Boating Tips: Cleaning Eisenglass and Strataglass
Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! Eisenglass and strataglass are commonly found on boats of varying sizes, knowing how to clean them is an important part of being a boat owner. Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity.
Strataglass and eisenglass provide easy and effective ways of adding weatherproofing and shade to your vessel. Thankfully, they’re easy to clean and maintain.
About EisenglassEisenglass is a clear, soft plastic “glass” that is pliable, rollable and great for providing an enclosed canopy or windows on a vessel. Eisenglass can be rolled, but not folded - if you fold eisenglass it will crease.
About StrataglassStrataglass is a hard plastic “glass” that cannot be rolled or folded - it maintains its shape. Similar to eisenglass, it is a great way to create weatherproof shade to protect yourself from the elements.
When you fold eisenglass, make sure that you first spray it off with freshwater. This is because the salt crystals that may be present on the surface from evaporation can actually cut/etch your windows. We recommend two products for cleaning both of these surfaces, Plexus and 210 Plastic Cleaner Polish. Simply spray your window, use a microfibre cloth and give it a wipe down - simple!
Other items associated with caring for these two types of glass include remembering to lube your zippers and buttons that may be present as well.
While these two types of glass are easy to maintain, you can always reach out to your local MarineMax store for help. MarineMax offers great maintenance and service options to help keep you on the water!
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