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Dec 29, 2012, 07:16 AM
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PETG windshield material


I asked for,and got,information on The Builder's Workshop,on the proper plastics for windshields...PETG was the suggested medium,so I ordered some ,and got down to business.
I'm restoring several older models and updating the greenhouses.
The material I ordered is .030, a little thick,but hey,if you can use it,the thinner stuff is a piece of cake then.
I cut it to shape and put two screws in an upper edge to keep it located.I folded it around one side,and applied heat from the heat gun,as if spray painting it.Gently heating it avoids hot spots,and that sudden caving in with too much heat.
You can feel the PETG starting to give way,and with a bit more time,it will hold it's form well....I didn't mold it to exact shape,just relieved most of the resistance.
There is no evidence of the "spider webbing" I got with the wrong plastic I used previously.
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Jan 02, 2013, 03:33 PM
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Where did you buy the PETG?

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Jan 02, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Petg at Amazon.com


I ordered a package deal at Amazon .com...8 sheets 12" x 16" x .030 clear PETG.
Google them and click building materials.
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Jan 02, 2013, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for your quick response.

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Jan 02, 2013, 04:18 PM
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Pete-If you can't get no satisfaction,the Company name is "Widget Works Unlimited" $32 shipped ,,,8 sheets 12 x 18 x 1/32.Fast shipping.

I couldn't remember it,first time around.
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Jan 02, 2013, 04:38 PM
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Actually, I found it on Amazon. Thanks again.

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Jan 06, 2013, 01:21 PM
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