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silver whaler posted 04-23-2002 10:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for silver whaler   Send Email to silver whaler  
Any ideas on a good aftermarket product? How much?


Taylor posted 04-24-2002 02:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Is you windshield gone completly or just scratched? If just scratched, polish it with Mcguire's plastic restorer. I just did that last weekend and it worked better than I expected.

Before you spend too much time looking for after market, you might check with to see how much the Whaler part would be. Lots of folks here seem to like Twin Cities. Their phone number is 920-793-2715.

Someone previouly mentioned that they were able to buy lexan and then heat and bend it to make their own windshield. Anyone else remember that posting?

DaveS posted 04-24-2002 11:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
I've done it with plexiglass but haven't worked with Lexan before. It's really simple, first cut the glass to size and, using an old stip heater, heat where the first bend is going to be, remember to rotate so you don't overheat one side, which kind of cooks the plastic. After it's heated, just form it to the console and hold until it cools enough to hold the shape. Repeat on the second corner and your ready to mount. I've done it to two boats and don't think I"ve spent more than $20 on plastic. If you don't have a strip heater, you might be able to pick one up cheap on ebay. The one I use is nothing more than a glorified toaster.

Hope this helps...


ps...if you have a kid in school, they might have an industrial arts class, those teachers usually have them, perhaps they could make you one for extra credit. Just a thought.

Lanny posted 04-25-2002 03:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Lanny  Send Email to Lanny     
I replaced the original windshield on my 80' Montauk w/ a custom molded windshield. A local plastics supplier provided me with a solid tinted windshield. I had them mold the new design about 15 inches taller than the original windshield . This allows me to drive the boat while standing and provides alot of wind shelter. The top of the new windshield is just under eye level so that I have an unobstructed view dead ahead. I like the new windshield 100% more than the original.You really feel the added shelter effect when underway running at over 20knots . The cost :$250.
Lanny posted 04-25-2002 03:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Lanny  Send Email to Lanny     
I forgot to add that the new windshield is Plexiglass.
EddieS posted 04-26-2002 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for EddieS  Send Email to EddieS     
Lexan is not a good choice if you want the bends in the windscreen to be sharp and clean. Lexan does not bend as well as plexy does and the corners dont look nearly as good. I had mine done at Tap Plastics for $140.00 they did all the cutting and bending. I considered doing the cutting and bending myself but the material cost was almost $100.00 and they only wanted $40 for the labor. It turned out great! and was worth every penny.


Chesapeake posted 04-29-2002 11:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     

Where is TAP Plastics? Do you have a number for them? I need to customize a new windshield for my old whaler. Thanks, in advance.


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