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« on: January 04, 2010, 05:27:10 AM »

I need some suggestions about making the bubble canopy. What is the best way to make one, and what temperature does it take to soften it without melting it?


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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 11:52:22 AM »

Do a search in the archives, there was a recent discussion on making canopies.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 12:24:27 PM »

http://www.toddscanopies.com/                                            willie buchta
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 04:02:02 PM »

 Todds Canopies make a nice product at a reasonable cost.....BUT they are not LEXAN. Being an acrylic product they are somewhat fragile, mine broke in half shocked
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 04:37:07 PM »

My experience has been that acrylic forms optically clear if it's done correctly. Getting the same result with Lexan or other similar products is almost impossible. It distorts and bubbles when heat is applied. Check out Todd's tips and tricks.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 05:54:09 PM »

Thanks guys, I`ll check things out. Jeff
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 08:06:05 PM »

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Todds Canopies make a nice product at a reasonable cost.....BUT they are not LEXAN. Being an acrylic product they are somewhat fragile, mine broke in half

I think all non production windows need to be Lexan or equivalent (I used Makrolon)

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