Re: Spider hood - rear window replacement
I have now put the pictures of my replacement in My Gallery. Click on the Spider link on the left
I have found a bit about Kal-Glas, the material it is made of, on a boat website
This clear vinyl window material called Kal Glas, makes excellent windows in any fabric panel—sails, dodgers, awnings. It can be sewn just like cloth. Multiple layers of thin vinyl are pressed together to form sheet goods. The finished product is then polished to make it more optically clear. Installation is made easier if Seamstick (double-sided tape) is used to adhere the window material to the fabric before sewing and cutting. After the material is sewn in place, use scissors to trim away the fabric and expose the window.
To prolong the life of Kal Glas it is recommended that 303 Aerospace Protectant be used on a regular basis. 303 Protectant helps restore plasticizer protection and adds UV protection to the Kal Glas vinyl window material.
Please Note: KalGlas clear vinyl has a stamp embossed in the surface which is roughly 4 inches in from one corner. The stamp is nearly 2 inches square. It is not just a logo, but instead an actual certification that is required when the glass is used for automotive purposes. The stamping is the "AS-6" mark which is proof of certification from the Department of Transportation that the glass meets minimum requirements. These requirements are UV resistance, cold crack, etc. There is no way to remove the mark as it is intended to be there. That is also why it is so far in from the corner. Most of our marine customers either cut out and dispose of this portion of the glass or they display it proudly.
So the window is not just a bit of any old PVC and should last a long time if I look after it
Last edited by BlueNose1812; 14-12-08 at 13:26.
Reason: Additional Info