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Glass Slides

April 27 2017 at 11:20 AM
Gordon Parker  (Login GordonParker)
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Response to Best treatment for clear plastic to look like glass?

Hi Andrew,

A friend of mine has ordered some very thin glass specimen slides. He says that he has used them before and had great results. I will be getting a bunch to play with, so will report the results.

I have always used Future Floor wax (same product as the Johnson as I understand) on my aircraft canopies and have been quite happy with the results. I like the way you can tint Future and make your taillights stand out (also good for little puddles of wee , just saying).
But the flat panes of a windshield add extra problems due to the thickness of the plastic. I have tried polishing, future and dirt and never been completely happy with the results.
Whenever I can hide a windshield with a tarp (often seen on Commonwealth Jeeps) or leave them off altogether like the side curtains on most Canadian and British softskins. Abstinence can work.
I have tried acetate sheet, saran wrap (cling film) and had varied results. The saran actually looked pretty good on the side curtains of my Chevrolet FAT.

Gord


 
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  1. Great ! But how do you cut them?! - Andrew Tomlinson on Apr 27, 2017, 2:21 PM
    1. According to Dan ... - Gordon Parker on Apr 27, 2017, 9:24 PM
      1. Still no Dan but he dropped the slides off... - Gordon Parker on May 8, 2017, 2:53 PM
     


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