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Unread 08-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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So question on ppl who use plexi instead of glass

I have a 91 jeep wrangler and the hardtop the glass broke on it. I plan on switching to plexi but someone said lenx or acrylic is better. But idk how to go about that or what dimensions or size I should get . Any thoughts?

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Unread 08-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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I have a 91 jeep wrangler and the hardtop the glass broke on it. I plan on switching to plexi but someone said lenx or acrylic is better. But idk how to go about that or what dimensions or size I should get . Any thoughts?
I may not have a direct answer to your question, but Ill offer some thoughts. My 46' willys 2a had the original split windshield (WS) for 60 yrs till I carelessly broke both panes (dumb move). I plan to rebuild and paint the WS frame correctly, but for now, I put in some .25 hardware store plexi. I have a custom shift boot bezel made of 1" thick ballistic lexan type stuff also. If you live in a cold climate, DO NOT scrape your plexi or whatever with an ice scraper else youll have scratches everywhere. Obvious, right? Do not use ammonia based cleaners to clean any clear plastic else it will turn amber colored. use a mild cleaner. I like to use a wood router or roto-zip to cut and shape the plastic. Just be careful to take your time, these tools will run right through that plastic before you realize what just happened. Go thick as you can and still maintain a good fit in the seals around opening. Also, wax and buff them to help with solar damage, prevent miner scrapes and mud from sticking.
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Unread 08-01-2013, 11:09 PM   #3
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Go with lexan instead- you can get it at Lowes or Home Depot. Plexiglass turns colors and gets brittle too easily when used outdoors.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #4
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Don't use plexiglass it is breakable use lexan it is unbreakable. Race cars use lexan not plexi.
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Don't use plexiglass it is breakable use lexan it is unbreakable. Race cars use lexan not plexi.
Lexan does break but takes a lot of force. I would use lexan if you can afford it.
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