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Old 06-23-2005, 08:16 PM
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Is there a recommended thickness of lexan/plexiglass for the heat shield? Is there a minimum thickness to stay over?
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:38 PM
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I'd go with 1/4". If you have a lowes near you, ask them to hold on to some scrap for you. They can sell it as damaged under the UPC of a full sheet.
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I used a tinted acryllic sheet for mine, basically plexi.

Heat gun @ the 1000* setting works very fast.

I still need to attatch the lid
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