Originally Posted by AndrewH
I have to say Andy - very impressive looking RIB. You've done a really nice job there. Did you bend the polycarbonate screen yourself or did you get someone to do it for you?
I bent it myself, was a little tricky getting the heat right as there was very little margin between bending heat and bubble heat if you know what I mean
I made a board up the width of the console and put a large radius at each end. I then mounted the staight screen on the board and clamped into position. When heating (I used a halogen heat lamp) I placed a piece of wood on the end of the screen, maintaining a 2" gap where the bend was going, this enabled me to heat the local area without heating the areas that I didn't want bent.
There are a few little bubbles and burnt areas on the screen, these are on the bottom and will be covered with a strip of stainless.