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Drumr90 09-28-2012 08:27 AM

Plexi glass ?
 
Dose anyone know if plexi glass is heat resistant. My rai cover looks stupid all cut up to make it fit so was try a plexiglass cover and see how it would look.

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Mike_Mac 09-28-2012 08:42 AM

not really. it melts at 160'c ish but its pretty easy to mold at around 110-130'C

so don't use it anywheres near exhaust or anything hot but most other places should be okay to use it.

Drumr90 09-28-2012 08:48 AM

This is where it would be at.

http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/a...a/592c8483.jpg
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katiekay 09-28-2012 09:12 AM

That would melt right on top of your filter real quick.

Drumr90 09-28-2012 09:28 AM

Ye thats what was worried about but now i know guese ill get sheet metal cut then.
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#1fordfan 09-28-2012 09:52 AM

why did you have to cut yours? I didn't have to cut mine on my 05 and I have the steeda also.

Drumr90 09-28-2012 09:56 AM

When i went to bolt together none of the holes lined up and to make em line up i had to pull bottom sheild and push cover right up next to batter box. With it bolted like this my battery cable and battery box were gettin all torn up. Thats why i decided to cut it to make it fit.
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Phokus 09-28-2012 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Drumr90 (Post 4377079)
Ye thats what was worried about but now i know guese ill get sheet metal cut then.
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I think he was kidding? [dunno]

Drumr90 09-28-2012 12:12 PM

Ye he mostlikely was lol. My lead foot dont heat motor bay that fast lol
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elsolo 09-28-2012 03:25 PM

When you say "Plexiglas" you are just referring to clear plastic panels, not specifically the acrylic plexiglass brand I hope.

Plexiglass is brittle, and only good to about 170* F
Lexan is tough, light, and impact resistant., but only good to 180* F

McMaster-Carr website gives the material properties for most popular plastics, softening temperature and such.


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