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#1 fly&dive

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

Hi, appreciate if someone can tell me if the rear window on Nauticam housings (specifically NA-7D & NA-5DMKIII) is acrylic or glass?

After a recent trip to Raja Ampat, the rear window on a housing ended up with a couple of scratches on a dive with raging currents at Cape Kri. If acrylic I may be able to polish away the scratches.

Thanks fpr the info!

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

AFAIK, they're all acrylic.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:54 PM

AFAIK, they're all acrylic.


Yes, definitely acrylic.
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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

I was under the impression they are polycarbonate...

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:40 AM

Thanks all for the info. I guess then I should be able to polish out the scratches, or at least reduce them.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:28 AM

If you need any more information, suggest that you contact Jean at Aquatica. He is the technical director and is great about answering questions.

http://aquatica.ca/en/contact.html

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:30 AM

They are polycarbonate, which can be tricky to polish. Replacement parts and labor from NUSA for customers in the Americas is $280.

If you need any more information, suggest that you contact Jean at Aquatica. He is the technical director and is great about answering questions.

http://aquatica.ca/en/contact.html



Wrong company...

founder of Reef Photo & Video
manufacturer of Zen Domes

distributor of Nauticam in the Americas

 

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

They are polycarbonate, which can be tricky to polish. Replacement parts and labor from NUSA for customers in the Americas is $280.

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Wrong company...


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You would give it a try with a NOVUS Plastic polish, you don't really have much to lose, if it does not work out, then get a replacement
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:01 PM

LOL you manufacturers crack me up!

Any headlight lens restoration kit will work on polycarb. Just a matter of how much your time is worth to you and whether you want to deal with elbow grease vs paying for a replacement. I'd check with your SG dealers and see what it costs. I know I bought a 3M or Permatex kit in SG once.

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