the ‘wholesale’ portion of our website. *Be sure to log in!* Once logged in, you can easily and efficiently purchase all available products at the wholesale price.
Looking for product literature/recommendations? Check out our New Electronic Catalog. With Dr. Shrink, ordering online has never been easier! Order anytime; day or night, on the go, or from the comfort of your own home! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff works hard to get your orders processed quickly and efficiently.
Have questions? Feel free to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us. We greatly appreciate your business – thank you for working with us!
Featured Video – Full Encapsulation – Click here to see the whole video.
November Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month: “Friendly staff! Actually look forward to placing an order.” – Rex, Estero, FL Customer

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October 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Fall is in full swing over here at Dr. Shrink and we’re here to help with anything you need. Check out our new catalog for this year with all new how-to diagrams and charts to help make your shrink wrap job as easy as can be. Our extensive how-to library is always growing as we strive to bring you the best resources for shrink wrap applications across all of the various industries that we serve. Check out our new Shrinkfast 998 Repair Video below to keep your 998 Heat Tool in top notch working condition. In need of some hands-on training? We have another one of our ShrinkWrap U training courses coming up on October 25th. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!
From all of us here at Dr. Shrink, have a safe and Happy Halloween!”
-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Tips for the Ultimate Shrink Wrap Job

This handy guide has all of the information you need to shrink wrap a recreational boat, a sailboat mast down or mast up, as well as film sizes and venting, how to properly install our DS-683 Weather-Tight Vent and how to properly use the strapping and buckles. Click here to see the entire guide.
The Dr. has you covered with a growing library of how-to videos. We cover a wide variety of shrink wrap applications from recreational boat wrapping, full encapsulations, RV campers, patio furniture and sailboats with the mast up! Access the how-to videos on the training section of our website or on our YouTube Channel.

Quick Refresher on How-To Shrink Wrap a Boat

It’s time for a quick refresher course from the professionals at Dr. Shrink! Click here for our quick 8-minute video that shows you how to wrap a boat for storage with a support structure.
Dr. Shrink supplies premium, 100% virgin resin shrink wrap in widths of 12′ to 60′ in a variety of lengths and mil thicknesses. 6 and 7-mil shrink wrap is recommended for boat storage. Dr. Shrink also supplies a complete line of installation accessories – everything you need to complete your shrink wrap job from start to finish.

Dr. Shrink’s Installation Accessories

Dr. Shrink has all of the installation accessories you need to make you shrink wrap job easier, faster, and cleaner. Here are some of our most popular boat/marine accessories:
– Venting is one of the most important parts of wrapping a boat. A properly ventilated cover will allow cross-flow ventilation throughout the cover, minimizing chances of excess moisture and mildew. Our Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents are easy to install using the one-piece pull tab that exposes over 15 square inches of adhesive. They are water resistant and can be installed either vertically or horizontally. Don’t forget to check out our Weather-Tight Filter Vent – it uses a filter pad inside the vent top to keep dust, bugs, dirt and other debris out of shrink wrapped products.
– Our Heat Shrink Tape is a 9-mil polyethylene tape that is designed to seal pleats, seams and holes as well as install doors. It also has a powerful backing that adheres nicely to shrink wrap. It’s available in blue, white or clear and in a variety of sizes.
– The End Caps and Bottom Caps are designed to fit on the top and bottom of 2×4 boards commonly used as support poles under shrink wrap covers. They have slits every 90° for the woven cord strapping to slide into and when the cover is shrunk, the sections flex downward forming a protective pad on the top to eliminate pole poke-through. Bottom Caps have non-skid discs attached for added stability.
– Dr. Shrink is improving on it’s End Caps with this heavy-duty Rhino Cap. Designed for optimum pierce protection, it features more surface area, greater strength, and strapping grooves to make your strapping structure easier to create and more durable than ever. It’s designed to keep support poles from poking through shrink wrap on storage covers.
– The Professional Film Cutting Knife is used to safely and smoothly cut shrink wrap during installation. No danger of scratching or cutting with its hooked end.
– The Ring Cutter is a convenient strap cutting tool that allows you to keep a blade available throughout the shrink wrap process and cuts our woven cord strapping with ease.
Don’t forget when you order – do you have enough: tape, vents, strapping, buckles or zipper access doors? These are our most common reorder items and can be easily added to any order. If at any time you have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-968-5147 or email us. We’re here to help.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Shrink wants to help. Shrink wrap a boat this year in PINK from Dr. Shrink! Make a statement, all while helping raise awareness for breast cancer research. Dr. Shrink will be making a 10% donation for every roll of pink shrink wrap sold. Our pink shrink wrap is available in 14′ x 128′ 8-mil and 17′ x 110′ 8-mil. There’s no better way to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness than by showing/wearing/promoting the color pink. Promote awareness by adding pink to your wardrobe, wallet/purse, and of your shrink wrap jobs during October.
Featured Video: Shrinkfast 998 Repair – Click here to see the whole video.
October Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month: “Orders come quickly and in good shape. Your products are excellent. You are my only source for shrink wrap and associated products and will remain as such.” – John D. Edina, MN Customer

