Regular use will extend the life of all see through plastics. Ideal for the care and maintenance of your Isinglass, Strataglass ®, Lexan ®, Plexiglass ®, and other clear vinyl windows aboard your boat or yacht.
CLEAR VIEW can be used to restore older see through plastics and protect new plastic from deterioration to extend their useful life. This includes clear vinyl windows, Isinglass, Strataglass as well as acrylic or Plexiglass and polycarbonate or Lexan hatches, portholes and portlights, compass domes and instrument crystals. Complete, easy to understand instructions on how to clean clear vinyl boat windows is on each bottle.
The CLEAR VIEW Kit comes with two bottles: No.1 is the Cleaner / Restorer used for cleaning ground in dirt, pollutants and oxidized plastic damaged by UV from the sun. No. 2 is the special UV Protective Coating, not just a protectant, that seals the pores against dirt, bacteria and pollution, fills in minor scratches to restore optical clarity and leaves a tough, clear, anti-static coating which protects against UV, pollutants, and scratching from fine dust and dirt.
CLEAR VIEW can restore cloudy vinyl windows in a single application, providing that the windows have not become permanently damaged from neglect. Regular use of CLEAR VIEW on new clear vinyl, Isinglass and Strataglass boat windows will keep them looking their best year after year and can double their life.
Vinyl is plasticized, stabilized polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Although the clear version is the plastic of choice for removable and temporary windows and it’s also the most unstable plastic commonly found on you boat. It’s soft so it’s susceptible to pits, scratches and cuts and is very vulnerable to grit and salt crystals. Rolling up your windows, touching them, wiping with a dry cloth, even wind blowing the grit or salt across the surface will cause tiny scratches which will make the surface look cloudy and destroy optical clarity. Keeping your vinyl clean by regular rinsing with clear water and patting dry with a soft microfiber cloth is essential to extending the life of your windows. Periodic cleaning with CLEAR VIEW No. 1 will remove ground in dirt and reduce surface abrasion and deteriorated plastic. The cleaner and smoother you keep your windows the longer they will remain clear and useful.
The most common cause of failure is UV damage from sunlight which causes your windows to become foggy, muddy and opaque. Clear vinyl has UV blockers built in but because of their clarity, it’s easy for the sun to exhaust them. Regular use of CLEAR VIEW No. 2 Protective Coating with UV inhibitors, will reduce the suns damage and can really help extend the life of your vinyl.
Vinyl is built with plasticizers, otherwise it would be inflexible. When these plasticizers evaporate, the vinyl becomes brittle and cracks. Again, regular use of CLEAR VIEW No. 2 Protective Coating will keep the clear vinyl windows pliable.
CLEAR VIEW No. 2 is more than a temporary protectant. It’s a protective coating that bonds to your plastic windows, hatches, portlights, compass domes and other see through plastic and provides a protective barrier against UV damage, abrasion and plasticizer exhaustion.
Acrylic plastic or Plexiglass ®, or in some cases polycarbonate or Lexan ®, are the plastics of choice for hatch covers, portlights or portholes, compass domes and instrument crystals. They are rigid, much thicker than vinyl windows and often tinted so they resist UV damage better than vinyl and will last longer. None the less, if not protected, they are still susceptible to UV damage over time, resulting in clouding, surface grazing or cracking and the surfaces can easily be scuffed and scratched resulting in loss of optical clarity. Regular cleaning with CLEAR VIEW No. 1 and protection with CLEAR VIEW No. 2 will keep them looking new and extend their life.
Things to avoid in the maintenance of your clear plastic windows, instrument crystals, hatches and portlights are: paper towels, hard brushes, squeegees, sponges (they collect grit and scratch), dirty cloths, cleaners with ammonia, alcohol and solvents, glass cleaners, household cleaners, furniture polish, wax, oil. They will all accelerate the degradation of your see through plastic. As well intentions as using something handy, or the desire to save a few dollars is, you will pay many times over in the end when you have to replace your windows or hatches. Is it worth the gamble?
In conclusion, keep your see through plastics clean and protected and you will enjoy them more and they will serve you much longer without the necessity and expense of early replacement.
Enjoy a Clear View
Clear View Kit is Easy to Use:
Step 1. Apply Clear View Cleaner No.1 onto cloth. Rub away milky / cloudy surface. Rinse Clean.
Step 2. Apply Clear View No.2 Protector with a clean dry white cloth. Buff to a crystal like shine.
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