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Old 05-27-2015, 06:21 AM   #21
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Go with Lexan for your rock guards it is more suitable. Above Gearheart states which thickness to safely use. Lexan cold forms to the compound curve just fine. I replaced a busted wing window where the PO had previously put in plexi. The plexi was in awful condition with full length breaks as well as being super yellowed and hazy, it obviously did not weather well.
OK, so we're back to my original statement in post#4? The polycarbonate, in thinner sheets can be used in the wraparound, newer rock guards, without heating and make the curve in a cold bend.

Incidentally, I don't think any drilling is required in the newer ones. I believe they just slip in the frame with an end removed and are held, floating, with window screen spline.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:27 AM   #22
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I replaced the cracked plexiglass on my Rockguard with ABS. The ABS sheet has a smooth side and a textured side, I installed smooth side out. Much higher impact resistant but you cannot see thru it.
Very flexible and easy to work with.
Just my take on this issue.
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I need to see through it on a 3 piece. The corners do not open like the center one...unless you remove them totally....and that's not a viable option.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:52 PM   #24
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as far as the crack, you may be able to use some Mek and a syringe. when people build things out of acrylic, you hold 2 mating parts and then squirt the liquid in there and capilary action draws it in, then bonds it, and clear. Weldon makes most of the products. I believe I got some from Southern States.

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