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Dr. Shrink's Resource Guides & Charts

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Dr. Shrink has been working hard to make it a breeze for anyone to shrink wrap. From our training videos to our resource guides and charts, we want to make sure that we give you all of the information and techniques that you would need to do any job.
For Marine and Recreation applications, we typically recommend a 6 or 7-mil material. The 6-mil is our thinnest shrink wrap and is used for smaller items such as boats, shed frames, pallets and machinery that will be stored rather than transported. Our 7-mil material is the standard thickness for shrink wrapping boats in snow load areas, light construction jobs, and medium sized machinery.
Questions on what size shrink wrap, what color or what mil thickness to use? Visit our designated website page here or call us at 800-968-5147. Please contact us for any installation questions or training assistance.

Tips for the Ultimate Shrink Wrap Job

This handy guide has all of the information you need to shrink wrap a recreational boat, a sailboat mast down or mast up, as well as film sizes and venting, how to properly install our DS-683 Weather-Tight Vent and how to properly use the strapping and buckles. Click here to see the entire guide.
The Dr. has you covered with a growing library of how-to videos. We cover a wide variety of shrink wrap applications from recreational boat wrapping, full encapsulations, RV campers, patio furniture and sail boats with the mast up! Access the how-to videos on the training section of our website or our YouTube Channel.

Boat Size/Venting Chart

All shrink wrap covers should be ventilated to eliminate moisture, condensation, and mildew during the winter storage season. The number of vents needed to give a boat cross-flow ventilation will depend on the size and shape of the vessel. Remember – it is better to over ventilate the cover with additional vents rather than not installing enough. This chart helps you figure out how many vents we recommend for the a variety of boat sizes. Click here to see the chart.

Moisture Inhibiting Chart

Our Moisture Inhibiting Chart helps you narrow down which product will best suit your need depending on how big of an object you need to protect. In an area that is very humid or if you have an object that is prone to moisture buildup, you may want to look into using some of our mildew and moisture control products for added protection. Click here to see the chart.

How to Shrink Wrap a Boat

8minBoatVid
This quick how-to video shows you how to shrink wrap your boat for storage with step-by-step instructions.
Dr. Shrink supplies premium, 100% virgin resin shrink wrap in widths of 12 to 60 feet in a variety of lengths and mil thicknesses. Dr. Shrink also supplies a complete line of installation accessories – everything you need to complete your shrink wrap job from start to finish.
Click here to see the full video.

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Dr. Shrink's Installation Accessories

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Dr. Shrink has all of the installation accessories you need to make your shrink wrap job easier, faster, and cleaner. Our most popular boat/marine accessories are listed below.
Venting is one of the most important parts of wrapping a boat. A properly ventilated cover will allow cross-flow ventilation throughout the cover minimizing chances of excess moisture and mildew. Our Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents are easy to install using the one-piece pull tab that exposes over 15 square inches of adhesive. They are water resistant and can be installed either vertically or horizontally. Don’t forget to check out our Weather-Tight Filter Vent – it uses a filter pad inside the vent top to keep dust, bugs, dirt and other debris out of shrink wrapped products.
Our Heat Shrink Tape is a 9-mil polyethylene tape that is designed to install doors and seal pleats, seams and holes. It also has a powerful backing that adheres nicely to shrink wrap. It’s available in blue, white or clear and in a variety of sizes.
The End Caps and Bottom Caps are designed to fit on the top and bottom of 2×4 boards commonly used as support poles under shrink wrap covers. They have slits every 90° for the woven cord strapping to slide into and when the cover is shrunk, the section flex downward forming a protective pad on the top to eliminate pole poke-through. Bottom Caps have non-skid discs attached for added stability.
Dr. Shrink is improving on it’s End Caps with this heavy-duty Rhino Cap. Designed for optimum pierce protection it features more surface area, greater strength, and strapping grooves to make your strapping structure easier to create and more durable than ever. It’s designed to keep support poles from poking through shrink wrap on storage covers.
The Professional Film Cutting Knife is used to safely and smoothly cut shrink wrap during installation. No danger of scratching or cutting with it’s hooked end.
The Ring Cutter is a convenient strap cutting tool that allows you to keep a blade available throughout the shrink wrap process and cuts our woven cord strapping with ease.
Don’t forget when you order – do you have enough: tape, vents, strapping, buckles or zipper access doors? These are our most common reorder items and can be easily added to any order.
If at any time you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us. We’re here to help.

