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Old 01-13-2006, 02:26 PM
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Default windshield crazing in 35 fountain lightning

my 2000 fountain lightning has developed harline cracks. i cannot think of the cause . does anyone konw of this problem. any correction beside new windshield
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Old 01-13-2006, 02:31 PM
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its pretty normal. most boats have em somewhere.
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Old 01-13-2006, 02:45 PM
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its a production line boat not a high dollar custom, it happens
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Old 01-13-2006, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: windshield crazing in 35 fountain lightning

Couple friends here on the lake with those have replaced their windshield after those cracks have appeared.

If I recall it was somewhat expensive. One of them had his windshield break while out during a somewhat rough Poker Run here last year.
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switch to race fairing
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Old 01-13-2006, 05:27 PM
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Default Re: windshield crazing in 35 fountain lightning

One of the main reason is the use of cleaners that have amonia, such as Windex.

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Old 01-13-2006, 06:21 PM
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The crazing is caused by any cleaner that has a solvent in it - like alocohol or an aggressive surfactant - like a betaine or high levels of others and even repeated high pH on polycarbonates will do it. Once it happens, you can't fix - just replace it. The crazing is in internal void. Only use water to clean them and it will never happen. BTW it's not unique to fountains..
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dudes,

it's not the ammonia - I developed the windex formulations - it's what I do for a livin'... there is only enough in there to claim it has ammonia because people believe it does something.
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