new screen required for centre console - perspex or acrylic?

hi guys
I have recently rebuilt my console in my CC - in doing so I chucked the old screen as it was smoked and crazed and am looking to get a new one made which will run on the inside of the stainless top rail- just looking for clear but trying to understand if there is any reason to go acrylic or Perspex ?

any thoughts?

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The Saint's picture

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I would just go glass, won't

Mon, 2019-02-18 12:14

I would just go glass, won't craze, won't easily scratch and you will most likely never need to replace it again.

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Same stuff

Mon, 2019-02-18 12:41

From my understanding Perspex is a brand of Arcylic it’s all the same. You can buy a big sheet of it for about $250 and make a heap of them. One gets scratched later on change it out. They come in different thickness 4, 5, 6mm and thicker I think. Cheapest I found was BCJ plastic products in kewdale. 

Or go glass as The Saint suggested. 

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BCJ in Kewdale helped me out

Mon, 2019-02-18 13:02

BCJ in Kewdale helped me out when I replaced windscreen on my runabout last year.


They were very helpful (and cheap) considering how small my job was.


Even chucked in a spare piece in case I stuffed up. 



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nice one thanks guys - curved

Mon, 2019-02-18 14:22

nice one thanks guys - curved glass would be really expensive - alternatively I was looking at these (link below) but may be a bit hard to see through and keep clean

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Mon, 2019-02-18 16:47

 I would just get quality custom clears made up. Strataglass is worth the extra $$. Get a zipped window on the front to close when it gets a bit wet. 


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the boat is pretty dry so I

Tue, 2019-02-19 08:33

the boat is pretty dry so I don't think I would ever unzip it - was out on the weekend for the first time (without a screen) and couldn't believe windage (assume its flicking up over the console- making it worse) so from a windage point of view alone it would never be unzipped! (maybe I am just soft!)

ps - nice boat in your avatar

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I actually bought one of

Wed, 2019-02-20 20:26

I actually bought one of these spray shield from Arnold’s boat shop for my console, if you want to have a look at it let me know. Does a pretty good job. 

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Light scratches

Wed, 2019-02-20 17:43

Scratches in acrylic can be buffed out easy using Brasso, done it heaps of times on my underwater camera ports, Brasso + heat from buffing = no worries