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Buy Early & Shrink Wrap a boat in PINK to help Breast Cancer Research!

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show your love with pink
Shrink wrap a boat this year in PINK from Dr. Shrink! Make a statement, all while helping to raise awareness for breast cancer with this standout color. Dr. Shrink will be making a donation towards breast cancer research for every roll of pink shrink wrap purchased this fall.
Our pink shrink wrap is available in 14′ x 128′ 8mil and 17′ x 110′ 8mil.
Click here to view pink shrink wrap.
As always, you’re the first to know about our latest deals. Are you subscribed to our Weekly Bundle e-list? We give away FREE products every week with a minimum order amount. Don’t miss you!
Contact us any time with questions or comments.

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September 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hope everyone is having a great finish to their summer season. Our fall mailers have been mailed out, new product catalogs are here, and the early-buy shrink wrap discount is in full swing. If you did not receive a fall price sheet in the mail and would like one, please call us at 231-723-2685 or 800-968-5147 and we’ll make sure you are added to our list.
Remember that shrink wrap is used for more than just recreation boats, pontoon boats, and other marine related products. It’s widely used to weather protect outdoor patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, lawn and garden equipment, pools, and everything else that gets put away after the summer season. If you have questions on wrapping certain items, we are here to help. In the mean time, please see our Videos & Resources section below to get a better handle on shrink wrapping many of these items.
Hope everyone has a fantastic Labor Day weekend. Contact me anytime with questions or comments and thank you for working with us.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Dr. Shrink Videos & Resources

For  Marine and Recreation applications, we typically recommend a 6 or 7-mil material. The 6-mil is our thinnest shrink wrap and is used for smaller items such as boats, shed frames, pallets, and machinery that will be stored rather than transported. Our 7-mil material is the standard thickness for shrink wrapping boats in snow load areas, light construction jobs, and medium sized machinery. We offer 3 different colors of shrink wrap, all of which are made for different applications.
White shrink wrap works best for the majority of shrink wrapping applications. It reflects the sun and stays tight in all weather conditions making it ideal for transportation. Because of its ability to reflect the sun, the temperature beneath the film stays more consistent, thereby minimizing condensation and moisture build up under the cover.
Blue shrink wrap is generally used in snow-load areas as the darker color helps absorb the heat from the sun.  The warmth of the wrap assists in melting any accumulated snow on the cover much faster than that of the white.  Because of this, your boat will not have to shoulder that additional weight for as long. On the flip-side; because this film easily absorbs heat it makes it a less viable option for warmer climates.  The heat build up under the blue shrink wrap in warmer conditions could potentially cause heat damage to its contents.  In addition, the possibility for ‘loosening’ of the film is higher in hot weather, which does not make it the ideal choice for transportation.
Clear shrink wrap is most commonly used to cover greenhouses, brokerage items, and even live-aboard boats. The advantage of using clear is that you can see through it.  The disadvantage, however, is that the sun penetrates the covers and can accentuate the buildup of moisture/sun damage under the cover. Care must be taken to properly ventilate clear covers in an effort to help prevent damage.
Questions on what size wrap to use, what color, or what mil thickness is right for you? Visit our designated website page here or call us at 800-968-5147.
Don’t forget our handy Boat Size & Venting Chart as well! Please contact us for any installation questions or training assistance!

