How To Care for Your

Vinyl Windows

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General Guidelines

StrataGlass™ and Trivantage™ both recommend that you clean your vinyl windows with mild soapy water and IMAR cleaning and polishing products.   Never use a wash and wax product on vinyl windows.  Do not use cleaners, polishers, or scratch removal products made for regular uncoated vinyl as this will damage the vinyl.  Do not handle the vinyl windows with sunscreen on your hands, as this can permanently cloud the vinyl. 

Cleaning

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, Orpine 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. (Swobbit.com makes several tools to make these tasks easier.) 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.

For difficult window problems or restorations, have a look at the StrataGlass FAQ.

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