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Old 07-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #21
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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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Old 10-02-2013, 05:39 PM   #23
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Lexan for an Argosy

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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