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    Is there a product to restore or buff the windows in the canvas. I know replacement is inevitable but was wondering if there's something out there to extend their life. Some are very yellowed.

    Thanks
    "Martini's Law"
    1986 Bayliner 3270, 110 Hino's
    Nova Scotia, Canada

    #2
    I use this and a wool bonnet.

    Strataglass Protective Polish #302 - 16 Oz.
    Tally and Vicki
    "Wickus" Meridian 341
    MMSI 338014939

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      #3
      "Google". "Cleaning Isinglass "you'll get your answer their,lots of info.

      Good luck Brad
      Brad & Sharon
      Lady Jake
      1985 4550 EH 700TI /Twin Disc 502
      LaConner,Wa. (summer)
      2003 Scout CC 24' W/225 Yamaha
      kailua Kona,Hi (Winter)

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        #4
        you cant fix wore out, sun is the hardest on clear plastic, if you had polycarbonate then yes it could be polished like a aircraft window , yes there are a lot of sprays to put on clear but it is just that, like a wax. wood polish is the cheapest been used on aircraft windows for years, if it is turning yellow then time to replace, do it before it cracks or blows apart ,you wait until the plastic is broken or gone then the canvas man can only make new curtains not just sew in new plastic..
        1988 3270
        135 hinos
        Seldovia ALASKA
        KEVINS UPHOLSTERY
        KEVINSBOATTOPS.COM
        Marine canvas/Upholstery
        since 1975

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          #5
          "diveguy" post=806427 wrote:
          Is there a product to restore or buff the windows in the canvas. I know replacement is inevitable but was wondering if there's something out there to extend their life. Some are very yellowed.

          Thanks
          Once they've yellowed they are done. I posted a thread last year where I replaced my poly windows with Eisenglass. I used a vinyl cement product called HH66, cut and glued the new window over the old, and then trimmed the old out after it had dried. Stuff holds up great as long as you roughen both surfaces with high grit paper.
          Terry
          1999 Bayliner 3388
          Twin Cummins 4BTA
          Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
          Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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            #6
            "TenMile" post=806543 wrote:
            "diveguy" post=806427 wrote:
            Is there a product to restore or buff the windows in the canvas. I know replacement is inevitable but was wondering if there's something out there to extend their life. Some are very yellowed.

            Thanks
            Once they've yellowed they are done. I posted a thread last year where I replaced my poly windows with Eisenglass. I used a vinyl cement product called HH66, cut and glued the new window over the old, and then trimmed the old out after it had dried. Stuff holds up great as long as you roughen both surfaces with high grit paper.
            I think I've heard of that cement. Where did you get it?
            "Martini's Law"
            1986 Bayliner 3270, 110 Hino's
            Nova Scotia, Canada

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              #7
              if the plastic is simply dirty and clouded, there are a couple of products that will give some improvement and protect. However, if they are yellowed, you can't really expect good outcomes.

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                #8
                "diveguy" post=806601 wrote:


                I think I've heard of that cement. Where did you get it?
                I got a can from a local tent and awning shop. It's available online too -- I believe there is a shop in Barrie ON that will ship it. Most of the shops that do canvas fabrication and/or repair should be able to get it. It's very handy stuff. Can also be used to waterproof/repair stitching on your bimini as well.
                Terry
                1999 Bayliner 3388
                Twin Cummins 4BTA
                Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
                Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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                  #9
                  "TenMile" post=806543 wrote:
                  "diveguy" post=806427 wrote:
                  Is there a product to restore or buff the windows in the canvas. I know replacement is inevitable but was wondering if there's something out there to extend their life. Some are very yellowed.

                  Thanks
                  Once they've yellowed they are done. I posted a thread last year where I replaced my poly windows with Eisenglass. I used a vinyl cement product called HH66, cut and glued the new window over the old, and then trimmed the old out after it had dried. Stuff holds up great as long as you roughen both surfaces with high grit paper.
                  I would advise against glueing them unless you intend to replace the whole panel the next time. In the long run it is better and cheaper to replace them properly by sewing them in. :blink:

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                    #10
                    I used a headlight polishing kit, worked great. I also polished the gauges, they were yellowed. They are not anymore, clear as glass. I used the liquid polish and the buffing wheel on the venturi and I used the finest sanding pad to help with the worst of the yellowing. Its been two or three years now and everything still looks great.
                    1990 3888 Bayliner, Twin 351's

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                      #11
                      I ran into a canvas guy a couple nights ago bought him a beer and was pinging him for information on care and feeding of canvas - he recommended IMAR http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...3290&id=575892

                      Have not used it, cannot recommend it, just passing along

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                        #12
                        Kev_RM

                        Hey, thanks for that. I just had the Strataglass replaced on my 3218 cockpit because the old stuff was too brittle and was cracking. Great to know a product that can help increase the longevity.

                        Dave
                        Dave Stephens
                        2002 3988 "Chinook"
                        Cape Coral, FL

                        AND

                        1988 3218 "Raven"
                        Cordova, Alaska

                        (Yes . . 2 boat owner: A special kind of dumb!)

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                          #13
                          "bobmorgan" post=806648 wrote:
                          "TenMile" post=806543 wrote:
                          "diveguy" post=806427 wrote:
                          Is there a product to restore or buff the windows in the canvas. I know replacement is inevitable but was wondering if there's something out there to extend their life. Some are very yellowed.

                          Thanks
                          Once they've yellowed they are done. I posted a thread last year where I replaced my poly windows with Eisenglass. I used a vinyl cement product called HH66, cut and glued the new window over the old, and then trimmed the old out after it had dried. Stuff holds up great as long as you roughen both surfaces with high grit paper.
                          I would advise against glueing them unless you intend to replace the whole panel the next time. In the long run it is better and cheaper to replace them properly by sewing them in. :blink:
                          What you're doing in this case is gluing over the sewn area of the old glass. If in the future you wanted to remove the stitching and glass you absolutely can.
                          Terry
                          1999 Bayliner 3388
                          Twin Cummins 4BTA
                          Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
                          Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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                            #14
                            Hi guys. I use this to clean/buff my clears. Works well, really well

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkl5g9SNK4Y
                            2005 285SB. Couple mods, large stereo, lots of batteries, extended platform with Staple with BBQ and tender. Underwater LED's, enhanced lighting... penned in Pier21 on airberth.

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                              #15
                              i even use vuplex as a spot detailed on the boat, on the dash, exterior the lot... watch the video, really good stuff. Even bad clears come good for months, it can extend their life, maybe get you another season
                              2005 285SB. Couple mods, large stereo, lots of batteries, extended platform with Staple with BBQ and tender. Underwater LED's, enhanced lighting... penned in Pier21 on airberth.

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