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    Posted: 10 July 2022 at 06:35
Hi,

Has anyone replaced the acrylic in the large fixed portlights?

If so, any tips? How was the sheet fixed? Was there a curve to the acrylic and did this need to be moulded into the acrylic first? 

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Why do you want to change them? Due to scratches in the acrylic?
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Heavily crazed and beyond repair.
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Hi, if it is craquelle then nothing helps. But if it is crazed and scratched I have good experiences with Autosol scratch remover. With a small polish pad on a power hand drill, like a Makita 18v they will remove. Our windows look like new after this. Just worth to try I believe.

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I replaced the whole window. Mine were safety glass, not acrylic. The edge seals on 3 of the 4 windows failed after about 17 years (Mine is a 2001 model). I had new windows made by a local BC supplier, AJR windows. I took the old windows to them for templates, and taped plastic over the openings.

The full, illustrated story is here:
https://yourboatstuff.com/leaking-windows/

Grahame

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