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Old 09-27-2008, 06:59 AM   #1
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lexan windstop replacemnet

I have been thinking about replacing my clear lexan windstop with a smoked plexiglass one, but after removing the windstop from the car and looking at the frame, I am having second thoughts. I don't want to ruin the frame in the process? anyone ever done this?
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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I have been thinking about replacing my clear lexan windstop with a smoked plexiglass one, but after removing the windstop from the car and looking at the frame, I am having second thoughts. I don't want to ruin the frame in the process? anyone ever done this?
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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Contact windrestrictor. They make custom replacements for the 986 and can tell you how to safely separate the wind stop from frame.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:03 PM   #5
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There was a company a few years back which made replacements from safety glass, tinted or clear, even offered frosted Logo as an option. Apparently, there wasn't a sufficient market for them and the company's website has been down for more than a year.

Except for it's weight advantage (minimal), I like the idea of using safety glass, easier to clean w/o scratching. I'm tempted, when the economy eventually shapes up, to remove mine, trace a template, and then have a local glass co. make one from safety glass - I've discussed this with them and they say it can be done. I'll probably stay with the clear.
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:28 PM   #6
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I've got a tinted/smoked Windrestrictor wind stop. It seriously is maybe a 5 minute install if you go real slow. Works the same as stock, just darker. No frame damage.

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Old 09-27-2008, 08:19 PM   #7
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I really like the idea of glass. No scratching and hypothetically shouldn't rattle the way the plastic does.

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