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Fish locator screen problem

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My husband was washing the boat with the same stuff I was my car with - it got on the fish locator and made the screen look strange - it had this white film all over it that would not come off with anything! We tried everything and finally tonight I took a chance - I took a synthetic steel wool pad to it (so it would scratch the screen) - got the white film off of it - now I'm wondering if maybe it was the protective film that came off with teh car wash and that's what I took off with the synth. pad. The screen seems real susceptible to scratches right now (my finger nail put a little scratch on it). Does anyone know of a scotch guard type or something I can put on this thing?

Becki

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Oops..

It sounds to me like a chemical reaction, or one of the chemicals in the cleaner is eating the lense of the graph. If in fact the chemical is eating into the screen, the chemical is most likely to keep *eating* and eventually the screen will be very brittle, and could possibly start to leak (moisture into unit), or break under vibration. On another note, the chemical reaction could end and your screen may end up with the clarity of an antique glass window.

I hope I'm wrong, but it sounds like you may be in the market for a new graph soon, or possibly the manufacturer can replace the screen, and anything else that is decaying.

Good Luck

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Thanks for the advice. I really got it to look pretty nice with that synthetic steel wool pad - I had used that to take the tint off my car windows - thought it woudl work good on the graph - which it did. But wow - it sure scratches easier. The locator isn't very old - I guess I'm just gonna have to not let my hubby wash the boat anymore so it won't happen again - hahahaha (oh darn, I'm sure he'll really hate it if the wife cleans the boat for him). Thanks for your help! smile.gif

Becki

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