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Old 18 April 2007, 17:53   #1
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How can I bend perspex windshield?

I want to make a windshield for my rib , can anyone advise me on the way to bent it to suit the console, thanks.
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Take a look here

It's one of the questions that comes up regularly.
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I don't even remember asking that question!

Anyway, I do remember trying to make the actual screen. It was a total disaster. Got air bubbles in the plastic, didn't bend properly so applied more heat and ended up burning the plastic. To make it worse I did this on the roof of a rabbit hutch (not advisable!) which had a felt roof. The tar on the felt started to melt and stick to the screen too.

Good luck though
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use makrolon, you can cold fold it and it lasts longer.
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To make it worse I did this on the roof of a rabbit hutch (not advisable!) which had a felt roof. The tar on the felt started to melt and stick to the screen too.

Good luck though

Poor Rabbits.


When I was at college I used perspex quite a lot (it was the most expensive item to waist in the material room )

We had a special tool with a heat bar that would allow you to curve, bend or do right angles by heating it up across an area or on a point.
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