Strataglass Care and Maintenance

Strataglass Care and Maintenance

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Strataglass® VueShield™ is a highly engineered scratch resistant coating technology that prevents fine line scratches from normal use, washing, drying, rolling up and down and abrasion from roll-up straps. The coating also adds UV protection and protects from environmental fallout.

To properly clean and maintain your Strataglass products we recommend using Strataglass Protective Cleaner and Strataglass Protective Polish as described below.  Both products are by IMAR and available through your Strataglass provider or favorite retail marine store.  Use of non-authorized cleaners or protectants may damage the Strataglass and void the warranty.

ALWAYS use Strataglas Protective Cleaner to immediately remove harmful liquids, creams, chemicals or sprays that contact the Strataglass surface.  It is important to store a bottle of Strataglass protective cleaner on the boat for spot cleaning.

Rinsing Strataglass Curtains

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Each time you use the boat, flush the curtains thoroughly with clear water to rinse away any salt or environmental abrasives.  Air dry or use a high quality chamois or a microfiber towel. 

Note to the new Strataglass Owner: New clear vinyl products are soft and easily impressionable. We recommend that new Strataglass enclosures panels should be in the installed position and fastened securely to the boat as much as possible. If the new curtains need to be removed and stacked, the enclosure panels should be carefully interleafed with a soft fabric such as a bed sheet.  Clear vinyl will inherently strengthen over time and become less impressionable.   When the boat is not in use, always close and fasten the Strataglass enclosure panels in place to prolong the life of your curtains and maintain clarity.

Cleaning Strataglass Curtains

We recommend this procedure every 1-2 weeks. Spray the Strataglass Protective Cleaner directly on the inside and outside surfaces of the Strataglass or onto a soft cotton or micro fiber cloth. Gently wipe the Strataglass surface to clean. If necessary, buff dry with another dry clean cloth. Strataglass Protective Cleaner should always be on hand for emergency spot cleaning of any harmful liquids, creams, chemicals or sprays that may contact the Strataglass surface.

Polishing Strataglass Curtains

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We recommend this procedure every 1-2 months.  This is the most important maintenance procedure to extend the life of the curtains and maintain the warranty.  Make sure the Strataglass product is clean and dry.  Apply a light coat of Strataglass Protective Polish on both the inside and outside surfaces with small, light circular motions using a soft cotton cloth or applicator pad. Allow the polish to quickly dry.  Lightly buff with a dry soft cotton or micro fiber cloth to a sparkling smooth shine. The Strataglass Protective Polish should be applied every 1-2 months, especially when the enclosure is new.  Over time, with multiple applications, the polish will build up a strong protective barrier.

NEVER:

  • Use Windex, Rain-X, Pledge, Plexus, Simple Green, Orpine or any other harsh cleaner to clean Strataglass products. This will void the warranty.
  • Use a car wax or any kind of wash and wax to protect Strataglass products. This will void the warranty.
  • Use cleaners, polishes, scratch removers, or any products intended for commercial grade vinyl or plastic. This may damage the Strataglass and void the warranty.