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Topic: Fixed Portlights
Posted By: Ahalliday
Subject: Fixed Portlights
Date 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? 

Regards



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Posted By: Koppiekrou
Date Posted: 11 July 2022 at 17:42
Why do you want to change them? Due to scratches in the acrylic?

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Posted By: Ahalliday
Date Posted: 12 July 2022 at 02:11
Heavily crazed and beyond repair.


Posted By: Koppiekrou
Date Posted: 13 July 2022 at 16:28
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.

Good luck!


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291 4Ever - 341 Eternal Flame and now a Hanse 371 '05 Karma - Shoal draft - 2 cabin - 40hp - Variprofile


Posted By: gshannon
Date Posted: 25 January 2023 at 00:08
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.

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