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    Has anyone experienced problems with the powder coating finish on their windshield and/or door frame to the cabin? Specifically, I'm referring to bubbling/lifting of the finish to expose the underlying metal frame. If you had such an experience, how did you address the problem areas?

    Thanks.
    2003 28 Carolina Classic
    Twin 300 Volvo's

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    bubbling windshield......

    Yes.......I did have that on the port corner of the windshield right where the 'weep hole' drained. It got to the point of turning powdery white (black windshield by the way) and the paint starting to flake off. I scraped it off, sanded it down with increasing grades of wet and dry and then wiped it with Woody Wax Sealer. Finished it off with black outdrive spray paint. It's a bit glossier than the original flat anodized but it may loose some of that over time. Definitely looks better.
    Laukia

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    • #3
      I have the same problem (white windshield)and called mac last year and he gave me the name of the company that supplied the paint. I called them and sent me the paint for free(I think) but I haven't even opened the box yet been to busy. I'll try to find the name of the company and post.
      28 Carolina Classic 2003 (sold)
      18 Cobia 2001
      Perry

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      • #4
        My situation is the

        same as Laukia's in that my black windshield frame has some problem areas and my situation is the same as Petty Cash's in that I have not fixed those areas yet. Bought all the supplies - just have not fixed it yet.

        My windshield wiper arm is doing the same thing.
        Steve on Reel Screamer
        2004 Carolina Classic 28

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        • #5
          I Have It On A White Windshield In A Few Places. 2004 28cc
          GO DEEP!!!!! TAKE A KID FISHING......

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          • #6
            me too... On my 35 the windows are starting to flake off..when you guys get the name of the paint manufacturer please post. Any any suggestions to fix? should i sand it down then use some primer then spray?

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            • #7
              American Marine Products
              1790 s.w 13th court
              pompano beach florida 33069
              954-782-1400

              Just opened the box The aluminum can says. Imron paint, track white, not activated.
              28 Carolina Classic 2003 (sold)
              18 Cobia 2001
              Perry

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              • #8
                I just removed the black door frame about two weeks ago - took it down to the bare aluminum; put one coat of POR 15 on it and while that was still tacky, sprayed it with the rustoleum semi gloss black. Put a number of coats on it and reinstalled it. Then I had to remove the top cover and do the same to the strip that has the lock latch on it. Put everything together and it looks great. Only problem I had was obtaining the same 3/8" screws, (since some of the heads stripped and two had to be drilled out) but a local vendor got 100 of them in SS for $5.00.
                Last edited by Capt B; 08-10-2007, 07:20 AM.
                Capt. B

                Now a 2014 28' Regulator
                Wall, NJ

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                • #9
                  Thanks everyone for all of the replies.

                  I take pride in owning a Carolina Classic and want to maintain my investment accordingly. I contacted American Marine earlier today and discussed my situation at length with Christian Rettit. The response I received from American Marine certainly wasn't what I expected.

                  I was quickly informed that the windshield is only warranted for 1 year. Since my boat is a 2003 model, American Marine is not obligated to offer any assistance. However, as a token of "good customer relations", American Marine offered to send me (free of charge) some matching black Awlgrip paint to touch-up the affected areas after removing the peeling finish. Obtaining the required activator and reducer would be my responsibility since these materials are considered hazardous and cannot be accepted for shipment by UPS. (I was told my local boat yard should have those on hand.)

                  I'm not familiar with Awlgrip, but according to their website, their products are designed for use by professionals. I plan to follow-up with a call to Awlgrip tomorrow to discuss my situation. I'll keep you posted.

                  By the way, I also learned that ownership of American Marine changed in January or February of this year.
                  2003 28 Carolina Classic
                  Twin 300 Volvo's

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