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Old 04-11-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Polishing up a skylight.

I'm putting this under roofing, because I can't figure where else to put it!

We have a skylight over the kitchen in our house which provides the only direct natural light to the area. However it's still pretty murky unless the sun is hitting the skylight directly, and much of the problem is that the skylight itself has become very clouded and dirty over the years. The dirt I can clean, but the cloudiness is something in the surface (just like old headlights on cars) and I was wondering if I could use the same stuff they sell for headlights to polish the skylight surface up to make it a little clearer. Anyone else gone down this path?

If it doesn't work I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and buy a new one to put in place.


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Old 04-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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If it is an acrylic/plastic, the plastic polishes should work.

Might be worth just biting the bullet on a new unit that is clear and more insulated to boot.

Is it a curb or deck mounted unit?


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Yeah, it's acrylic.

I'm not sure what you mean by mount? This is the tip that slides down over a sleeve sticking up from the roof.
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If they are glass skylights more than likely the seal between the two glass panels has failed. That being the case your probably going to need to replace the skylights.
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If they are just the cheap acrilic dome type sky lights I would not waste my time trying to polish them. Just replace with some new Velex lights.
Then there going to stay clear, and will be thermopane glass.
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