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Old 02-10-2009, 03:55 PM   #1
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Lexan -- what should I do with it?

I just acquired two pieces of Lexan/Plexiglas/whatever 3'3 x 6'8, a piece 2' x 5', and a 2'x2' square. It's all decently thick. What shall I do with it?

I'm thinking maybe a DIY hard tonneau for my truck...or use it as part of a greenhouse in the yard (which I had been planning to do and have a bunch of glass sash that I was going to use).
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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I'd be thinking windows for a boattail fastback truck cap.
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I thought of that, but I don't think I have quite enough material, and I'm not a good enough craftsman to make it anything other than butt-ugly.
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I thought of that, but I don't think I have quite enough material, and I'm not a good enough craftsman to make it anything other than butt-ugly.
Not to mention that Lexan scratches incredibly easily and will quickly allow dirt to embed in itself. I'd give it less than 3 months before you have trouble seeing through it if you wash your vehicle regularly.
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I don't wash it regularly, or pretty much ever. However, good point you made there, it's already scratched and dirty.
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...I'm not a good enough craftsman to make it anything other than butt-ugly.
Staying true to the GS.org style!
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I don't wash it regularly, or pretty much ever. However, good point you made there, it's already scratched and dirty.
Tanue cover it is!
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I got markalon, which is the same except more mar resistant to replace my huge back window, and side windows. Don't tell the Cops, but I'm thinking about replacing my windshield, too.
maybe you could replace a window, or 2.
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I'm not interested in weight reduction through replacing body parts. My experience and study show that it's just not effective (unless you drive a light, low-powered car with decently tall gears).
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I was going to suggest making a grill block with it, but if it is all scratched up it probably would just look like crap. I guess that wouldn't be a good idea anyway.
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