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Old 06-03-2019, 09:28 AM   #29
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Instructions valid regardless of glazing material

Peter,
Of course you are correct, your very detailed instructions are quite helpful regardless of whether one selects plexiglass or polycarbonate. Thank you!
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Peter, thanks for the write up....pretty straight forward. One question....when you are using the old corner segment plexi for a pattern, does it want to flatten out easily, or is there a trick to accurately marking out on the new sheet?
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Peter, thanks for the write up....pretty straight forward. One question....when you are using the old corner segment plexi for a pattern, does it want to flatten out easily, or is there a trick to accurately marking out on the new sheet?

I found if they are very old, they will break when you try to flatten them. But the broken pieces are still sufficient to use as a good template. If you are concerned about accuracy, trace the removed curve panel on a piece of thick paper first.
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I found if they are very old, they will break when you try to flatten them. But the broken pieces are still sufficient to use as a good template. If you are concerned about accuracy, trace the removed curve panel on a piece of thick paper first.
Gotcha, thanks. Excellent write up.
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Replacing your plexi glass Rock Guards / Stone Guards

An easy tip to facilitate tracing a curved object.

Put the paper on the convex (outside of the curve) side if the material. Cut a few square ‘windows’ in the paper so you can put blue painters tape over the windows to hold the paper in place as you use a pencil to accurately mark the edge of the old one.

Then carefully peel the paper off, trim along the line carefully, and stick it down on the new material. Mark and cut just outside the line to make the new sheet.

Trick taught to me by a guy named Andy, who used this method to seamlessly cove vinyl floor covering up the walls. He claimed to have invented the technique, and he and his tools were old enough for that to be true.

RIP Andy, you were a true craftsman! The job he did for us years ago looked like the material had grown there.
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