Why using plate glass for a dust cover is a bad idea

Why using plate glass for a dust cover is a bad idea

Joined: February 27th, 2006, 6:25 pm

June 7th, 2018, 4:48 am #1

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Joined: October 24th, 2007, 10:03 pm

June 7th, 2018, 1:29 pm #2

Rogue wave maybe?......Hope the damage wasn’t too bad.
(Um, even plexiglass would have “hurt” as well, maybe lexan for strength and clarity?
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Joined: February 27th, 2006, 6:25 pm

June 7th, 2018, 2:05 pm #3

Plex would not have shattered like this in transit. Also a whole lot lighter in weight.
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Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:33 am

June 7th, 2018, 5:55 pm #4

That's why we tell the kids not to play basketball in the house.
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Joined: October 22nd, 2009, 11:44 pm

June 8th, 2018, 4:34 am #5

How in the heck did this happen ?

Is this single pane or double strength glass ?
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Joined: February 27th, 2006, 6:25 pm

June 8th, 2018, 2:47 pm #6

Plate glass glued together with silicone. Placed in a wooden crate and shipped to the US  with NO!!! packing save for sheet Styrofoam glued to the inside of the box. More than likely dropped a few times and otherwise roughly handled. Much of my repair work is because those doing the packing and shipping are not too concerned with properly packing the model. Also some is due to parts being painted then glued together without removing paint first on the glue surface. One hard jolt and parts pop off then roam about in transit knocking more stuff  off. Take a look on my site at some that I have repaired. The worst one is pictured first. www.lonestarmodels.com  One of my most recent projects was passed on to me because another modeler gave up. My fee was much higher than his was. I was asked why, I told the customer  "because I know what I am doing" I got the model done as promised on the date given for completion. When they came to pick the model up the client told me he did not believe me when I told him I could repair the model! Now they are repeat customers.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:41 am

June 9th, 2018, 2:18 pm #7

We always used 1/4 Plexiglass on our model cases at the engineering company I used to model for.  Saw some REALLY nice ones (cases) yesterday at the Titanic Exhibit in Pigeon Forge, TN made from 1/2 Plexi...
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