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Old 07-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #15
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Glass is also more scratch resistant.
That's the problem with Lexan; you can hit it with a hammer without breaking it, but you can scratch it with a dry paper towel.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:15 AM   #16
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My only hesitation with a rock guard is visibility. Right now, when towing, I can see straight through the trailer and get a pretty good look at traffic behind me. I'd like to keep that ability if I can.
Your rock guard can be made of clear Lexan. I use Novis #1 to clean and polish the Lexan windshield on my boat. It works best with a soft cloth. I am happy with the results.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:51 AM   #17
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Lexan is alot more prone to cracking than most people think. Alcohol is not good for it. The ammonia based cleaners probably have a little alcohol in them. Vinegar is probably safe. Sometimes cutting it or drilling holes in it will make it crack. Especially if it has been sitting around for a while. We make bullets out of it where I work and we have problems with it cracking.

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:30 AM   #18
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Your rock guard can be made of clear Lexan. I use Novis #1 to clean and polish the Lexan windshield on my boat. It works best with a soft cloth. I am happy with the results.
IMHO a Lexan rock guard to protect a Lexan window is like wearing a belt and suspenders.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:58 AM   #19
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IMHO a Lexan rock guard to protect a Lexan window is like wearing a belt and suspenders.
I think that the suggestion was meant to be a Lexan rock guard for a glass window, which would preserve my ability to see through the trailer while towing.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #20
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I have seen people use a flat tinted Lexan for the stone guard on the front window. It gives nice shade when tilted up and still allows a little see through.
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If you chose glass I recommend using protective film to increased shatter resistance. Some will also give you energy saving year round (cooling/heating). I personally recommend tinted Lexan. It offers all of the above benefits plus its easier to work with.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:17 PM   #22
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I used Lexan on the side windows several years ago bought from Home Depot.

Has not yellowed or any problems.

However; you do need to pay attention on "this side out".

I cut it with a jig saw using a fine metal blade going slow so not to heat it.
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I just got back from my local glass shop after checking on availability of Lexan. My '78 Minuet has a Pano wrap window vacancy that needs to be filled and short of finding a salvaged original I have decide Lexan is the best option. I will make an exact patten out of thin lexan from Lowes and then the local shop will use that as a pattern to cut the Lexan to the final shape...about $120. The local shop has 1/8 and 1/4 available. the "C" channel in the frame is about 5/16 and in the remaining windows it appears they use some type of gasket to seat the Lexan/glass into the frame. That is still on my list to search out. Also my search has indicated that judicious use of a heat gun at 300 degrees to bend the Lexan and constructing a form the shape of the frame to clamp it to as it cools, should help.

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