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Old 09-30-2004, 10:30 AM   #7456
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Randy, call Ridout Plastics. 858-560-1551
They in Kearny?
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:49 AM   #7457
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Yup. On Ruffin Rd. Tell them Jon from Harrington sent you.
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:28 AM   #7458
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I'll give em a call next week, not going to be able to make it out there today or tomorrow.

I did a trick job of mounting my transponder, cut a sleeve in the back of the foam bumper and slid it in, used a little shoe goo to keep it secure, but it looks really clean.
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:06 PM   #7459
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I'll call the guy I know over there and see if they even have it. you're looking for .5mm and 1mm thick lexan, right?
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:37 PM   #7460
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I'll call the guy I know over there and see if they even have it. you're looking for .5mm and 1mm thick lexan, right?
That would work... I just picked up the EZ off, I'm going to see if I can get a good polished finish on the parts first, if not, it's time for black anodizing.
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Old 09-30-2004, 01:10 PM   #7461
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Ridout didn't have it. They said Polycarb (lexan) isn't done in metric thicknesses. Everything I'm going to have access to through work is going to be standard sizing too, not metric. I'll do a little more digging and see if I can come up with someting.
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Old 09-30-2004, 01:20 PM   #7462
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Ridout didn't have it. They said Polycarb (lexan) isn't done in metric thicknesses. Everything I'm going to have access to through work is going to be standard sizing too, not metric. I'll do a little more digging and see if I can come up with someting.
It's not that huge of an issue if you cant find anything, maybe we could find CF in those thicknesses.

I stripped the anodizing off the little "20" block so far, came out really good, I dont know what Mark was using, but it seemed to look a lot better than what his came out like. It was polishible, but damn that was gonna take too much time, went over it with scotch brite to get a brushed finish and I'll have it anodized black.
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Old 09-30-2004, 01:46 PM   #7463
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I am having Taps Plastics make me some riser plates out of 1/16 or .020 inch polycarbonate. It converts to .508mm so if you need 1mm then you just stack 2 on top of each other. Just a thought since .020 polycarbonate is pretty common.
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I just got that suggestion from another guy I talked to. How much are they charging you to make the plates?
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:38 PM   #7465
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The 2ft by 2 ft piece of lexan cost me $6.00

I'm actually gonna cut it myself.Very simple.They called me back wanting too much for them to cut it.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:54 PM   #7466
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I'll see if I can get some .020" from a friend of mine and have Randy mill them out.
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Remember that technically Lexan is not a true solid and that it will flow/compress under pressure over time. After you run your spacers a few times pull them out and measure them. I learned this with lexan spacers on my com lathe.
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Old 09-30-2004, 03:26 PM   #7469
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Remember that technically Lexan is not a true solid and that it will flow/compress under pressure over time. After you run your spacers a few times pull them out and measure them. I learned this with lexan spacers on my com lathe.
This is very true, but the ones Donny showed me looked like they were made from rubbermade plastic, didnt take much to crush em apparently. I've made them from lexan in the past, and as long as I didnt crank down the screws it held its shape pretty well.
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Old 09-30-2004, 03:32 PM   #7470
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Is there a material you suggest that we can get that thin that's not going to do that. All the materials I have access to would be way too soft. They'd deform right away when the screws are tightened.
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