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Old 03-29-2021, 04:42 PM
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I'm looking for a place to cut/fab some tinted, lexan sun visors for a project car and was wondering if any of you have recommendations in the area. These will be ~1/4" thick and some TBD tinted shade. Simple cuts & a couple holes to match whatever mounting system I figure out should be more than enough.

The windshield is so small that putting the stock visors down really obscures a lot of the view, so something see-through would help out a lot.

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I work the stuff all the time. It works like wood with a few exceptions.
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Watch enough TV during a pandemic and this comes to mind:

https://www.tacvisor.com/?mid=967168...SABEgJ57_D_BwE
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Watch enough TV during a pandemic and this comes to mind:

https://www.tacvisor.com/?mid=967168...SABEgJ57_D_BwE
lol. Not too far off. This is for my 66 Fiat 500. The useable windshield is so small, that putting the visors down much makes your duck around them. When ICON built an EV 500, they made tinted Lexan visors for it that addressed the problem nicely. I emailed them, but they said they were one-offs that they don't have drawings or info for, so I'm on the hunt to make my own.
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Polycarbonate very easy to work but it scratches easily and hydrocarbons kill it. I have gobs of 1/8 inch clear that is UV doped and you can have some for free. Add the color film you like to tint. Acrylics are less easy to work as it loves to crack especially when being drilled with the wrong bit (almost all of them) and or by folks unskilled in plastics. You can get all kinds of colors so you might find it in the right tint off the shelf. It is less thermal stable and you might find issues with it in a cooking hot car.

This is the right kind of bit and why.

https://www.eplastics.com/accessorie...ols/drill-bits
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Polycarbonate very easy to work but it scratches easily and hydrocarbons kill it. I have gobs of 1/8 inch clear that is UV doped and you can have some for free. Add the color film you like to tint. Acrylics are less easy to work as it loves to crack especially when being drilled with the wrong bit (almost all of them) and or by folks unskilled in plastics. You can get all kinds of colors so you might find it in the right tint off the shelf. It is less thermal stable and you might find issues with it in a cooking hot car.

This is the right kind of bit and why.

https://www.eplastics.com/accessorie...ols/drill-bits
Much appreciated! I'll PM you to discuss. My biggest limitation is a lack of a bandsaw and drill press to DIY these properly. Just a little space-limited at the moment.
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Send me the drawings and I can fabricate from polycarbonate.
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If you have the material, you're welcome come out to Silver Spring and spend some quality time on my band saw.
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