Perko port light bronze screens

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by sdowney717, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. sdowney717
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    sdowney717 Senior Member

    I have 2 of these port lights which I cleaned up and painted with rustoleum hammertone brown.
    I painted them because they will corrode. I like the appearance now. These are from 1970 Eggharbor.
    And they are real glass not plastic.
    The wing nuts came clean in a white vinegar bath. Then scrub with SS wool. I will clear coat them.
    I pulled the old gasket out of the frames and scraped and scrubbed them clean.
    I stripped off the old paint from the gasket using citri strip and it appears to have made them soft and usable again.
    People over the years had slathered paint all over everything.

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    This shows how they fit inside the port light.
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    One of the screens has a rip in the bronze mesh.
    I think I can clean them up with a white vinegar bath.
    What would you do? Can you buy new bronze window mesh and how about the outer frame edge, looks like it is a pressed down piece of copper with the mesh sandwiched in between.
    A couple little pull tabs have broken off.
     
  2. sdowney717
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    sdowney717 Senior Member

    I cleaned them up and they are kinda broken in various places.
    So I am thinking put the screen behind them and then reattach to the hull. The screen will be non removable and I don't see why that would matter.

    Going to use a standard piece of non metal window screen
     
  3. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Sounds good to me.

    Nice work.
     
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