Care and Maintenance
Operating Panel Openings
Panels that open should be fastened to the top or zippered completely shut. Leaving the panel partially open can cause damage to the panel. When leaving the boat, it is recommended that all panels be fully zippered in place.
Read the below information thoroughly for recommended cleaning procedures that will insure years of clarity and enjoyment from your new Costa Clear® Elite Series Enclosure. Contact your sales person for clarification pertaining to any information you may question.
The use of a dedicated wash mitt is highly recommended. This prevents unwanted dirt and debris from being wiped on to the glass. Wash brushes are not recommended as they may cause scratches. A mild solution of boat wash is acceptable. If you desire to dry enclosure the use of chamois cloths or water blades work well.
We recommend a monthly polish of the enclosure with Costa Clear® Cleaner and Polish. This will both clean the glass and apply a protective coat. Simply spray on and wipe off with clean towel. For a longer lasting finish, wax the clear acrylic with Collinite® brand Insulator wax (#845). Apply the wax to freshly cleaned panels one panel at a time -allow it to dry to a haze and buff off. This should be done when panels are in the shade. The insulator wax is a pure wax with no cleaners - so again, make sure panels are clean before applying. Products like Rain-ex are not recommended.
For minor scratches, we recommend the use of Novus® #2 Fine Scratch Remover. Simply apply in circular motion and buff off. For heavier scratches, there is Novus® #3 Heavy Scratch Remover. Apply with back and forth strokes at right angle to visible scratches. Follow up with application of Novus® #2 in circular motion.