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Old 15 June 2006, 07:59   #11
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Interesting thread, thanks. I was thinking about doing much the same job myself and wondering how easy/difficult it was

I already have a screen on mine but with mid-winter temperatures not a lot above freezing at the moment, I could do with a bigger one as the wind chill at 30kt gives a bit of a nip in the air
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Old 15 June 2006, 08:35   #12
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I'll let you know how easy/hard it was once the polycarbinate arrives....
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heat one side at time be patient no rush. i sat an old cloth round a cardboard tube , to pull it round, allow to cool on its own , force cool her it will be brittle on edge. yes even polycarb or lexan goes brittle on tight corners after forming, we work with it all day,
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Tape everything both sides before you drill, its very easy to crack!
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Whats the best thing to cut it with?
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nice gentle work with blow torch will give you a nice flame polished edge, which in turn will remove that sharp edge,
mr manning was miffed and chuffed with my result, dont know if thats good or bad
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Tape everything both sides before you drill, its very easy to crack!
poly carb will be fine it is not like perspex or plexiglass, nice and slow though as it glogs the drill up . circular saw or bandsaw jigsaw etc, jigsawing i recomend you run line of sellotape where cutting as it lubricates the blade whilst cutting through your material
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Edge molding or edge trim. You may be able to find it at auto detailers.

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Tim, if you muck it up, PM me. I have a limited supply of Makralon which is a type of Polycarb, we cold form 90 deg bends with a folder and it dosen't break. You can also drill without fear of cracking and is great for screens....Nothing fancy though, just clear stuff available and in 5 or 6mm.
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tim what size screen are u doing ,i was thinking of having a go at mine, u have a similare console to me . i was thinking of getting a stainless frame made so it could be wider ste dj
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