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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2010 10:11 
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i got the lexan windows fitted :D i'm very happy with the quality of them :)

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lexan in: ;)
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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2010 11:05 
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wow... that looks great!

What's the disadvantages to going to Lexan? i'm not sure if it's steel legal here in NZ?
Does it yellow or go smokey after time?

Did you measure the weight differences/savings from glass to lexan?

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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2010 11:56 
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Lucky looks good.


we have too have have two metal straps on rear windows.

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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2010 12:02 
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Rabbit wrote:
we have too have have two metal straps on rear windows.
really whats the idea of that then?

Tin Tin posted on the UK forum that it saved him 8kg.

Lexan is far better than the cheaper Perspex/Acrylic, it is virtually unbreakable (its used in making bullet proof windows) and far more UV stable so does not yellow with age - IIRC tin tin had the ant scratch coating on the door glass which retain full functionality (they still go up and down lol).


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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2010 12:18 
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The straps stop flexing and reinforces the window its just a Mostorsport NZ requirement here.

Now I have found a cheaper place to get them done I'm thinking of doing mine. 8kg for just the rear is good with the sides you may get 9-10kg.

lexan is polycarbonate and it does yellow just it just usually has a UV coating but it wears away with all the dust. at least you guys can get easy access to lamin-x windscreen coating to stop it happening and it peals off when its damaged. Polycarb won't break from most bending or from blunt impacts (bullets are usually blunt) but you can stab through it with something sharp and pointy. The thicker it is the harder it is to get through, so after about 4mm its unlikely human force will get through, at 1mm a craft kinfe/box cutter will have real trouble.

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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2010 13:01 
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8kg was the weight saving for the entire 5 pieces I think. MSA (motor sports association) regulation is 4mm so all the stuff you buy wether for competition or not tends to be 4mm - we don't get enough sunlight in the uK for yellowing to be to bad a problem anyway, it's usually raining - or snowing like it is at the moment :) :D :lol:


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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2010 13:12 
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We can do much thinner here 2mm i think. 4mm would be overkill, far stronger than glass at 3mm anyway. You can walk on it at 1mm thick as long as the edges are secured so it wont bend.

Its good stuff i've got door cards out of it, i doubt in a crash i'll ever go through it. Tested it by beating it with a 30cm steel ruler and it barely left a mark.
Best thing is since its clear you just hold it up to the door and drill the factory holes no marking of stuffing around.

With the lighten rear hatch you can go to one gas strut to hold it up too. I've got one and it works to hold it up with the glass but it easy to bump it and it will come back down quite hard.

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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2010 23:06 
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thats cool :) i'm looking at geting a fiber glass boot as well soon :D

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PostPosted: 04 Mar 2011 17:57 
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I can't find it in their product catalog. :cry:

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HI Guys -Just thought id say hello being the owner of a Pajero Evolution with the 3.5 Mivec and also responsible for those loverly looking Polycarbonate (lexan) windows shown above...

Just to set a few facts straight for you

LEXAN is available as a non UV resistant product and also a UV resistant product, UV resistant Lexan has a 10 year warranty against yellowing and this is basically achived by having UV absorbers in the polycarbonate and also a co-extruded UV resistant layer on each side of the polycarbonate - this is not something that wears off with dust its part of the poly sheet.

Cheap nasty UV resistant polycarbonate is also available from DIY shops - leave it there..

Perspex / plexiglass or acrylic is a nice material, slightly harder surface than normal polycarbonate but in an accident it shatters with explosive force and it will embed its self right in your face

Just have a look here .....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzyULQPACYQ be patient its in super slow mo... Its shows glass first and believe me id rather have that in my face than acrylic

The windows shown are all fully heat moulded to shape which is the reason they look sooo good, you can get them cheaper - there usually all flat and need bolting or screwing in and this usually results in stress cracking the poly , seen it time and time again.....

4mm is the minimum requirement in terms of thickness in the UK, its also a good thickness to use to give a good solid window and also save you half the weight of the glass (approx).

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PostPosted: 05 Oct 2011 07:11 
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pad4 wrote:
HI Guys -Just thought id say hello being the owner of a Pajero Evolution with the 3.5 Mivec and also responsible for those loverly looking Polycarbonate (lexan) windows shown above...

Just to set a few facts straight for you

LEXAN is available as a non UV resistant product and also a UV resistant product, UV resistant Lexan has a 10 year warranty against yellowing and this is basically achived by having UV absorbers in the polycarbonate and also a co-extruded UV resistant layer on each side of the polycarbonate - this is not something that wears off with dust its part of the poly sheet.

Cheap nasty UV resistant polycarbonate is also available from DIY shops - leave it there..

Perspex / plexiglass or acrylic is a nice material, slightly harder surface than normal polycarbonate but in an accident it shatters with explosive force and it will embed its self right in your face

Just have a look here .....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzyULQPACYQ be patient its in super slow mo... Its shows glass first and believe me id rather have that in my face than acrylic

The windows shown are all fully heat moulded to shape which is the reason they look sooo good, you can get them cheaper - there usually all flat and need bolting or screwing in and this usually results in stress cracking the poly , seen it time and time again.....

4mm is the minimum requirement in terms of thickness in the UK, its also a good thickness to use to give a good solid window and also save you half the weight of the glass (approx).

Right im off - emails to do


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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2011 15:05 
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I want a full kit glass for my mirage asti 97 coupe, in its catalog does not exist, they will request?


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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2011 16:12 
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How much weight do these save?
And do they discolor with time?


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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2011 21:17 
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Sack of Spuds wrote:
Tin Tin posted on the UK forum that it saved him 8kg.


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PostPosted: 06 Oct 2011 23:39 
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Thanks for that.
I guess I wasn't diligent enough when skimming through the thread :)


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