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Thread: What is the best way to cut lexan?

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    What is the best way to cut lexan?

    Hey guys, just wanted to know which way is the best to cut lexan. I need to cut out a little section on my Opel and I don't want to run the risk of cracking it. Just about got her put back together and I can almost smell the racing gas. Thanks in advance for the help.

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    I think they sell a cutter made for that....seen them at LOWES I Think...

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    Sharp tin snips or a jigsaw work well. If you go the jigsaw route, you'll need to put a heavy layer of masking tape anywhere the saw will touch the surface to prevent marring it......
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    jig saw and they make blades for this application.

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    Thanks guys for the quick response, I will go to lowes and get some blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tod74
    I think they sell a cutter made for that....seen them at LOWES I Think...
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    brings me back to my days of working at a hardware store ... :shock:

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    hey guys one thing i've been wanting to know is I have an 85 camaro and how would I make a sheet of lexan fit on the hatch. how would i bend it to make it form the contour of the hatch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammertime
    Quote Originally Posted by Tod74
    I think they sell a cutter made for that....seen them at LOWES I Think...
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    brings me back to my days of working at a hardware store ... :shock:
    I will look for the cutter as well. Might provide a cleaner cut. Thanks
    Chris

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    as long as you keep the protective film on the lexan, and buy some fine teeth blades for a jig saw it cuts very clean and easy so easy, I can do it, after you lay out template on lexan go to corner and make a few practice cuts, try it with tape on it also, it is very easy

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    Keep your blade speed low, as a higher speed will melt the polycarbonate and clog the blade.
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