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lexan windshields

#1 Post by MudWild680 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:11 pm

Who's running one?


If you are running one, how did you secure it?




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#2 Post by sc racing » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:53 pm

Im going to put another one in but havent installed it yet. My car had one in it before ( but we went back to glass ) and it was held in with windshield setting tape and self tapping screws. Im planning on the same basic thing but I might put a support in the center because its so long and wide ( 85" Firebird ).

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#3 Post by rustbucket » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:12 pm

i picked up some of that rubber rope stuff for windshields and stuck the window down with that, used self tapping screws and covered it up with the factory trim. you wouldnt know it was lexan unless you tapped on it.
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#4 Post by Blade » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:10 am

Isnt the sun a problem due to reflection?
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#5 Post by Moparious Maximus » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:30 pm

We run one, its 1/4 thick, still saved a bunch of weight.

Don't use harsh chemicals to clean it or anything abrasive, its been in the car 9 years and its still clear as glass.

Self tapping screws and factory trim.
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#6 Post by apacheracing » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:04 pm

I have all lexan in the 59, windshield and back glass are held in with counter sunk screws. No problems from the sun, but I will tell you that its not a good idea to clean them off with paint thinner,,,,,,,....WELL thats what I heard.

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#7 Post by bracketracer » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:26 am

I used Pro Glass and looks as good as glass..No issues just need to take some care in cleaning and it's held down with stainless button heads with lock nuts.
It's also easy to remove if needed as I can't really clean the back to easy :scratch:

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#8 Post by sc racing » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:48 pm

I bought some polycarbonate sheets and cut my own it was a lot cheaper than buying already made ones. I got a mount kit from Clear One and a countersink tool. Im in the process of making a windshield template and hope to have the windshiled done soon.

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#9 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:59 am

How did you form the flat sheet to fit? What thickness?

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#10 Post by sc racing » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:54 am

John_Heard wrote:How did you form the flat sheet to fit? What thickness?
I used 3/16". On the windshield Im just going to screw it every 3 inches and it will form because of the shape of the body. We made one at work for an 05 Corvette rear window it has close to 90* bends on the sides and is curved front to back when we finished screwing it on it looked like it was vacuum formed. I made my side mounts with 3/8" tubing that came in the kit and formed them to the old glass so the sides will fit the weatherstrip along the roof just like the glass did.
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#11 Post by sc racing » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:55 am

Heres a pic that shows the curve.
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#12 Post by John_Heard » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:40 am

Let us know how it goes with the front window. I hadn't really thought about just buying a sheet and bending to fit, that might save quite a bit of $$.

Did you get the mar resistant lexan? MR10 or something like that?

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#13 Post by bracketracer » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:59 pm

Side windows are not an issue with bending but I can tell you that a windshield will crack...Maybe not right away but it will...

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#14 Post by sc racing » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:34 pm

I cut the windshield tonight but didnt mount it yet. It doesnt have much more of a curve than my side windows.I really dont think it will crack mine came rolled up and has been that way for almost a year. I bought regular finish not the scratch resistant stuff, when I researched what to buy I was told you can polish scatches out of regular lexan but the MR10 type stuff has a coating on it. If you scratch through the coating you cant polish it out.

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#15 Post by apacheracing » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:23 am

John_Heard wrote:How did you form the flat sheet to fit? What thickness?
I think mine is 3/16th thick. The 59 has a lot of curve to the windshield. We just started in the middle screwing it down into countersunk holes in the Lexan, working out to the corners. It took shape very well.

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