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Glass replacement/substitute

 
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akaplan
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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2021 9:01 pm    Post subject: Glass replacement/substitute

Hi all

Wondering if anyone has any experience with replacing glass with something lighter.

I'm looking to replace the side and rear windows on my Giocattolo with something lighter, preferrably that doesn't scratch at the drop of a hat.....or wipe of a rag for that matter.

Also, how do you form the "whatever" to the right shape?

Appreciate any help you can give.

Adam
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Chainsaw Bob
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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2021 2:40 pm    Post subject:

Clear Acrylic(Perspex) or Poly Carb(bullet proof tuff) are your only options to glass, They both scratch easily, you may consider using either of them then laminating a window tinting film over them, that stuff is fairy scratch resistant..to a point
My recommendation would be to Stick with the glass and lose a few kilos
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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2021 8:24 pm    Post subject:

Most of teh gyuys that build ICV's use the Lexan grade of Polycorbonate.
Pretty much radily avavilabe and easy to machine.
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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2021 8:25 pm    Post subject:

Most of teh gyuys that build ICV's use the Lexan grade of Polycorbonate.
Pretty much radily avavilabe and easy to machine.
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Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2021 7:56 pm    Post subject:

Lexan is a trade name for polycarb, and there are different grades like general purpose, uv resistant grade and mar resistant grade. and none of these are bullet prove..(the bullet prove stuff is a mixture of acrylic and polycarb laminated together and really expensive ) the only one that gets used in drag car windscreens etc is the mar guard type from memory it is mr10 and is scratch resistant on both sides and is available from G. E . Plastics or one of there agents. just a word of warning is that some of the cheaper brands are only resistant on one side only. I hope this helps a little.
Forming it to shape is a different story if you are in melbourne i could surgest a couple of places that could help.

Any way good luck

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