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Old 09-27-2009, 12:14 PM   #11
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I wonder if you could get a 14" or 15" saucepan, fix or clamp the plexi to the top somehow and boil it so the steam pressure blew the plexi out to a suitable shape...
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Old 09-27-2009, 07:09 PM   #12
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I made some plexiglass potplant holders using the original ceramic plant pot standing in a large saucepan filled with water and the plexiglass disc sitting on top.
After boiling the water the plexi was slid in and another ceramic plant pot was pushed inside the first thus forming the plexi into the desired shape.

This was so a demonstration could be made to show how plants grow. It was aimed at preschoolers so a high quality was not as important as a simple and easy to understand display.

Worked well enough for the purpose.

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:46 PM   #13
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remember the good ole days of fake plastic spinners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH7gbavqdWU
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:04 AM   #14
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good ole days of fake spinners???

(man, I must be old)
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:19 PM   #15
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I still want some fake spinners. I'm sure they can be had cheap these days. I always wanted to do some up with wood grain contact paper.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:21 PM   #16
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I just tried using shrink window film over my cheesy plastic wheels. Tomorrow will begin seeing how they stand up to the rigors of the road... Look at my garage for pics of the filming.
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Those caps don't look so bad for air drag and you get some ventilation for the brakes too. My mags were much deeper . . . still may spin them with an electric motor and see the air drag difference later this year just to find out what they cause for drag.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:31 PM   #19
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I just tried using shrink window film over my cheesy plastic wheels. Tomorrow will begin seeing how they stand up to the rigors of the road... Look at my garage for pics of the filming.
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Hows the srink film doing......btw GREAT idea. THink it would work on alloy wheels?
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Beef - I didn't know that it would only improve mileage by a few tenths but I really appreciate all the feedback.
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I have seen documentation on another site of 1 to 1 1/2% improvement with full moon discs. Again each car is different. I have alloy rims on my Q45 and am looking to do something clear also
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