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Old 22 April 2017, 17:56   #1
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I was thinking of having a stainless steel frame and perspex screen made for my bot. The reason is because I want a bit of protection from the elements. What are your thoughts on this proposal?

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Old 23 April 2017, 05:31   #2
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I was thinking of having a stainless steel frame and perspex screen made for my bot. The reason is because I want a bit of protection from the elements. What are your thoughts on this proposal?



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Great idea Mick, I did the same on mine a couple years ago. Very easy just cut a bit of Perspex I had lying around to shape, had 2ml aluminium plate cut and bent to 90 degrees, bolted it to the Perspex and bolted to the horizontal top of the console above the dashboard. Good luck
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Try and get hold of Lexan or similar polycarbonate far stronger and unlikely to crack. The main draw back not as scratch resistant as Perspex. Google your local sheet plastic suppliers and for the size you will need they will probably sell you an offcut for a £10.
I have just bought a tinted piece for a dual console for £20. I made a mold for the shape and heated the polycarbonate up with heat gun - good result. Plenty of "how to" on YouTube.


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Try and get hold of Lexan or similar polycarbonate far stronger and unlikely to crack. The main draw back not as scratch resistant as Perspex. Google your local sheet plastic suppliers and for the size you will need they will probably sell you an offcut for a £10.
I have just bought a tinted piece for a dual console for £20. I made a mold for the shape and heated the polycarbonate up with heat gun - good result. Plenty of "how to" on YouTube.


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LOve to see some pictures. Also how thick and how easy to bend. I'm doing this job very soon but have to bend in two axis.
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LOve to see some pictures. Also how thick and how easy to bend. I'm doing this job very soon but have to bend in two axis.
Have a look at these YouTube clips -

This is how to make a compound canopy for a model glider -

Watch how this guy heats the polycarbonate with the heat gun -

Whatever plastic you buy research the material to find out what temperature is required for bending. The Lexan I got was 4mm thick and took a lot of gentle heating. I would suggest 3mm may be more suitable. You will probably find the plastic supplier will provide you with all the info you need.

Photos I have don't show the screen, I took them more for the amount of wiring that went into the console!
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Has anyone fitted such a windscreen on a small console and was the protection from elements significant
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there is a guide on here from Nugent on making screens (search should find it) and I think he will make them for you if you prefer...
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there is a guide on here from Nugent on making screens (search should find it) and I think he will make them for you if you prefer...
He made mine for me worth sending him a p.m. TSM
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He made mine for me worth sending him a p.m. TSM
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