View Full Version : Center Console Windshield Polishing with Marine 31 Clear Vinyl Restorer & Protectant

Nick McKees37
08-26-2015, 04:17 PM
The acrylic poly-carbonate windshield on Bob's recently purchased Boston Whaler was full of shallow swirl marks caused by improper cleaning; the culprit is probably a cheap glass cleaner and tatty shop towels. Obviously the previous owner hadn't seen our segments on Ship Shape TV...:nomore:

Anyway, when Andre detailed the boat last weekend he gave the windshield some much needed TLC. His products of choice included Marine 31 Plastic Clear and Clear Vinyl Restorer & Protectant. This duo is strong enough to tackle yellowing on clear vinyl windows, cloudy eisenglas and dull, swirled-out poly-carbonate windshields.

As you can see it was in dire need of a good polishing.


Marine 31 to the rescue!

He started off by cleaning it with Marine 31 Plastic Clear. This foaming cleaner removes dirt and grime while depositing an anti-static coating that keeps the material cleaner in between washes.



Marine 31 Clear Vinyl Restorer & Protectant was then applied using a Porter Cable 7424xp equipped with a white foam polishing pad. You don't want to use anything more aggressive than a POLISHING foam pad because you can mar the surface.




After a few passes clarity was restored! Now Bob will be able to see clearly. :)



Marine 31 Clear Vinyl Restorer & Protectant also contains a protectant that shields against UV rays and environmental contaminants. If Bob regularly cleans the windshield with Marine 31 Plastic Clear (which he will ;) ), Andre will never have to polish it again.

On Marine31.com

Marine 31 Clear Vinyl Restorer & Protectant (http://www.marine31.com/boat-eisenglass-polish-restorer-protecant.html)

Marine 31 Plastic Clear (http://www.marine31.com/marine-31-plastic-clear.html)

Porter Cable 7424XP Dual Action Polisher (http://www.marine31.com/porter-cable-7424xp-polisher.html)

Lake Country 5 1/2 inch Flat Foam Pads (http://www.marine31.com/lake-country-beveled-edge-pads.html)

Mike Phillips
08-26-2015, 04:28 PM

I know most boat owners don't know how to remove scratches out of their windscreens and other windows because every boat I see has nothing but scratched up windows.

This should show others the way....

Good job.


08-26-2015, 06:04 PM
Nice job Andre! Nice and clear now. If I end up doing any boats this winter I'll have to remember this thread. Thanks for the write-up Nick.


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03-10-2016, 11:11 PM
Can you use this same method on eisen glass?

Nick McKees37
03-11-2016, 09:50 AM
Can you use this same method on eisen glass?

Yes. :)