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The port lights on my 1992 C+C 34/36 plus are badly crazed. Does anyone have experience in the removal and re-installation process?

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Before going through the major hassle of replacing your portlights, try a simple fix: rubbing compound. UV rays degrade the plastic''s outer surface over time, causing haze and crazing. Regular automobile rubbing compound applied on the outside of the ports and polished off (as per the directions on the can) should clear them up pretty well. It might take 30 minutes, instead of the 3 weeks it would take you to change the lights yourself. (The three weeks does not include the additional six weeks it will take to find and fix the leaks in the newly installed portlights. ) Sunlight will continue to degrade the plastic, of course, but you should be able to buy yourself a few more years before needing to take things all apart. After all, the boat''s only twelve years old!
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303 aerospace protectant will protect against that sort of crazing, fyi.
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Thanks for the advice on the quick fix. I''ll give it a try. Besides I''m anxious to go sailing! PerryD19
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