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Acrylic or Polycarbonate for boat windows?


Choosing the best material for your boat screen


We can replace your damaged acrylic or polycarbonate boat windows if they have been damaged, are crazed or almost opaque. We have various materials that are suitable for boat window replacement, whether you choose acrylic or polycarbonate.

We can cut to shape, profile, form and drill almost all sizes of boat windows in a variety of colours and thicknesses. We also offer a thermoforming service that may be required for windows that have a smaller radius.

ACRYLIC

Cast acrylic sheet is manufactured using a process that sees MMA (methyl methacrylate monomer) liquid poured into a mould, which is then submerged in warm water to trigger the polymerisation process and set the plastic. Cast acrylic sheet can be ordered in different thicknesses, colours and tints, depending on the unique needs of the client.

POLYCARBONATE


250 times stronger than glass, #polycarbonate offers excellent UV resistance, as well as durability against high impact force. This makes it ideal for manufacturing boat windscreens, as well as panels used for boat windows and skylights.

It’s often treated with scratch and UV-resistant coatings to enhance longevity and maximise clarity. Polycarbonate can also be tinted, adding to its versatility. While polycarbonate can be pricier than other options, at the end of the day it’s worth investing in the right material for the job, as cutting corners can mean early replacements down the line.


What we can achieve:

  • Custom boat window shapes from a template

  • Bending and forming to curves

  • Cut to size

  • Lots of colour options available or simply Clear or Grey Tint (Smokey)



Caring for your boat screen:

  • Keep your windows clean with warm soapy water

  • Do not over tighten screws/bolts

  • When drilling use a blunt drill to reduce the chances of cracking

  • Do not use countersunk screws where possible as they will create extra stress in material leading to cracks.

At EXP Plastics, our #plastic #fabrication specialists work with you to bring your idea to reality. With over 25+ years experience we pride ourselves on our #creative vision and professionalism.


We can work with you to fabricate a limitless amount of home and business items. Any job big or small, we will give it our best shot.


If you are a #SmallBusiness on the #GoldCoast, call #EXPPlastics today for a FREE quote!


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