Due to unusually high order volume lead times may be longer than usual.
At The Plastics Guy, we take great care in the reproduction of replacement vintage boat windshields. As enthusiasts ourselves, restoring vintage American boats like Chris Crafts, Dorsetts, Glasspars, Glastrons, Larsons and more is more than our passion, it's an addiction. We are members of the Golden State Glassics and The Fiberglassics and are active restorers of classic boats. If you are looking for a company that will take as much pride in restoring your classic or vintage boat windshield give us a call today.
***Please note we are not able to produce metal frames or repair damaged metal frames.
A Venturi Screen is the acrylic windscreen located on the Fly Bridge of larger boats. Typically venturi screens are made of tinted acrylic and consist of multiple pieces of formed acrylic joined together by metal framework. At The Plastics Guy we are able to take your original or pieces of your existing venturi screen and create glistening new panels that often look better than the factory ones. We have also created venturi screens from scratch where the originals were lost and completely missing. Installation services are available for yachts in California at an additional fee.
Replacing a Taylor Made or Glass boat windshield can be a headache and incredibly expensive. At The Plastics Guy we are able to make crystal clear ACRYLIC boat windshields to replace discontinued Taylor Made glass windshields and several other glass boat windshields such as Crestliner and Tracker windshields. We have made thousands of Taylor Made and Tracker discontinued windshields and can produce replacement acrylic windshields for your original glass windshield at a fraction of the cost. Call today for details.
***Please note we are not able to produce metal frames or repair damaged metal frames
Jet boats like the 1970's Tahiti day Cruisers and Spectra's typically have a low profile windscreen that flares towards the bow. Ranging in color from smoked to blue to hot pink, we are able to form replacement jet boat windscreens with or without an original. We can also source replacement deck gaskets and mounting hardware if you are missing them. View our picture gallery to see some of the many jet boat windscreens we have produced.
You may find our competitors popping up ahead of us when you Google Search Plastic Boat Windshields, Replacement Boat windshields plexiglass, or Taylormade boat windshield replacements but none of them will provide you with the same level of customer service or go the extra mile to ensure your 100% satisfied with your replacement boat windshield like we will. We treat our customers like family and help to provide you with all the tools and knowledge you will need to take great care of your new windshield. From installation tips to drilling and polishing supplies we are here to help. Ask us about our Novus Plastic Polishing kits when you order. They are the only plastic care product we recommend. Don't forget we are pro's at helping customers with large boats replace their flybridge windscreens too.
The Plastics Guy is a stocking distributor for Novus Plastic Care Polishes and Cleaners. With regular use and proper care, Novus products can help keep your windshield looking brand new for years to come. Unlike glass windshields, plastic windshields should NEVER BE CLEANED WITH WINDEX or other ammonia based cleaners. Ammonia will break down the plastic and cause crazing or haziness in your windshields that can not be repaired. Call to speak with us about proper care for your windshield. We would love to help.
Duplicate windshields are a one off product made to order based on the originals we receive of measurements provided. The accuracy of the product has the potential to vary slightly from the original due to the nature of one off reproductions without access to each and every boat. Our system from reproducing windshields has been tested and standardized to create a very high quality product which is typically nearly identical to the original, but anomalies are impossible to entirely eliminate in small or single unit production.
Unless otherwise requested in writing and included in the quote, mounting holes are not drilled on replica windshields. Drilling holes at our factory without the ability to align the replica windshield on your boat often led to misalignment and had to be discontinued as an included service. We do offer hole drilling as an add on, but advise that there may be some amount of misalignment that is unavoidable.
Drill bits are available upon request.
We will do our best to advise how to drill holes. There is always the risk of cracking a windshield when drilling holes. Unfortunately, we do not replace cracked windshields at no cost. So please use caution.
We are able to make remarkably accurate windshields from shattered and broken windshields. Naturally, a greater probability of variation may occur in these circumstances. When replicating highly damaged or shattered windshields we advise that accuracy tolerance may be noticeably looser.
If you have a frame that is damaged or bent, we ask that they be repaired to your level of acceptable quality PRIOR to sending them in. We do not currently offer frame repair or manufacture frames and are not able to adequately test fit new windows to damaged frames.
All one off replacement windshields are considered "Custom Work" and are made to order. Custom work is non-refundable and sold "As-Is" with no warranty. Please consider this prior to ordering.
As a manufacturer of replacement windshields we focus on streamlining our processes to ensure we can continually offer affordable prices on replacement windows. To ensure this happens we do not offer installation or removal services. If you feel uncomfortable performing these tasks we recommend contacting a local boat repair shop or handyman.
As our company capacity grows we will continue to update these lead times. Currently you can expect a lead time of 2 to 4 weeks from September to January, 3 to 5 weeks February to March, 4 to 6 weeks April to June and 3 to 5 weeks July & August.
We only schedule projects requiring the boat to be onsite in November and December due to the increased amount of time these projects require.