What is the best way to cut lexan?

Old 05-27-2010, 02:56 AM
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Default 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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Old 05-27-2010, 04:01 AM
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I think they sell a cutter made for that....seen them at LOWES I Think...
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:06 AM
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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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Old 05-27-2010, 05:10 AM
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jig saw and they make blades for this application.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:17 AM
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Thanks guys for the quick response, I will go to lowes and get some blades.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:33 AM
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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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Old 05-27-2010, 07:09 AM
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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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Old 05-27-2010, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by hammertime
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
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:14 AM
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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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Old 05-27-2010, 11:18 AM
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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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