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Doug S
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:04 pm 
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I have a windshield mold available to anyone who may want it. I (hopefully) won't need it anymore.
In Daytona Beach FL area. Probably cost prohibitive to ship.
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AHK
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2023 8:18 pm 
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Wish you were up here in the northeast. I’d put it away and hold onto it in case anyone ever needed it.


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Doug S
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2023 9:23 am 
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in the hangar attic for future request.


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:22 am 
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Doug, sorry for these dumb questions, but I am very curious here. I assume you lay the plexi over the mold and cook it in an oven to make it lay down over the mold? Would you mind sharing the details of that process (time, temperature, etc.). What size oven do you need? How do you secure the plexi to the mold?


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Doug S
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2023 9:13 pm 
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I draped the mold with felt, had 2 finish nails at edges of the centerline that matched holes in the acrylic blank. This held acrylic in place.
The blank was about 2" extra long on ends and I bolted some 2x2 square steel tubes on end to help the drape and keep ends from curling.
Then made an 'oven' out of drywall and 2x2s that was 4"-6" larger each side than the mold.
I quickly learned it has an R value of about 0.5 (!) and couldn't get temps high enough.
The acrylic started drape but not evenly.
Then I insulated outside of box and used two heat guns on either end with a few holes for circulation and viewing.
I used the same blank and reheated
Blank was about 4" long and I bolted some 2x2 square steel tubes on end to help the drape and keep ends from curling.
Heated box using this as a guideline https://www.usplastic.com/knowledgebase ... entkey=583
Hope this helps. Feel free to ask any questions.
Sorry I am really bad about taking pics while I work.


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Ryan Allen
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thats good info, thanks Doug


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