As far as I've found so far, the UV only degrades the color. Dyneema itself is UV resistant (which is why it's used in boating). The UV only penetrates a very shallow distance. You'll likely have abrasion demanding a replacement of this wear item long before UV would have mattered (10+ years).Huh. My old rope on my CJ 15 years ago had to be protected from uv. It was Amsteel I think. I have three of the TRE ropes and five of the soft shackles In my shop. I say in but they are always outside now. I don’t have a dock so any trucks that show up with the load in the nose has to be pulled. Most of the pallets are over 4K lbs, I would cringe when we used chains and a guy had to be in the trailer. Now we use just the TRE synthetic. Im glad to hear I don’t have to worry about UV!! One less thing I have to bitch about. In my mind, I was worried about the part that sits in the sun around the thimble.
I am not sure either but I can tell you in a industrial setting that their stuff is impressive. Even wear or abrasion. I work with some VERY abrasive materials and it holds up 50 times to nylon and probably double what a chain will last (I usually toss the chains for safety when I see stretched links)TRE makes no mention of using Dyneema on their site that I have seen. Maybe I missed it. From what I read they only mention using 12 strand UHMWPE.
I put tape over the front of the thimble for that very reason...
My CJ winch had a kydex cover. No need for tape on those items.Why? Do you put tape on the top of the winch drum, too? And the length of rope between the fairlead and the drum?
Which is precisely why I don't do anodize colors. The only color that does not change when exposed to UV or fade is UV stable black. Everything else fades or changes color.
Does it have to make sense to you? Tell me why if so.That makes no sense when you don't use a wide "tree saving" strap for the very same reason the nylon sheath doesn't protect a winch rope from the rocks.