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Help!! lexan bills cracking
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Posted 15 September 2004 - 04:24 PM
hey guys i gotta problem my bills are cracking around the holes for the line tie and I have no idea why it really sucks to get baits finished only to have the bill crack after clear coating
Posted 15 September 2004 - 04:49 PM
Are you sure they are Lexan (polycarbonate) or are they plexiglass (polyacrilic)?..Nathan
Posted 15 September 2004 - 04:59 PM
I really don't believe they are Lexan, where did you get them.
If they are ready made with the line tie installed and they came
from Janns, they are not Lexan.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 05:15 PM
I bought window pane size sheets at lowes it says polycarbonite on the paper (tan paper as a matter of fact) and i cut my on bills with a scroll saw been doing the same way since day one this just started and it don't happen everytime i was hoping for some ideas.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 05:33 PM
If it says Polycarbonite it is not Lexan, it is Lucite.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 06:30 PM
Ok it's is .093" lucite not lexan but why would it be cracking
Posted 15 September 2004 - 07:14 PM
I think Coley typed it wrong, Lexan is GE's trademark name for polycarbonate.
I think Lucite is a trademark name for acrylic sheet.
If your using Lucite, that may be your problem, Acrylic sheet is pretty brittle. If it is avoid using it for diving lips & be glad you found out before hooking a nice fish with it.
If you have a good amount, put it to good use for a display case window, or cut out some lure display stands with it. no need to waste it.
Posted 15 September 2004 - 11:06 PM
Red has it right. When I first started I used acrylic because I could not find polycarbonate. The other bad thing about acrylic is that it becomes very brittle once it gets cold. I used baits with acrylic lips for a summer and did just fine. Once the fall got here and I started throwing the same baits, then the lips started cracking. What you need is .060 Lexan or polycarbonate. It is about 1/16 inch thick.