Lexan polycarbonate

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  1. Captain Starlet RMS Regular

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    Is there any where over here that sells lexan for making windows in a track car

    I can buy a kit but its around £600 and thats from england
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    We stock lexan and can be cut to shape. We usually sell to the trade though (By the sheet-Usually 8 by 4). Ring for a quote
    028 9066 8358 Ask for Conor, tell him Brian in the warehouse sent you along
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    A right happy days thanks
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    Actually I'll have a look for you in the off-cuts rack now as on my break. What thickness were you after?
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    Im not even sure what i would need for the windows, 2mm or 3mm maybe.

    Thanks thats great
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    Are you just doing the side windows or all round? Probably be better with a full sheet in that case as offcuts will be too small. Off top of my head. 3mm thick 8by4 sheet will set you back around ~75 5mm will be 120ish. Prices will prob be a little lower but gives you a rough idea
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    All 5 windows, not doing front window, ill measure tonight and let you know.

    Is it easy to bend, i was going to try and place it over my old glass and heat to mould to shape and then cut around the edge
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    ^^Thats the best way to do it. I done two rear windows for the mini, although they didnt need shaped tbh.

    BigPete on here done the same to his mini, he might have even done the rear window (Which is curved) it would be worth a PM to him.
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    Thanks simon ill send a pm his way
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    lexan is the ticket for this job, i done them for the "ds auto's" astra thats why they are taped in lol!

    measure twice - cut once!
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    bono do you work in motoglass then?
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    I found a company over here that does a kit so I'll price up with you and them and see what suits best
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    Dude, we shaped our lexan windows by using a workshop heater

    Lay the original glass down, with an oversized piece of lexan on top of it, heat slowly from a distance until it takes shape, then trim to fit

    Cheapest option by far, but it is time consuming
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    Nah Porter not for MotoGlass
    You have the right idea. Lexan/Marlon (we hold more stock of marlon) gear is easy to shape and very good properties for this kinda thing. Marlon more so. I think it can be heated and hold its shape better when cooled down than lexan. We used to do the process with an old office cabinet. Cut a slit at the top just thick enough to slide the plastic piece in (tongs or something wider at top to prevent it falling through). Another hole at the bottom where we put our industrial space heater and allow the cabinet to fill with heat. DOn't melt it like but heat it just enough to take it out and place over the original glass, allow to cool. Same as NineK's method but much quicker as the heat is concentrated in one area.
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    ahhhhhhhhhh

    And so the evolution of our own windows continues...

    Cheers Bono ;)
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    What thickness were you using pete?
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