Lexan screens for 123 coupes

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Lexan screens for 123 coupes

Post by CraigB » Wed 04 Nov, 2015 6:36 pm

Was looking at these screens for another marque but couldn't help noticing these 4 benz ones. I don't know how much they would be freighted and our exchange rate has been better, but for a competition car this would save a fair bit of weight if ever you have picked up glass. Anyway, just thought i would pass on the link. And there could be others, just the one i saw. And interesting too - no W201, 107, just 123

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Re: Lexan screens for 123 coupes

Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 8:03 pm

They might be lighter than glass, but there are some downsides.

Lexan scratches a lot easier than glass, and UV light is quite harsh on them.
Upside is, that unless there is a deep scratch they will not crack from rock impact.

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Re: Lexan screens for 123 coupes

Post by AMG » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 8:41 pm

Curious as to whether or not they meet ADR requirements.
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Re: Lexan screens for 123 coupes

Post by CraigB » Wed 16 Dec, 2015 9:35 pm

I did say competition! I guess for ADR someone needs to test it and i doubt that is done. In SA you can get rego that i think is dedicated rally car. Roll cages are not legal but you can get this rego that allows limited use for testing, transporting etc on roads. I suspect that covers lexan that many of these cars would have. Not sure about other states. But when you can get cheap ordinary glass and the rest of the car is not stripped out to lighten, then absolutely no point. But if you are looking at competition in pretty much all benzes you are gonna be behind the ball weight wise but perhaps make some of that up with the fact some of that weight is in a nice rigid chassis. But only after you remove your seats with electric motors and window motors and climate control doodahs etc etc and you have run out of things to throw out of the car, then these screens i think would give a total weight loss worth the effort...... maybe!
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