{Stus-List} window replacement

Graham Collins gcollins at hfx.eastlink.ca
Tue Mar 2 16:37:13 EST 2010


I've used a propane plumbing torch to polish both Lexan and acrylic 
material for various projects, quite successfully.  Typically I will use 
a random orbit sander with 120 paper to get the cut marks out, and then 
flame it.

 - Graham
Secret Plans
C&C 35 Mk III

Bill Coleman wrote:

>Unfortunately not.
>I recall someone mentioning that here and subsequently tried it on lexan to
>no avail. I used a big buffer to polish the edges, a lot more work. 
>
>Bill Coleman
>C&C 39
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>Subject: Re: {Stus-List} window replacemnt
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>    I've always polished Plexi edges with a propane torch. Can Acrylic 
>edges be polished in the same manner?
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>Bill
>Caprice 1
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>>Acrylic is VERY susceptible to cracking from even a tiny nick on any 
>>edge. Plexi MUST have the edges polished completely smooth, regardless 
>>of whether they will be visible. Otherwise, any tiny nick may (will) 
>>lead to a crack.
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>>Bill Bina
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