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Clears/ side windows
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:21:16 PM »
Hello all,

Just wondering why the only side clears that i see around are made from perspex, does glass not last?

Dave

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Re: Clears/ side windows
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 07:31:55 PM »
Hi,

There are two styles of side screens, one for 1980+ which is flat in a steel frame and the early type where the clear material is bent in three places and has no frame, which is probably why glass was never considered, that and that people tend to clip the edges with their foot getting in and out so glass might not be up to the job or was considered too dangerous. Perspex would have also been cheaper than moulded glass.

Most of what has been made in the past 15 years is not perspex but Polycarbinate which is much, much stronger than perspex but also softer so it tends to scratch easier so you have to be a bit more careful when cleaning or wiping it.

Terry


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Re: Clears/ side windows
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 05:48:56 AM »
Thanks Terry,
 
That does make sense, that has got me wondering if there is anything better than polycarbonate/perspex  around now.

I have the later style flat with metal frame clears on my car, i just fitted a set of toughened glass screens, i'll keep you informed as to how long they last. ( read that as when i break them)

Cheers
Dave

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Re: Clears/ side windows
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 09:10:56 AM »
Hi,

I think glass in the later framed side screens should last quite a while so it will be interesting to see if they do. 

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