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Re: Lexan Rear Window

Why a lexan rear window?

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Re: Lexan Rear Window

Just wondering why would you want a plain lexan window. Why not get a glass rear window?
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Re: Lexan Rear Window

One reason is customization. Lexan is molded, so (for example ... ) you can get a rear window with a license tag mounting location recessed into it.

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One reason is customization. Lexan is molded, so (for example ... ) you can get a rear window with a license tag mounting location recessed into it.
Yeah but he said he didn't want a license plate recessed into it. He just wanted a flat one.
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There are other reasons to have polycarbonate windows / windshields. The material is lighter than glass and is basically shatterproof. This is why such windows are required by many race sanctioning organizations.

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Ahh, I see. Thanks.
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Re: Lexan Rear Window

It also scratches easily in relation to glass.

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Re: Lexan Rear Window

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It also scratches easily in relation to glass.
Yep - that's the down side ...

Lexan (only one of many polycarbonate products, but the one most commonly used for replacement windows years ago ... ) was notorious for scratching.

I notice that many vendors are offering polycarbonate windows that aren't Lexan nowadays. I don't know if these newer non-Lexan ones are more scratch resistant.

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