Fishwhittler

Non UV treated lexan

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What will happen if you use non UV treated lexan for diving bills? I want to order some from usplastic.com but I can't tell if it's UV stabilized or not. It says 'Polycarbonate is UV stabilized giving it effective resistance to sun exposure' at their website but at the product page for lexan it says 'No UV treated surface'.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Ben

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My initial reaction is "Huh?". I've been using miscellaneous brands of polycarbonate for 10 yrs and this is the first question I've seen about "UV stabilized". Maybe UV stabilized is an advantage in Lexan that is continually exposed to strong sunlight, say in a large south facing window, but I have seen no difference whatever among various brands when used for crankbait lips. JMHO, no cause to worry (or to pay extra for UV protected Lexan).

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Ben- I am thinking the Non UV Poly would be the same as ordinary Perspex as far as light goes. Some applications need this NON UV to allow natural light through, such as 'Green Houses' and old folks homes, humidi cribs etc :|.

I used to frame pictures many years back and we used UV Perspex on pictures which were sensitive to sunlight e.g photos and water colours etc, otherwise we used plain old Perspex, so I am assuming there would be the same uses for non UV Poly as there is for Perspex. Also Polycarbonate is used a lot in Bank security screens, maybe non UV allows for better visibility for cameras and all sorts of other applications. pete

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Thanks for responding, guys. I just wanted to make sure that, if I did get non-treated lexan, it wouldn't turn brittle or yellow.

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Thanks Bob, I found it somewhere a few years back and he looked like a real inquisitive B*****d:?.

pete

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