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Quality Features and Materials
Standard laboratory tests and field experience with various dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter cover fabrics provide long life and superior tear strength, abrasion resistance, resistance to low temperature cold cracking and weatherability. Chalfant dock seal, dock shelter and rail shelter fabric selections include; vinyl, hypalon and neoprene coated nylon. See fabric weights, types and colors in our fabric performance section.

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Head Curtain Assembly - Reinforce fiberglass top attached to wood frame and supported by mounting brackets. The head curtain is attached to head frame by lags.
Guardian Wear Pleats - Three (3) wear pleats at corners of the curtain add greater life to your dock shelter, with greater protection comes longer life for your dock shelter.
Reinforced Fiberglass Sides and Top - White polyurethane is secured to the wood framework.
Head and Side Frames - Head frame kiln dried pressure treated 2 x 6 wood frame slope from center to provide for drainage. Side frame kiln dried pressure treated wood frame.
Fiberglass Stays - Stays to be contained between outer and inner covers to insure constant pressure with the truck..
Thread - Chalfant carefully selects all materials for durability, including thread which is polyester heavy-duty, minimum size 138 bonded. Meets Federal Specification V-T-285
Head Curtain and Side Curtains - Choice of fabrics 22 oz vinyl, 16 oz hypalon, 16 oz neoprene, 40 oz neoprene and 40 oz vinyl, in a wide variety of colors.
Guide Stripes and Bottom Wear Face - Reinforced multi-ply bottom panels with a high visibility standard length guide stripe.
Cushions-Bottom Seal - Secured to the inside side pad, cushions seal to truck sides during use and return to shape upon truck departure.
Steel Support Legs - Special design heavy-duty steel support legs to provide protection and support of the rigid dock shelter structure.

Our quality reputation, design, material know-how and fabricating capabilities have kept Chalfant dock seals, dock shelters and rail shelters foremost in the industry. We furnish easy to follow, step-by-step installation instructions and drawings with each order.
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Chalfant Sewing Fabricators, Inc.
11525 Madison Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102-2325

Phone: 800.365.0389 (8 am to 5 pm EST)
Fax: 216.521.9922

Brief product selection...
Guardian 3-in-1 Dock Seal System
Series 100 Standard Dock Seal
Series 101 & 103 Curtain Dock Seal
Series 200 & 205 Adjustable Dock Seal
Series 300 "L" Pad Curtain Dock Seal
Series 400 Soft Seal Shelter
Series 500 Rail Shelter
Series 700 Flex Shelter
Series 700 Rigid Shelter
Universal Dock Recovers
Loading Dock Metal Canopy
Chal-Strip Dor-Closures
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