Tag Archives: sun screens

Metro Marine now uses Magnetic Hold-Down system for shades!

Metro Marine Design has changed it’s shade hold down system from Velcro to Magnets. We now use 6 lb Neodymium disk magnets to hold the bottom of both Mylar transparent shades, and blackout roller shades.  This keeps the shades from swinging. The magnetic hold down system is easier to use, and more reliable.  Neodymium rare Earth magnets are […]


GLAREX 5 – The Best Mylar Shade Material Available in the World! Glarex 5 is a three ply mylar sheet, 5 mils thick, if it were any thicker, it wouldn’t roll.  Glarex 5 has a scratch resistant coating.  The center layer is silver metallic to reflect heat and glare. Glarex 5 is approved by the Coast Guard, IMO, […]

Mylar Shades for navagation

When navigating a large or small ship, complete clear visibility is essential.  If the Sun is very bright, and glare is coming off the water, it is possible not to see a small vessel or other object in front of your vessel.  Mylar Sun Screen Shades are retractable, and allow for clear sharp visibility when […]

Mylar Shades for Marine Use

We offer a wide variety of specialized Mylar Sun Screen Shades specifically designed for use on ships.  We offer two different materials:  GLAREX 5 (5 mil), and ALTRA GLARE (4 mil).  Both materials are Coast Guard approved, and meet all IMO requirements.  Both materials have a reflective metallic layer between two tinted layers that will totally […]