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Lexan questions

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1st: Are the small 8x10 lexan sheets that are sold Lowes the correct ones? There are two sizes one is a .085x8x10 and the other is a .060x8x10. (I think those are the sizes)

2nd: How to tell what "grade/quality" of lexan you are buying? (This is in relation to question 1. I am not too sure of the quality of the product at Lowes)

3rd: Can a heat gun and cylinder shaped object be used to create a "cupped" effect on the end of the lip, (Similar to what is on some of the deep diving Rapalas) without making the lip weak or brittle?

Thanks,

Eric

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Does the product say Lexan? If it does not... what you want to ask for is polycarbonate. Lexan is the trademark name given to polycarbonate by GE. They invented polycarbonate. The problem is that most of the stuff carried by Lowes, Home Depot, etc is acrylic. Acrylic will crack. .060 is the standard thickness. The only way that I know to check the "grade/quality" is to check with the manufacturer.

Skeeter

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Skeeter, the protective film does say Lexan. I was just not sure whether or not it was the right stuff as it seems to have allot of flex to it.

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That is correct... it does have flex to it. But something as small as a lip does not have much. It will be plenty stiff enough. I would not worry about putting the dimple in the lip. You will gain nothing from the dimple. But...Lexan will bend when heated.

Skeeter

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For bass baits, there is a definite trend towards thinner lip material. I'd get the 1/16" (.0625") polycarbonate. It will hold up just fine. PC is very tough stuff.

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