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Old 06-22-2007, 08:21 AM   #11
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Use plexiglas. See my video for instructions on how to bend, drill plastic glass.

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OK, you're cracking me up with the running beer tally first. Love the sense of humor.

I think I can actually use some ideas for my fog light covers. I'm also looking into building an air dam rather than a whole under-the-engine guard.

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Old 06-23-2007, 04:07 PM   #12
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OK, so I went to home depot and got the plexiglas and a really cool Black Y Decker saw. I don't have many power tools because I am not really a DIYer. I'm learning though. Necessity is truly the mother of... learning new stuff.

Today, I washed and waxed my wife's car, though, so I haven't started on tracing out the fog light shape. I have a neighbor who is really handy, so I'm thinking of asking if he wants to get involved. He's really good at stuff like this.

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Please take some pictures of the finished product!

Whats the differnce between lexan and plexiglass??
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lexan is polycarbonate
plexiglass is polyacrylate
polycarbonate is stronger, more scratch resistant, etc. and more expensive :-)
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:13 PM   #15
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Please take some pictures of the finished product!
I'm taking step by step pics. I've got a cardboard cut-out right now that is just about right. I'm going to cut out the plexiglass, sand the edges, and then stick it in place with some silicon I got for my aquarium. It holds all sorts of materials together, and in my aquarium it has held stuff together under water for a couple of years.

I have an annoying neighbor who keeps coming over when I'm trying to work, and I'm studying for a big test, so progress is slow. It might be next weekend before the covers get mounted.

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