Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jefferson, Ohio, USA
I was wanting to go local, and not deal with shipping charges. And i was thinking of using "lexan" in place of plexiglass. The lexan could be thin and still be stronger than standard replcements... As far as estimates go, nobody can give you one over a telephone.. the glass co. i called (get this) said that they would have a problem, making the curvature of the replacement. whaat!..? Hey if you dont want to do the job, just tell me!... i was going to let them use the "old" windshield for a pattern in cutting the new one. I called one other place. They were willing to cut a new piece for me. BUT, they dont have LEXAN!.. just cheap crap. So, i think i'm just going to buy a sheet of 1/8th in.thick lexan.. Lay down the old piece over the lexan, trace out my pattern, Blue Tape, where i need to cut or drill, jig saw with plastics blade, 800 grit sandpaper to smooth the edges. and cut the darn thing myself!. I was hoping to avoid all this.. the rest is just my time. And i have an '83 1100 I And 1/8th thick material should mold itself to the windshield mount without much trouble. the curve in it is not that much. A sheet 42x42 inchesshould be plenty to cut from.... I just called my local glass supplier.. A 42x42in. 1/8th thick "lexan" will cost me $67.00...And the samesize in "plexiglass" costs $55.00!..now why would i spend $60.00 for just plexiglass from someone i dont even know,and meet a minimum of$100.00 to get free shipping?When catalogs come, i watch them go. to the landfill. Am i making any sense here?.