Clear View #1 and #2 will not harm Lexan and will protect it and add to its life.
Lexan is a trade name for Polycarbonate and is often used for windows because it's shatterproof and has good clarity. It is used to make bullet proof glass. It is sensitive to marking from impact or bending and crazing from UV. Some chemicals can damage or discolor it, such as ammonia (in glass cleaners) furniture polish, protectants etc. and should not be used. It can be scratched from dust and grit and must be handled carefully.
General cleaning should be done with running water (no chemicals, not even boat wash or soap) and drying should be with a with synthetic chamois or soft cloth. Pat dry, never rub. Clear View #1 is a recommended cleaner, when you need it and should be done a couple of times per year, minimum, to free the surface of pollutants that can damage it. Regular application of Clear View #2 (every 4 to 6 weeks, depending on age) will protect it from UV damage, pollution and even give it better resistance to scratching damage from dust and grit.
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How to Clean, Restore and Protect Isinglass, Strataglass, Clears, Clear Vinyl Windows
- Stretch windows out on boat enclosure or lay flat on a clean, non scratch surface protected with clean towels or cotton cloth.
- Rinse with clear water and pat dry with a clean microfiber cloth to remove surface dust and dirt. Do not rub or you may scratch.
- Apply Clear View No. 1 to a clean, soft cotton cloth and rub out oxidation, fog, haze and yellowing, using a circular motion. Mask adjacent canvas to prevent staining. Buff away haze with a clean microfiber cloth.
- Apply Clear View No. 2 to a clean, soft cotton cloth using a circular motion. When haze forms buff haze with a clean microfiber cloth.
- Repeat on the other side.
Can Clear Vinyl Boat Windows Really Be This Clear?
Regular use of CLEAR VIEW will extend the life of all see through plastics. It’s ideal for the care and maintenance of your Isinglass, Strataglass ®, Lexan ®, Plexiglass ®, and other clear vinyl windows aboard your boat or yacht. It can also be used on port lights, hatches, compass domes and instrument crystals.
You’ll love how your see through plastics regain their new appearance.
The CLEAR VIEW KIT™ contains everything you need to clean, restore and protect All See-Through Plastics. Use on Isinglass, Strataglass Windows and Clears, Hatches, Port Holes, Vinyl Curtains, Compass Domes and Instrument faces:
- Protects against UV Damage to prevent yellowing, fogging and cracking, keeping your windows clear and easy to see through.
- Restores Plasticizers to keep the plastic from drying out and cracking to extend the useful life by many times.
- Fills in Minor Scratches to maintain optical clarity and reduce rainbow effect from light.
- Extend the life of the plastics to save you money.
Kit includes: No.1 Cleaner / Restorer and No.2 Protector.
Simply use CLEAR VIEW™ No.1 with white dry cloth to rub out fog and oxidation and clean and restore the clarity of the plastic. Then, apply CLEAR VIEW™ No. 2 to extend its life, provide UV protection, fill in minor scratches and keep the boat plastics looking new and protected against the elements.
CLEAR VIEW™ can be used to restore older see through plastics and protect new plastic from deterioration to extend their useful life and save you the cost of constant replacement. This includes clear vinyl windows or Clears, 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 printed on the back of each bottle.
The CLEAR VIEW KIT™ comes with two bottles: No.1 is the Cleaner / Restorer used for cleaning ground in dirt and pollutants and restoring oxidized plastic damaged by UV from the sun. No. 2 is the special UV Protective Coating. It’s not just a protectant, it 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. The new formula is water based which eliminates VOC’s and makes the product environment friendly. Eliminating the solvents allowed us to add more active ingredients so now you get greater coverage. It’s concentrated to save you money while still providing your windows with superior protection.
In addition we’re now using Nano Technology in the No. 2 protector to improve the longevity, UV protection and giving your windows better abrasion resistance.
CLEAR VIEW can restore cloudy vinyl windows in a single application, providing that the windows ha’en't become permanently damaged from neglect. Regular use of CLEAR VIEW on new clear vinyl or Clears, 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 flexible version is the plastic of choice for removable and temporary windows and it's also the most unstable plastic commonly found on your 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 removes 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 Nano Technology UV inhibitors, will reduce the suns damage and can 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 flexible and supple.
CLEAR VIEW No. 2 is more than a temporary protectant. It's a protective coating that bonds to your plastic windows, hatches, port lights, compass domes and other see through plastic and provides a protective barrier against UV damage, abrasion and plasticizer exhaustion. The new water based formula is environment friendly but in addition is less injurious to your windows than solvent based protectants which can enlarge the pores and increase porosity.
Acrylic plastic or Plexiglass ®, or in some cases polycarbonate or Lexan ®, are the plastics of choice for hatch covers, port lights 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 clear 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 saving you the cost of replacement.
