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    Default How To Guide: Plexi Window with Mesh



    Installing a Plexi window w/ Modders Mesh or Perforated Steel inlay

    Supplies & links
    1/8" Clear Acrylic Window Sheet
    ModdersMesh 12" x 12" (2, sheets)
    Clearcoat (Laquer, Enamel or Polyurethane) or Paint it.
    SCOTCH brand Clear Heavy Duty Mounting tape #4010
    Filtered Respirator mask
    Lacquer Thinner
    Rag
    Rubber Gloves

    Tools:
    Exacto knife
    Jigsaw w/ metal cutting blade
    Hand file



    Plain steel should a good coating of oil to prevent oxidation. We need to remove oil/dirt before clearcoating or painting.

    Mask on


    Fold and soak portion of rag with Laquer Thinner.





    Check Modders Mesh after wiping for threads from rag before applying Clearcoat. If you can, blow out holes of any dirt w/compressed air. (Can of compressed air works good)

    I'll be cutting 2, 12" x 12" windows from these 1/8" Clear Acrylic Window Sheet



    I taped 2, 24" x 24" plexi sheets together (around edge) so I can cut both at sametime.

    I apply masking tape to outline cut and make scratch resistant pathway for jigsaw base.

    Jigsaw: I'll use a metal cutting blade (18 - 20 TPI)

    Go slowwww. Too fast, the plexi will melt and bond back together.



    Once window is cut. Finish of any rough edges with fine cut hand file or sandpaper



    Mounting Plexi & Modders Mesh

    Super strength adhesion. Used for mounting windows in computer cases.
    link, http://www.mnpctech.com/scotch_4010_...emod_gods.html



    Scotch HD Clear tape is very sticky. Imagine trying to cut strands of chewed gum with Scissors.. What works best is gently apply tape to scrap piece of steel or alum, cut w/ Exacto and peel it off.

    12" strand


    Cutting 4, 1/4" x 12" strips for window edges. You'll do this step 2 more times so you have 12, strips for installation



    Peel it off



    Apply to 1st piece of Plexiglass (remember we cut two 12" x 12" pieces)



    Apply small pieces to inner sections of window.



    Use Exacto Knife to coax red backing to peel



    All of your tape is exposed and ready for mounting. Line up your window and apply in place.



    I'll use clean cotton towel or t-shirt as I hand press window in place. Avoid ugly finger prints!



    Our window is in place. Now apply the 4 additional 1/4" x 12" strips of 3M clear tape





    Last chance to CLEAN WINDOW of FINGERPRINTS



    Remember we cut 2, 12" x 12" sheets of plexi. Again, I've applied 1/4" wide strands of 3M tape to edges

    Drop your Modders Mesh sheet onto 2nd plexiglass window



    Press it on hard



    Apply to panel window



    Grab your towel again and press firmly around window edges.



    Admire your clean work!



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    nice.
    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by say what View Post
    nice.
    Thank you for checking out the guide and commenting
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    Great guide Bill! Love the Bull Dog, ever done one with a Pitbull ? I've owned Pits since the early 80s, I have a 78lb white male now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Great guide Bill! Love the Bull Dog, ever done one with a Pitbull ? I've owned Pits since the early 80s, I have a 78lb white male now.
    No, but that would be cool! We could airbrush it.
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