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Old 24-01-2014, 20:15   #31
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Re: Strataglass and Pledge??

My fabric supplier laughed when she told me about how Strataglass tells people "it will void their warranty." She said they don't have a warranty on their product!! LOL. It's all BS!!
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Old 24-01-2014, 20:29   #32
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Re: Strataglass and Pledge??

Do check my earlier post. There have been results of two long term tests published in Practical Sailor. One is on this topic. An earlier one evaluated the various popular materials, thickness and grades. These are side-by-sides with a lot of samples in direct and indirect sun & with different cleaning compounds. They found alternative compounds that worked and were less expensive and they also found some often used materials to truly damage the vinyl.
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Old 24-01-2014, 21:28   #33
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"She said they don't have a warranty on their product!!"
In the US market, the only way that would be possible is if they expressly waved all warranties and sold the product "as is". US federal and state laws impose statutory warranties on most products and transactions, unless the maker provides an express warranty that complies with a number of laws.
In fact they do have an express warranty:
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although you could toss a coin to decide if that's an iron-clad excuse, or a fool's statement made to enrich lawyers. It certainly is a unique one.
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Re: Strataglass and Pledge??

So in the face of specific and detailed warnings from the manufacturer, not to mention independent tests, you want to instead go with random internet advice to use something else?

Go for it.

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Old 25-01-2014, 09:43   #35
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Mark, no worries. No small children will die during my testing.
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Pledge does have some silicone in it... I've been told not to, but have used it on guitars for 50 years to no apparant ill effect. Not sure I would use it on a windshield type of thing though....
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Old 25-01-2014, 09:54   #37
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Until someone says they had bad results with camco 210, I plan on trying it.
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Old 25-01-2014, 11:10   #38
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"Mark, no worries. No small children will die during my testing."
So you're saying, large children and various sizes of animals will be killed during the testing? (WEG)

If Strataglas is urethane-coated vinyl (?) there's probably some question of anything that might affect the bonding between the two, not just a question of compatibility with the surface material. Similar to the way that Armorall has been known to cause bond failures between glued plastics, or between the flexible plastic top coat and an underlying plastic base material. Some manufacturers treat their customers as adults, and will say things like that without needing smoke or mirrors.
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