How to Restore Faded Acrylic Boat Windows

Holding out Profile 400 Advanced Plus

Acrylic boat windows and hatches, though durable and visually appealing, can suffer from scuffing and fading over time. This wear can result from exposure to harsh marine environments, weather conditions, and the constant wear and tear of regular use. The once-clear and shiny surfaces may become dull and lifeless, detracting from the overall appearance of the vessel.

Farécla's Profile 400 Advanced Plus addresses this problem, providing a highly effective solution for polishing a variety of marine surfaces back to a high gloss, including scuffed or faded acrylic windows and hatches. Its unique formulation removes blemishes and restores the original lustre, reviving the visual appeal of the boat.

For those seeking an even higher level of gloss, the restoration process can be taken a step further. By adding a second polishing step with Profile 700 Finish, the gloss level can be heightened to a brilliant shine. This two-stage approach ensures a comprehensive restoration that not only reverses the signs of ageing but enhances the acrylic surfaces.

General Acrylic Restoration

  • Holding out Profile 400 Advanced Plus

    Step 1: Profile 400 Advanced Plus

    Make sure the surface is clean, dry and cold. Shake bottle well before use. Choose the applicator according to the desired cutting speed and finish quality.
  • Applying compound to G Mop Lambs Wool Pad

    Step 2a: Lambswool Pad

    Lambswool Pad - medium cut, medium sheen, machine speed 1500-1800 rpm.
  • Applying compound to G Mop Yellow Compounding Foam

    Step 2b: Waffle Foam Pad

    Waffle Compounding Foam - slower cut, higher gloss, machine speed 800-1100 rpm.

Enhanced Acrylic Restoration

  • Holding out Profile 700 Finish

    Step 1: Profile 700 Finish

    For increased gloss, polish after using Profile 400 with Profile 700 Finish on a G Mop 8" or 6" Finishing Foam.
  • Speed 2 on G Plus Polisher

    Step 2: Apply with polishing machine

    Machine speed in all cases 800-1100 rpm. The Lambswool pad (available in 8" or 6" size) works faster than the Foams, but the final gloss level is slightly lower than achievable with a Foam applicator.

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