How to Care for your Strataglass / Clear Vinyl Screens
Clear vinyl, in particular Strataglass, is a great choice in areas where clarity is a necessity.
When it comes to your clear screens it is extremely important to understand how to properly care and maintain them.
View here the complete Strataglass Cleaning and Care instruction and video.
Note: Suntan lotion is a necessity for boaters but is a bad thing for Strataglass. Touching the panels with lotion on your hands or leaning up against a panel after applying suntan lotion will result in surface hazing of the Strataglass and, if not removed immediately, will become permanent.
Strataglass, LLC recommend using only IMAR Products ( link to our Imar products page). IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish, IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner, and mild soap (preferably) IMAR Yacht Soap Concentrate on Strataglass. (Strataglass, LLC no longer recommend the use of any other products, regardless of the manufacturer’s claims.) Use of harsh cleaners like “Simple Green and Orpine” will dull the curtains quickly. Using any other product(s) void the factory warranty.
The Imar range of clear care products work well on all clear PVC screens and windows.
Strataglass has a special Urethane coating that gives the soft vinyl its scratch resistant properties, adds UV protection and protects from environmental fallout. This coating is very thin and needs to be cared for properly. As always, it is better to protect before there is a problem rather than trying to restore it after it’s damaged.
Strataglass will last for many years if cared for properly. You should clean your curtains every time you wash the boat and periodically in between washings. Compare it to maintaining your brand new car. You want the car to stay new so wash it often and wax it periodically. Same thing with Strataglass, keeping it clean with a fresh coat of polish will extend that new look.
Total Trim offers a free quoting service for the maintenance of existing screens and covers and for new ones should they need replacing.
We also off a cleaning and polishing service for your clear screens which is often done after winter so they are looking good for the new season.
Imar Strataglass Bucket
The Complete Clear Screen Care Kit
Imar Yacht Soap Concentrate #401, 473ml
Imar Strataglass Protective Cleaner #301, 473ml
Imar Strataglass Polish #302, 473ml
$99 (usually $119) SHOP NOW!
valid until 31.10.2015, while stock lasts!
Tips of the Trade
Your local marine cover maker and upholsterer can book up very quickly close to Christmas, so early spring is a good time to check any requirements you may have so you can get in before the silly season.