Tips on how to extend the life of your Isinglass, Strataglass, Clears and other see-through boat plastics.
Things to avoid in the maintenance of your clear plastic windows, instrument crystals, hatches and port lights 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. Even soap should be avoided. The problem with soap or detergent is that it’s not free rinsing. It leaves a soap film or soap scum and that’s food for mold which can promote mold growth. As well intentions as using something handy, or the desire to save a few dollars, you will pay many times over in the end when you have to replace your windows or hatches. Is it worth the gamble?
Clean your plastic windows, hatches, port-lights, etc. with Clear View No.1 at least once a year or more often if required and protect them with Clear View No. 2 every 4 to 8 weeks, more often in tropical climates.
Remember that a boat with crystal clear windows looks well maintained. If gives the owner greater pride of ownership and adds a lot of value to the boat when it comes time to trade up or sell your boat.
In conclusion, keep your see through plastics clean and protected and you’ll enjoy them more. Plus they’ll serve you much longer without the necessity and expense of early replacement.
“If CLEAR VIEW can’t give your windows a Clear View, nothing can!”
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.
- New Advanced Nano Technology for Better UV protection and longer life.
- New Water Based Formula. Easier to Use. Environment Friendly
- Kit Contains: Everything you need. System Matched Restorer and Protector
- Anti-Static Properties Repel Dust and Dirt
- For New and Old Plastics
- Removes and Fills Light Scratches
- Restores Optical Clarity Ideal for use on Boats, Planes, RVs, Snowmobiles, Motorcycles, Windshields, Face Shields & More
- Sun Screens to Retard Fogging
- Contains Plasticisers to Renurture Plastics
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RIB & Inflatable Boat
Keeping your new RIB or Inflatable Boat clean and protected against environmental damage can easily double the useful life of your boat, keep it looking like the day you bought it, increase your pride of ownership and bring a much higher return when it comes time to trade up or sell.
Care & Maintenance Guide
Your boat will be expected to live and survive in the Marine Environment; the toughest environment on the planet. It will be under constant attack from dirt, grime, UV, infrared, suntan lotion, marine growth, bacteria, bird and spider droppings, scuffs, stains, ozone and more. A simple and regular maintenance regime can easily defeat these ravages, but you need the right specialty products and procedure to do the job. Failure to keep your boat clean and protected will result in it looking old and tired before its time, may void your warranty and is sure to bring additional problems that can be costly to repair.
Using the right products to care for your boat is important. Household, automotive and industrial products can often cause more harm than good and should not be used. Aurora Boat Care Products are specially formulated for optimum care and maintenance of RIB and Inflatable boats. They’re endorsed, recommended and used by the top boat manufacturers in the world. These products are safe to use on Hypalon, PVC, Polyurethane, Rubber, Fiberglass and Aluminum.
NOTE: Detailed instructions for use and application of all products are on the product labels and on www.AuroraMarine.com
WHEN YOUR BOAT IS NEWThis is the easiest and best time to protect your boat. Within a few months in the marine environment, an unprotected boat can become soiled, stained, fouled and begin to degrade, requiring restoration before it can be properly protected.
Tube, Fabric Floor, Rub Rail and AttachmentsWhen the special fabric for your tube and inflatable floor was manufactured, lubricants and other chemicals were used and they remain on the surface of the fabric after the boat was manufactured. It’s important to strip them away before applying the UV protector otherwise poor adhesion and failure of the protector can result. Even though your boat is new and appears clean, scrub it well with SPEED CLEAN™ and a MARINE POWER MITT™ to remove these pollutants, rinse well and dry. When the tube and fabric floor is dry, apply 2 coats of POLY GUARD™. These products may also be used to protect rub rails and other rubber fitments.
If the boat is to remain in the water for more than 2 days at a time, apply REPELIN™ fouling release coating to all underwater fabric surfaces to reduce the attachment of marine fouling and make cleanup easier. REPELIN™ can also improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. These products are effective for use in salt as well as fresh water.
Rigid Hull, FiberglassIf your RIB is to remain in the water for more than 2 days at a time, protect the gel coat with REPELIN™ fouling release coating. In addition to reducing the attachment of marine fouling it will keep the bottom cleaner, eliminate salt attachment, improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. Gel coat is porous and REPELIN™ will seal the pores to prevent osmosis blisters.
New gel coat is coated with a mold release agent which can impair proper bonding of long lasting protective coatings. To ensure proper attachment of REPELIN™, the hull must be scrubbed with SPEED CLEAN™ and a MARINE POWER MITT™ to remove any pollutants, prior to application.
