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|Author||Topic: side curtains|
posted 01-07-2004 09:47 PM ET (US)
On my conquest i have the hard top with the curtains,i have a tough time seeing thruogh the clear vinyl becauwe of minor scratches. If i replace them is there a better material to use and maybee something to clean them with. I have used liquid wax but it doesnt seem to remove the scratches. Speaking of wax what is a good one to use on the hull.
posted 01-07-2004 10:10 PM ET (US)
Colonite wax for the hull.
posted 01-07-2004 10:15 PM ET (US)
Collinite wax...spelled it wrong the first time.
posted 01-08-2004 01:58 PM ET (US)
Meguiars makes a "clear plastic window cleaner and scratch remover" that I've used on the convertible tops on my car and truck. It will remove the small scratches but not the bigger ones. After using it, DEFINITELY use a polish to protect the plastic.
On my brother's boat, he rolls the side curtains up in an old bed sheet cut to size for each panel. This has kept his windows scratch free for years. Actually, the guy he bought the boat from did this for years.
posted 01-08-2004 04:23 PM ET (US)
On my outrage 28 I had the factory hardtop and curtain set and simply replaced the entire weather curtain set. It was a poorly fitted construction at best and used cheap (thin) vinyl. I replace with Sunbrella and Strataglas from a local custom canvas shop. Strataglas maintained with Strataglas cleaner is virtually as clear as glass with a much longer life expectancy.
posted 01-08-2004 04:54 PM ET (US)
My top curtain glass is very poor quality also. I polish it with a "Boaters World" telfon wax.The fit of the curtains to the hard top is very poor also.
posted 01-10-2004 10:32 AM ET (US)
I think the strataglass is the answer... Thanks for the info.
posted 01-15-2004 11:07 PM ET (US)
posted 01-23-2004 06:35 AM ET (US)
I have the same problem on my 28 Conquest. I was wondering if you could velcrow in a piece of plexiglass? It is a problem I want to solve also. visability is horrible in general.
posted 01-23-2004 01:10 PM ET (US)
Are we to infer from all of this that BW's current canvas/curtain offerings are less than good quality, or is all this stuff being talked about aftermarket furnished at the local dealership level. I've known for years that usually the local stuff is poor quality. The Mills canvas/windshields/curtains for the classic models hold up for a long time, with excellent visibility.
posted 01-23-2004 05:21 PM ET (US)
I think my enclosure is made by "Great Lakes Canvas" .To the best of my knowledge it is factory oem.Very poor fit and clear plastic very thin. Whaler could have done better on this canvas.
posted 01-23-2004 05:51 PM ET (US)
At one time I was looking at www.ez2cy.com and liked the concept. No local dealer so went back to 20/20. Very close to strataglass. Has anyone tried the ez2cy?
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