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Hi we have 6 portals on boat that open. The plastic is old and scratched making them hard to see out of. Is there a reason we can't replace them with tempered glass
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Not really.. assuming you can actually remove the old lenses without damaging the original frames. And that may be a big assumption.

Do you know the original make? Bomar, Lewmar, Beckson are a few of the common ones.

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Re: Windows

Why would you want tempered glass? Are you planning on rounding Cape Horn anytime soon? Regular plexiglass should do nicely, last a goodly number of years, and be much easier to work with.

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Re: Windows

You would want laminated safety glass, not tempered glass. Tempered glass will break into many tiny pieces. The laminated safety glass (like used in car windshields) cracks but stays in one piece. Many years ago something hit the fixed window on my Pearson 26 and it cracked. Turned out it was laminated safety glass, not plastic like I had always assumed.

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Tempered glass must be cut to size before the tempering process. Deep pocket are needed. Safety glass can be cut to size,even the radius corners (ground) Not a beginners project.Plastic is OK.
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Hi, Kevin and Pat. Walter here. It looks like you got some responses pretty quickly here! Now, what to do?
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Hi we have 6 portals on boat that open. The plastic is old and scratched making them hard to see out of. Is there a reason we can't replace them with tempered glass
Well, I bought some automotive headlight lens cleaner on sale a week or so ago. It did wonders on my plastic headlights... If the rain holds off this weekend, im going to give it a try on my plastic portlights. They're already pretty opaque, so Ive nothing to loose, right?
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Let us know how it works out for you. No, it won't hurt anything if they're already opaque.

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We tried the Simoniz to restore foggy headlights
We scrubbed our windows with it and it is amazing. We can see out now
What a difference
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We tried the Simoniz to restore foggy headlights
We scrubbed our windows with it and it is amazing. We can see out now
What a difference
Yes I finally got around to trying it myself. Same product - I actually need curtains now. It's amazing!
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