DIY – Wrap It Up with Dr.+

Get it all wrapped up this year. The Dr. has you covered with a growing library of how-to videos. We cover a wide variety of shrink wrap applications from recreational boat wrapping, full encapsulations, RV campers, patio furniture, and sail boats with the mast up! Access the how-to videos on our training section of our website or our YouTube channel.
Are you more of a hands-on learner? Sign up for ShrinkWrap U, our one-day training course that is designed to give you all the information and training that you need to shrink wrap anything. Our next class is October 25th, 2018. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!

Early Buy Discount! – Don’t Forget – Only 2 weeks left!

10% OFF ALL SHRINK WRAP UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
You MUST mention this discount when placing your order over the phone or use promo code FALL18 at online checkout. *Valid on standard Retail or Wholesale pricing only*

Water Slides!

Our friends down in Buchanan, Michigan have put our shrink wrap to good use with their “Thrill on the Hill”. This summer they closed Front Street which includes a big hill that just happens to help make a 500′ water slide.

Featured Video:

Check out the video here on How-To Shrink Wrap a Pontoon Boat for the upcoming winter storage season.

September Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month –

“Very simple and hassle free! Always a pleasure calling the staff because they are so helpful with questions! Always very fast shipping!” – Travis H. Lakeville, MN Customer

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August 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – New from Mike

“Happy August! Our fall price sheet mailers are going in the mail this week — we hope you like the new design and new training/how-to diagrams for various projects in different industries. There are also several new products for this season that are perfect for the marine industry and I know will be very popular.  It will be our pleasure being your shrink wrap supplier again this year. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I enjoy hearing from all of our customers!”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

One Stop Shopping! Get it all from Dr. Shrink

Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been in business for over 26 years. The company founder and President, Michael Stenberg, has been applying shrink wrap for over 33 years. This experience and time in the shrink wrap industry has given Dr. Shrink the expertise to offer not only knowledgeable training, installation advice, and support, but also an extensive, custom product line for shrink wrappers.
Dr. Shrink has formulated its own shrink wrap for unbeatable performance in all weather conditions. Our premium shrink wrap is 100% virgin resin with maximum UV inhibitors built in for long term usage.  Dr. Shrink is one-stop shopping for all your shrink wrap products and accessories including heat tools, adhesives, zipper access doors and venting. Get it all in one place to make shopping easier — we have everything you need in stock and ready for immediate shipment!

2018/2019 Fall Mailers!

Dr. Shrink is in the process of mailing out all fall price sheets — make sure you take note of the special giveaway included with your order this year! Also, we are running our “early buy”  discount of 10% off all shrink wrap until September 15, 2018 as long as you use promo code FALL18 online or over the phone.

Early Heat Tool Repair Discount

Whether you need a single part, or a complete rebuild kit, Dr. Shrink has the repair parts you need to keep your heat tool in prime working condition. If you are in need of having your heat tool repaired, Dr. Shrink has a Heat Tool Technician on staff that can diagnose your heat tool’s problem and get it back up and running. Want to troubleshoot your heat tool issue over the phone and try to fix it yourself? Our Heat Tool Technician can answer all of your questions.
Give us a call today and we can offer suggestions, troubleshooting advice, and recommend new parts that can get your gun repaired.  Call us at 800-968-5147 for all your repair needs before the fall shrink wrap season has started!
Need some incentive?  Take 10% off all heat tool repair parts until September 1st, 2018 as long as you mention this promotion or use REPAIR10 at online checkout.

CLOSEOUT Prices on Select Shrink Wrap!

We have extensively went through our warehouse and have added several new sizes of shrink wrap to our Closeout Items list. Our Closeout Items consist of a wide variety of shrink wrap that may have been returned, damaged, dirty or discolored.
Reasons for being on closeout may be:
* damaged by forklift
* damaged in shipping/transit
* dirty
* short in length – had to have some cut off
* discolored
* one/both ends damaged/nicked/scuffed
* good condition, but re-boxed
All sales are final. All rolls are sold as is. First come, first serve. Deeply discounted for fast movement! Call us today at 800-968-5147 or take a look at our Closeout Items list on our website.

Featured Video

Recreational Boat – Learn from the professionals at Dr. Shrink on how to shrink wrap your recreational boat for storage. Already a pro at wrapping boats? This video has some great tips and is an excellent refresher!