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post #9 of Old 11-11-2009
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Acrylic for me as well. The heavy smoke looks really nice. I tried to use LEXEL sealant first, and that didn't stand up to the heat. I have black paint where the windows seal, and the sealant 'melted' even though it said it was for acrylic and outdoor use.

The acrylic cleaned up w/ mineral spirits and I'm using VHB tape this time around. Don't like the look of screws/bolts. We'll see how it goes.

Edit: Also keep in mind that almost no surface on a boat is perfectly flat. This was another issue I ran into, the through bolts should help it conform, but I'd use the thinnest sheet you feel safe with. The thicker the sheet, the less it likes to conform to the boat contours.

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