This Strataglass 30 Gauge Vinyl window material is 54" x 110".
Strataglass is a pressed, polished and coated vinyl window
material. A polymer coating is used to seal in the plasticizers
(the chemicals added to the vinyl to keep it soft and supple). This
coating also makes Strataglass more scratch resistant. (Test
results on the UV coating show up to 70% blockage of UV-A rays and
100 percent blockage of UV-B rays.)
- Size: 54" x 110" sheet
- Thickness in inches = .030 (.75 millimeters)
- Life expectancy 3-6 years (care & exposure dependent)
Installation is made easier if Seamstick (double-sided tape) is
used to adhere the window material to the fabric before sewing and
cutting. After the material is sewn in place, use scissors to trim
away the fabric and expose the window.
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
Since new vinyl can easily get impressions in itself, it is
recommend 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. Roll all curtains down and
fasten in place nightly to keep a perfect appearance.
Strataglass recommends using only IMAR Products. IMAR Strataglass
Protective Polish, IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner, and mild
soap (preferably IMAR Yacht Soap Concentrate) on Strataglass. Use
the IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish every 2 to 3 months (every 4
to 6 weeks in areas of high fallout). In the interim, use IMAR
Strataglass Protective Cleaner frequently.
Use of harsh cleaners like Simple Green and/or pine will dull the
curtains quickly. Never use a wash and wax product on Strataglass.
Using any other product voids the factory warranty. Use of RAINEX
on Strataglass appears to work for a short time but then dulls the
surface and presents an "Orange Peel" effect.
Do not use RAINEX! Use of cleaners, polishes, scratch removers, or
any other product made for regular, uncoated vinyl will damage
Strataglass. Do not use these products. Do not handle Strataglass
(or any vinyl) with sunscreen on your hands! This will permanently
cloud the vinyl where handled.
Flush thoroughly to cool the surface and rinse away environmental
abrasives. Wash with IMAR Yacht Soap Concentrate, or other equally
gentle and high quality soap. Do not use Simple Green, Or pine or
any other harsh cleaner - they will dull the surface. Apply the
soapy water to the clear vinyl section of the curtain with special
purpose washing mitt or soft cotton cloths. Thoroughly rinse the
soapy solution with fresh water and completely dry the curtains
with a high quality chamois. Your clear vinyl curtains should be
washed whenever your boat is washed. After washing the curtains,
apply IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish sparingly with small,
light circular motions using a soft cotton cloth. Allow the polish
to dry and then remove with a clean soft cotton cloth. Finally,
lightly buff to a sparkling shine. Done. For routine maintenance
between polishing, use IMAR Strataglass Protective Cleaner. Insure
the clear vinyl panels are free of abrasives. Very lightly mist a
soft cotton cloth. Lightly and briskly rub a manageable sized area
and then lightly buff dry with another clean cloth. Done. We
recommend using IMAR Strataglass Cleaner at least weekly but it's
so fast and easy you may want to do it daily. You'll love the
shine. Restoring: We once recommended a restoration process but
extensive experience shows actual damage cannot truly be repaired.
If IMAR Strataglass Protective Polish cannot restore the clarity
and shine, it may be time to consider replacing the enclosures.
We recommend using a #18 or #20 sewing machine needle.
Please Note: Strataglass and Crystal Clear have edge flashing which reduces
usable size by up to 3" in each direction.