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    alrighty... so i might be getting some lexan sheets for free from a friend of a friend. yeah i know acrylic is better, but for free i could give a crap, as long as it's clear!!!

    anyway, i did a search and i found that i will need to use methylene chloride to bond the sheets together at the edges. that isnt exactly a friendly chemical, from what im told.

    so, is this the only thing i can use to bond the lexan together. im sure i can half-*** it with clear silicone caulk, but that would probably look pretty bad. i want to get as close to seamless as i can, so the chemical bonding is what i will probably have to do. definately outside!!!!!

    are there any places i can order this junk, or pick it up at a hardware type store... im in the chicago area, so if theres anywhere local that would be awesome.

    all help is appreciated

    ~mike
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  • #2
    I just used metal "L" brackets and thought it looked pretty neat. I like the steel with clear-plastic look. I think it might end up being more trouble than it's worth to do what you're thinking.
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    • #3
      I used some clear two-part epoxy stuff. Dried clear, looked fine, still holding together.

      This was on plexiglass, don't know about lexan.
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      • #4
        Clear plastic expoy should work fine....

        Lexan is much liter and stronger than regular plexi, witch is good if you are a clutz like me!!!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by GMJArts
          Lexan is much liter and stronger than regular plexi, witch is good if you are a clutz like me!!!
          But lexan (polycarbonate) scratches more easily - so you can't win wither way really

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          • #6
            Originally posted by C4M


            But lexan (polycarbonate) scratches more easily - so you can't win wither way really

            C!
            if i get it for free.... i win

            hmmmm, get free plastic that will get scratched in trunk....
            buy plastic that will get less scratched in the trunk....
            i figure it is going to get scratched either way, why not get it free!!!

            ~Mike
            Single Member of the "1000 Post and No MP3 Car" Club
            PROJECT ON INDEFINATE HOLD... BOUGHT A HOUSE
            2000 Cavalier Z24 [###-------] Only 30% Done ... Still

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mp3z24
              if i get it for free.... i win
              You win!

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              • #8
                some clear coats, sand, buff = no more scratches unless you drop it on the floor

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                • #9
                  bonding Lexan

                  To bond Lexan Use THF tetrahydrofluran

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