Boating season is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited! Is your boat in a top-notch shape?
With over 65 years in business, Rayco Upholstery technicians have possibly seen every scenario in boat upholstery. Since proper care is crucial in extending your boat’s life span, in today’s post we want to share our knowledge with you. If you want to learn how to care for your clear plastic boat windows, otherwise known as eisenglass to boaters, please keep reading.
How to Care for Your Clear Plastic Boat Windows
- When using chemicals to clean your boat, be careful around vinyl! Splashing will cause damage on the clear surfaces. For cleaning eisenglass, use proper products designed for the job. The good choices are: Plexus, Imar, 210, and Davies Klear to Sea. Stay away from Coleman fuel, Rain-X and such.
- Check if it’s time to replace your old vinyl. If your snaps, fabric and zippers are still in good condition, it’s going to be less expensive than replacing the entire enclosure.
- Store your boat enclosure panels clean and dry. You can use sheets or towels in between them.
- Always keep your canvas snapped into place when you’re not using you boat. This will slow down any shrinking and keep your vinyl wrinkle free.
In addition, when caring for plastic boat windows, remember that burns, UV degradation and scratches cannot be removed from clear vinyl. In fact, even light scratches can be improved but never fully removed. When it comes to indentations caused by storage, those usually come out of plastic over time. Last but not least, if you’re looking for an experienced upholstery shop in Delaware or Tri-State area, don’t hesitate to contact Rayco Upholstery!
302.323.8844 | www.delawareupholstery.com