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drem914

plastic window seal question

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Well, before I went and spent several hundred of dollars on a replacement Gahh top or swap out the top for a newer top with glass panel, I went and used a seam sealer on my soft top w/ plastic rear window. I had a few areas at the bottom of the window where I was experiencing leakage on to the rear deck. I tried to be as careful as possible using a syringe to apply the liquid. The seam seal, when wet, cleans up with soap and water, but after it dries the manufacture recommends using lacquer thinner to remove any excess. As part of the initial clean up I got some of the sealer a little further away from the edge of the canvas than I wanted to. I want to remove it in those areas. Will the lacquer thinner damage or haze the rear plastic window. If it does create a haze can a plastic treatment polish out the haze or scratching. Any insight would be appreciated.

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Well, before I went and spent several hundred of dollars on a replacement Gahh top or swap out the top for a newer top with glass panel, I went and used a seam sealer on my soft top w/ plastic rear window. I had a few areas at the bottom of the window where I was experiencing leakage on to the rear deck. I tried to be as careful as possible using a syringe to apply the liquid. The seam seal, when wet, cleans up with soap and water, but after it dries the manufacture recommends using lacquer thinner to remove any excess. As part of the initial clean up I got some of the sealer a little further away from the edge of the canvas than I wanted to. I want to remove it in those areas. Will the lacquer thinner damage or haze the rear plastic window. If it does create a haze can a plastic treatment polish out the haze or scratching. Any insight would be appreciated.

Lacquer thinner will cause the plastic window to haze.

You can try to see if the haze that it causes can be polished out by experimenting on the two small "ears" that are hidden on the inside of the top, about halfway up each side. You will find the two small clear plastic "ears" directly underneath the black vinyl ears that cover them.

Regards, Maurice.

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Well, before I went and spent several hundred of dollars on a replacement Gahh top or swap out the top for a newer top with glass panel, I went and used a seam sealer on my soft top w/ plastic rear window. I had a few areas at the bottom of the window where I was experiencing leakage on to the rear deck. I tried to be as careful as possible using a syringe to apply the liquid. The seam seal, when wet, cleans up with soap and water, but after it dries the manufacture recommends using lacquer thinner to remove any excess. As part of the initial clean up I got some of the sealer a little further away from the edge of the canvas than I wanted to. I want to remove it in those areas. Will the lacquer thinner damage or haze the rear plastic window. If it does create a haze can a plastic treatment polish out the haze or scratching. Any insight would be appreciated.

Lacquer thinner will cause the plastic window to haze.

You can try to see if the haze that it causes can be polished out by experimenting on the two small "ears" that are hidden on the inside of the top, about halfway up each side. You will find the two small clear plastic "ears" directly underneath the black vinyl ears that cover them.

Regards, Maurice.

Thanks Maurice, I'll do that.

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