14682Re: tinting polycarbonate (was: window thickness)
- Oct 3, 2001I'll look for it. Also, have a friend who recently tried the auto
films stuff, and he is bringing me scraps to test with.
Imagination? How does that bond with wood? Is it water proof? <grin>
--- In bolger@y..., "Chuck Leinweber" <chuck@d...> wrote:
> I got some film for my shop windows that block about 75% of the
> only about 10% of the light. Great stuff - it is made for
> than autos. It does not use an adhesive, it just sticks by
> the inner surface. The same stuff comes with a tint if you want
> Home Despot.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: richard@s... [mailto:richard@s...]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 1:09 PM
> To: bolger@y...
> Subject: [bolger] tinting polycarbonate (was: window thickness)
> Research would seam to indicate that polycarbonate aka Lexan is 2-
> 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
> 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
> 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"?
> > Plans for CLC say nothing. Write up from Chebacco News mentions
> > laminated glass.
> > Anyone?
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