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    Hardened Lexan too lightweight? Noise and scratching?

    My 71 has almost all the glass scratched up. I would like to take 50lb off it but keep stock appearance, by installing 5-6mm double hardened, anti fog and rain-x coated Margard lexan.

    My main concern is noise and scratching. I use it for mountainous road trips and occasional track days. How much more noise is there with Lexan?

    Scratching: the hardened Margard or Markrolon is stil about 3.3X less scratch resistant than glass. But itís a lot lighter. Maybe put in on rear and quarters only, so wipers and rolling windows are against glass?
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    I had a lexan windshield and plexiglass for door glass and 1/4 windows in my 356 GT .
    I did not notice the noise but would scratch easily.
    I never used my wipers so can’t comment .
    Perhaps the latest technology has improved the hardness.
    I would go for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71gold View Post
    I never used my wipers so can’t comment .

    I would go for it
    I personally would be happy just 'going for' living somewhere that I didn't need wipers.


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    Is it really worth the bother of sourcing Lexan pieces? Also, 50 pounds seems an inflated estimate of the savings involved. Think carefully before acting.

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    If you go for the plastic windows, the best approach is for the back three and leave the doors and windshield alone: Too much exposure to scratching on them
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    do not use lexan on the front wind screen - not a great safety idea!
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