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Old 03-12-2008, 08:43 AM   #1
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Isinglass cleaner...

Just wondering what luck y'all have had with the various products out there.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

Best product out there IMHO is 210 spray.* Was recommended by the installer of my bridge enclosure in 2001.** When sold the boat in Aug 2007 eisenglass was as clear and supple as in 2001.* Used it twice a season (in NY) after sponging down windows with clear water and drying with Bounty paper towels(very soft and don't scratch), then sprayed on and simply wiped off.

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Old 03-12-2008, 11:08 AM   #3
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

Lemon Pledge works very well.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:04 PM   #4
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

John:

I have had <u>extremely good luck </u>with my 30' Mainship Pilot Hard Top Sedan. I have had no issues with the isinglass or canvas whatsoever! (Sorry...but I just couldn't resist)

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Old 03-12-2008, 09:16 PM   #5
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

Good luck with Lemon Pledge here also.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:45 AM   #6
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

I think the main difference between Lugger and Deere is that Lugger tries to maintain consistency in the engines' ancillary components over the years, while Deere will swap out suppliers on a regular basis.
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:03 PM   #7
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

And how does that keep your Isinglass clean.
What do you wipe it with a Deer or a Lugger.

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Old 03-13-2008, 03:45 PM   #8
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

Benn, don't you have Isinglass enclosures around your engines? Helps to keep them clean and shiny. Of course on the annual engine change/upgrade the different size/type of ancillary equipment makes the old curtains not fit as well on the new engine.

I thought everyone knew that...........


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Old 03-13-2008, 08:27 PM   #9
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

And AdamT expects us to give him a fair shake on the political threads....
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:01 AM   #10
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

John
All the canvas guys in our area reccoment the lemon pledge for normal cleaning, it also sheens water pretty good.

West Marine has a three step cleaner that works great for old glass, it makes it look new.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:03 PM   #11
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<address>I have found a product called PLEXUS, I use it on all clear plastic and it works great. It is a bit expensive ($10-can)*so inbetween applications I do use the pledge as a substitute. </address>
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:46 AM   #12
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

One thing that you dont want to use is a product called rejex, my neighbor was told by the sales rep it was good stuff for*isinglass but it turned the glass yellow and sticky.*
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:02 PM   #13
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

We have 23 panels, and used plexus for cleaning, and collinite wax for finish, and switched 2 yrs ago to Imar products. They have a cleaner, and a wax, and even after using regular products, the Imar cloth takes more dirt off. Sheens well in rain.
We do have strataglas, however it also works well on isenglass.
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:43 AM   #14
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

I use Imar on my Strataglass and it works well. They have a nice boat soap too (doesn't take off wax like some others). Pricey though.
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

I am using the IMAR products recommended by the Strataglass people. I does quite well. I have used Pledge in the past, but was warned away from Lemon Pledge. Can't remember why. IMHO, the products specifically designed to clean the isingglass-type windows work best. Have not tried the three-part WM product to renew an older window, but I will look into it.
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:59 AM   #16
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

We just had a new bimini and enclosure put on KMA... got finished yesterday, as a matter of fact. Apparently Imar is the recommended cleaner for Strataglass, but the installer showed me a little secret: A vinegar/water mix in a spray bottle. That's what he used for the final cleanup before he left.
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We just had a new bimini and enclosure put on KMA... got finished yesterday, as a matter of fact. Apparently Imar is the recommended cleaner for Strataglass, but the installer showed me a little secret: A vinegar/water mix in a spray bottle. That's what he used for the final cleanup before he left.
Haven't used it on the curtains, but*it's a great general purpose cleaner for all sorts of hard surface and plastic stuff on the boat -- probably my most used cleaning product.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:18 AM   #18
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

Don't use Plexas, its made for hard aircraft canopies. Pledge will yellow glass with age.

Here is the best and cheapest*you can use.

1/2 gallon distilled water
1 t Johnson's Baby Shampoo

Using wool mitten found in Walmart automotive department, wash glass, dry with chamois cloth.

Works better than ANYTHING comercially available.

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Old 08-12-2008, 06:34 PM   #19
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RE: Isinglass cleaner...

Ditto Imar products - but I have Imar's Strata Glass too. After all the $$$ I spent on my enclosure I'm sticking with the manufacturer's recommendation
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