Rigid Hull, AluminumIf your RIB is to remain in the water for more than 2 days at a time, protect the painted bottom with REPELIN™ fouling release coating. In addition to reducing the attachment of marine fouling it will keep the bottom cleaner, eliminate salt attachment, improve performance and reduce fuel consumption. Wash the surface first with INFLATABLE BOAT CLEANER™ to remove any pollutants and then apply 2 coats of REPELIN™. If the hull is raw aluminum, after washing as above, coat it first with ALUMETRON™ prior to applying REPELIN™.
Non-Skid Deck or FloorThe deck or floor surfaces of RIB’s either have a textured pattern or sand is imbedded in the gel coat, or paint, in order to provide traction and reduce slipping, especially when wet. Protecting them with wax or polish is not recommended as it can make them dangerously slippery. Left unprotected, the decks are susceptible to UV damage, soiling, staining and excessive scrubbing to keep them clean. SURE STEP™ is a pressure sensitive sealer and UV protective polish that utilizes Adaptive Reflex technology. It seals the surface, protects the New Boat shine and makes the decks easy to maintain and keep clean. When you step on the deck, your weight creates pressure which gives you grip. When you take your foot off, releasing the pressure, they become smooth and slippery again making dirt attachment difficult. When the decks are wet, the traction increases even more.
Scrub the non-skid deck with SPEED CLEAN™ and a scrub brush and the smooth parts with a MARINE POWER MITT™. Rinse well and dry. Apply 2 coats of SURE STEP™ and buff to a beautiful shine with a SURE STEP BUFFING WHEEL™ on a portable drill.
REGULAR MAINTENANCEOnce your boat is properly protected, maintenance usually consists of keeping it clean by rinsing with clear water and wiping dry from time to time but if stuff happens, we’ve got you covered. If your boat gets soiled from greasy atmospheric fall out, diesel soot, scum line, or other nasties, wet it with water, spray on some free rinsing, biodegradable INFLATABLE BOAT CLEANER™, wash away the grime with a MARINE POWER MITT™ and wipe dry with a chamois or microfiber cloth.
Scuff marks or other dirt or stains that are difficult to remove can be scrubbed clean with SPEED CLEAN™. Rinse well, dry and re-apply POLY GUARD™ and REPELIN™ if applicable.
Even though your boat bottom is protected with REPELIN™, if it sits in the water for more than a few days you may see slime forming on the bottom. Simply wipe off the slime and the bottom will stay clean for months. If the boat sits in the water for long periods of time, without maintenance, marine growth may attach. Soft growth such as slime and algae can be removed with INFLATABLE BOTTOM SPRAY™. Hard growth, such as barnacles or zebra or quagga mussels can be removed with FOUL OFF™. Bottom cleaners can remove REPELIN™ and POLY GUARD™. After removing the growth, scrub with SPEED CLEAN™ and re-apply POLY GUARD™ and REPELIN™.
POLY GUARD™, REPELIN™ and SURE STEP™ have a life of 6 to 8 months in continental climates and 3 to 4 months in tropical climates. At the end of each period, scrub all surfaces with SPEED CLEAN™ and re-apply the protectors. Regular use of these products can extend useful life of your new RIB or Inflatable Boat, make maintenance easier and add value and pride of ownership to your boat.
Customer Reviews 10 item(s)
- Shocked & Amazed!!
Takes some time and muscle to apply, but knowing what the end results are makes it totally worth it!! WELL DONE!! I just wish the bottles were bigger for that price!!! :)
Review by Pezoo / (Posted on 2018-07-17)
- Blown AWAY
Review by Stacey / (Posted on 2018-04-26)
- What a great product
Yesterday I took all the curtains back down to the boat and hung them and other boat owners were shocked when they heard that most of the curtains were 16 years old.
My only regret is that I did not take before and after pictures.
So happy I did some homework.
Review by Bob / (Posted on 2017-06-01)
It took 2 applications on the cleaner. I also used a small 6 inch buffer for the application and micro fiber towels for removal. A LOT of elbow grease, but couldn't be happier and would definitely recommend this product!!
Review by Jt / (Posted on 2016-11-21)
- Does the job!
Review by CLund / (Posted on 2016-06-30)
- Best product around
Review by mary / (Posted on 2016-04-27)
Review by Chuck / (Posted on 2015-10-08)
- Clear View is Fantastic on Strataglass
Review by Johnny Harris / (Posted on 2014-06-02)
- I'm still amazed by the Clear View results
Review by Garry Dixon / (Posted on 2014-04-14)
- I was VERY happy with the results!
Review by Dennis / (Posted on 2013-05-29)
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- Catalog No: 01190
- Individual Kit: 2 x 120 ml
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- Case Volume: 12 x 12 kits
- Case Weight: 7.8 lb (3.54 kg)
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