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Old 10-11-2011, 06:26 PM
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Anyone use a Lexan replacement windshield from "Fast "Freddie's"?
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:51 PM
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Go over to the FFR forum and do a search.

Plenty of feedback.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:35 PM
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Yes, they are awesome, real glass is so expensive to replace for just a simple rock chip, im surprised more people dont use lexan, plus the lexan these days is so much better than the windows of the past.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:10 PM
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Did you install one in your cobra and did you have to modified it to fit the frame?
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:20 PM
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I have it on my factory 5 drag car, it was a direct fit for the factory 5, im sure they could fit any frame, they cnc it for a perfect fit, it is very clear and really looks just like real glass,.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:33 PM
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Are they available per spec? Not all glass is the same. Do they make it from your existing frame/glass? I know the replacement glass I got for my CSX I got from Shell Valley but was told there are subtle differences to shape and curvature.

Also, does the Lexan yellow over time?
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The window I got was specifically for the factory 5, they told me if they have the correct deminsions they can make any window to spec, it does not yellow over time, the technology with these plastics has come so far they have all the bugs worked out, it is very clear also, just like real glass.
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I made my own lexan windshield for my car. You might be careful when ordering one already done unless you are certain it will fit. There are more than one version of our Cobra windshields out there. The first 200 miles something hit my windshield that I know would have popped it if it was glass! I don't run wipers either, but if you do have them, they will scratch the lexan. The biggest thing is cleaning the lexan. I usually put wet towels on the glass to soften up all the bug crap and then use the correct lexan cleaner. Go VERY slow and rotate to clean towel sides often. I use micro fiber towels. Then once clean I go back and actually apply a coat of wax to polish it out. Perfect! I would be nervous with anything other than lexan! Regards, Matt
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