Strataglass™ Vinyl Window Material is a 60 gauge premium press-polished window material with exceptional optical clarity and durability. Strataglass is a marine grade window material manufactured from thermoplastic clear polyvinyl chloride material and formulated for maximum UV stability. The window material is first coated to provide a scratch-resistant barrier, then pressed, and finally, it is highly polished resulting in a soft, flexible, press-polished sheet. This clear vinyl window material is perfect for front windows on marine cabin enclosures and dodgers.
- VueShield™ scratch resistant coating to combat daily wear and tear
- Blocks 70% of UVA rays and 100% of UVB rays
- Treated with an anti-glare additive to reduce sun glare and improve low light visibility
Please Note: The manufacturer lists the size of the sheet as 54" x 110", however we have found that the sheet size varies up to 3 inches in length and 1 inch in width.
Baste window material in place with Seamstick over the fabric. Sew the window in place using a #20 needle and V-92 Polyester or Profilen thread. After sewing, use scissors to trim away the fabric from the window. Bind the raw edges with binding for a more finished appearance.
Strataglass recommends using 3M™ Adhesive Remover to remove any glue left from fabrication. Then clean with IMAR™ Strataglass™ Protective Cleaner and use IMAR™ Strataglass™ Protective Polish as the final step in installation to provide a base of protection and good watershed.
Since new vinyl can easily get impressions in itself, it is recommended that enclosures be left in place as much as possible. If completely removed, interleave the vinyl with either acid-free paper (available from framing shops) or old sheets (the best choice) to prevent "pooling" in the glass. Vinyl "seasons" over time and becomes less impressionable.
Strataglass Care & Cleaning:
Cleaning your Strataglass regularly will help extend the life of the product. You should only use IMAR™ Strataglass labeled products. Using any other products on Strataglass will void the warranty and could potentially damage the vinyl.
Each time you use your boat, rinse your Strataglass with clean water to remove salt or other debris. Allow it to air dry or wipe it down with a chamois or microfiber towel.
Every 1-2 weeks spray Strataglass Protective Cleaner directly on the inside and outside of the vinyl and gently wipe away. This product should always be on hand for emergency spot cleaning if your vinyl encounters harmful chemicals, such as bug spray or sunscreen.
Every 1-2 months (especially when the vinyl is new) apply a light coat of Strataglass Protective Polish to both sides of the vinyl using a soft cotton cloth and small, light circular motions. Allow it to dry and buff again with a clean cotton or microfiber cloth. Over time this will build up a protective barrier on the vinyl. This is the most important part of vinyl maintenance.
Right after you’ve completed your sewing project using Strataglass, clean and polish it using the methods stated previously. This will help to establish a protective base on the new vinyl.
Things To Avoid:
- Do not handle Strataglass with sunscreen on your hands! It will damage the product.
- You should NEVER use Windex, Rain-X, Pledge, Plexus, Simple Green, Orpine or other harsh chemicals on Strataglass.
- Do not use any kind of car wash or wax products on Strataglass.
- Do not use any products intended for commercial grade vinyl or plastic.
- Keep in mind that new vinyl products are easily impressionable and should be kept on clean, flat, soft surface. Do not place your clear vinyl anywhere that may scratch, dent or puncture the product.
Pro Tip: If you choose to use tape during fabrication, it is recommended that you only use green painter's tape. Other types may damage the material.
|Fabric Content:||99.8% PVC, 0.2% Acrylic/Urethane Coating|
|Care & Cleaning:||See Documents for Full Instructions|
|Cold Crack Rating:||-30° F|
|Tear Strength:||>550 PSI|
|Warranty:||Registered Warranty: 2 Years from Registration Date*|