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Morocco posted 12-12-2003 08:39 PM ET (US)   Profile for Morocco   Send Email to Morocco  
Does anyone have any tricks or tips for restoration of clear Vinyl ("Eisenglass?") windows? The two that are uncovered on my Revenge's enclosure have areas of 'oxidation' that are dull with a whitish coating that can be scraped off with a fingernail, but not yellowed. Most of this seems to be near where the bimini supports pass, almost as if that radius has cause the vinyl to break down a little.

Can you 'rub out' flexible vinyl like some acrylics or do I just have to replace them? The shop just suggested a plexiglass polish, which makes the rest of it look great, but doesn't change the places in question much.

BugsyG posted 12-12-2003 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
Hi Morocco.

This is my section because I help my dad with boat canvas.

What you want to use to prevent oxidation is Plexus or Pledge WITHOUT lemon!!! (Lemon will streak your glass). Plexus (what we recommend) is good along with Strataglass Cleaner for Strataglass.

This is good to use on a 30 gauge - 40 gauge. Please use like an old fashion baby diaper or something extremely soft, (NO NOT PAPER TOWELS!!!!!), and spray on the glass lightly and rub lightly to polish.

You can buff it with Mcguires polish and it will do the same thing.

Heavy scratches will not come out pending on which type of glass you have. Slight scratches will come out if you have a nail buffer. Put the polisher on and polish it out with wax. It should come out.

If your glass is yellow, or you cannot see through it at all, or its hard, cracking. Get it replaced!

JAZZ

jimh posted 12-13-2003 12:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Try:

Better Clear Plastic for Curtains
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/001175.html

How Do You Store Your Canvas:
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/005682.html

Rain-X on Plexi Windshield
http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/004472.html

These were located using the SEARCH function and the arguments "canvas", "window", and "scratches".

Morocco posted 12-13-2003 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Morocco  Send Email to Morocco     
Bugsy and Jim --

Thanks.

I never seem to be 'liberal' enough in my search terms -- I used "Eisenglass" "vinyl windows" and "plastic windows."

Thanks for the time and the links.

Mark

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