My isinglass panels is beginning to crack when I roll them up. This never happened before. They are 10 years old?
My isinglass is cracking when I roll up a panel. They are 10 years old and this has never happened before?
There does come a time when all clear vinyl will become brittle and it will vary from manufactuer to manufacturer. Ten years is pretty old for vinyl. Another issue you can run into problems with, is when clear vinyl ages and it is cold out. If you roll a panel up when the temperature drops, you also will run the risk of cracking the vinyl.
You can possibly replace the clear vinyl in your boat enclosure without replacing the whole thing, but that is only wise when there is good life left in the fabric. You just want to be careful not to throw good money after bad.
Keeping your vinyl clean and treated helps maintain a long life.
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