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Nitrogeno25

posted on 15/6/14 at 04:50 PM Reply With Quote
Polycarbonate windscreen

Can I use polycarbonate for a seven Windscreen? I heard it is not scratch resistant, so maybe a security film could help.

Is this safe? It seems to be much lighter than a glass windscreen.

Many thanks!

Regards

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40inches

posted on 15/6/14 at 05:06 PM Reply With Quote
Margaurd (sp) polycarbonate is used on trains, this is scratch resistant.
When I checked Polycarbonate was dearer than laminated 6mm glass. I made a template out of 3mm MDF and took it to a local glass company, it cost me 25 cut in 6mm laminate. They charged by the area of glass.
Just noticed your location Polycarbonate is not allowed to be used for windscreens here.
Lexan Margard link

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jacko

posted on 15/6/14 at 05:25 PM Reply With Quote
We use Marguard at work and it will scratch + i don't think you are allowed to use it for windscreens
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Canada EH!

posted on 15/6/14 at 07:43 PM Reply With Quote
If you wear polarized glasses don't use lexan, makes the window look like looking through oil on water, did it with my side windows on Cessna 140, had to take it out.
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Slimy38

posted on 15/6/14 at 08:02 PM Reply With Quote
It wouldn't pass an IVA, but since you're not in this hellhole of a country I'm guessing you don't have to worry about that!

Are you looking specifically for lightness? The screen on a seven isn't exactly huge, but if you're looking to save weight then the usual approach is a helmet with a fly screen or similar, rather than a full screen.

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Nitrogeno25

posted on 16/6/14 at 01:01 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slimy38
It wouldn't pass an IVA, but since you're not in this hellhole of a country I'm guessing you don't have to worry about that!

Are you looking specifically for lightness? The screen on a seven isn't exactly huge, but if you're looking to save weight then the usual approach is a helmet with a fly screen or similar, rather than a full screen.


Guys, many thanks for your replies. Over here there is not a problem using glass or polycarbonate, but I'm a little concerned about safety. As for the security film, there is clear an anti vandalism film made by 3M that I was thinking to use to avoid the scratches.

Thanks again!

Regards

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