14680RE: [bolger] tinting polycarbonate (was: window thickness)
- Oct 3, 2001Richard:
I got some film for my shop windows that block about 75% of the heat, but
only about 10% of the light. Great stuff - it is made for buildings rather
than autos. It does not use an adhesive, it just sticks by imagination to
the inner surface. The same stuff comes with a tint if you want it. Try
From: richard@... [mailto:richard@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 1:09 PM
Subject: [bolger] tinting polycarbonate (was: window thickness)
Research would seam to indicate that polycarbonate aka Lexan is 2-6
times as strong as plywood.
So, if I use 1/4" thickness polycarbonate with the 1/2" ply
pilothouse on the CLC, I should have a nice strong structure without
having to go to extraordinary lengths to to strengthen the ply
structure to hold non loadbearing windows.
One question answered.
Now, can I buy clear polycarbonate and use the auto window tinting
film on it before assembly, to get exactly the shade of tint I want
on the windows?
I'm pretty sure it's a water based glue they use.
--- In bolger@y..., richard@s... wrote:
> Any of your WDJ or Birdwatcher builders care to reveal the
> of the polycarbonate/lexan you used for your windows? 1/8"? 1/4"?
> Plans for CLC say nothing. Write up from Chebacco News mentions
> laminated glass.
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