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Post by ratsmann on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 3:00 pm

Hi all , I,m missing a windscreen or two , or they are scratched  broken or cracked .
I have attempted to make them from the clear plastic from shirt box lids before but can not get them to form correctly , any ideas ?
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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by hqmon on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 3:31 pm

What cars are they for?

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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by dv8v8 on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 4:27 pm

I use offcuts of laminate, I asked for them at an office supplies shop that laminates stuff and they gave me heaps for nothing, its a bit more flexible that packaging plastic and u can put a bend in it without it getting a white mark in it
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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by 70cudatj on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 5:18 pm

I used clear shirt box sheet. Try warming it in hot water and shaping it that way,


I wrapped mine around a large marker pen. I heated it in hot water, shaped it over the marker to get the shape, then shock cool it under cold wter to help it retain its shape, worked for me.
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Post by The grumpy 0ne on Fri 01 Jul 2016, 7:16 pm

well alway's the clear sheet from plastistruct or evergreen no idea what kinda stock the model shop's carry there so i guess model builder's in general are just inventive

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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by allan on Sun 03 Jul 2016, 8:17 am

I need to make up a replacement front windscreen for a kit I have, Its for the 57 Ford Ranchero ute the one that is not chopped top. Can I use Laminate to make a new one, have the glass from the kit but can not use it in the kit as its been cracked in half and reglued, can I use it as a temp plate to bend the laminate around it, what is the best for heat.
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Post by 70cudatj on Sun 03 Jul 2016, 6:00 pm

I'm not sure you can use the old glass to shape it over as like metals you usually have to over bend the plastic to get the right radius. I'd find something, maybe a fat marker pen and bend over that. I use very hot water out the tap, as hot as you can handle, but not boiling water that will just make it all curl up end up a mess. And then shock cool it under cold water while still holding it in shape, don't let it go out of shape before it's cold.
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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by allan on Mon 04 Jul 2016, 8:43 am

Ok that's the infor.
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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by ratsmann on Thu 07 Jul 2016, 3:22 pm

Gone through my kits and are missing clear for
#1 AMT 57 Fairlane #8028 back
#2 AMT 56 Victoria #6547 All clear
#3 AMT 62 Bell Air  #8716 front & back
#4 AMT 69 Yenko Camaro #7132 front & back
#5 AMT 68 Camaro Z-28 #6559 All clear
#6 AMT A-Team van #6616 Front
I have had a ok success with rods , flat and simple got close with the Camaro 28 but nothing like the fit above.. Must say above examples look like the clear come with the kit ,, love it,,
And the 57's circa windscreens wrap around is so hard to reproduce
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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by hqmon on Thu 07 Jul 2016, 4:55 pm

I may be able to help you out as I received a lot of windscreens amongst a lot of parts I received from a deceased friends estate. Just will take time to figure out which ones they are. Now I have a list I can look through them. I do have full kits of the ones you mentioned so can use them as a guide.

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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by ratsmann on Thu 07 Jul 2016, 5:40 pm

Thank you , that would be awesome , It has taken me 2 days to go through the mixed up parts boxes and test fit lol
Also I after an older released (complete car and separate windows ) AMT 66 Nova pro-street version #636 I,m after an "older" kit because the 2 newer produced ones I have are a flash nightmare .
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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by hqmon on Fri 08 Jul 2016, 3:40 pm

Hi my friend. Had a chance today to got through the clear windscreen extras that I have. The only ones I could find from your list are the full glass for the AMT1956 Ford Victoria including sunroof glass. The only other one is the rear window for the AMT 1968 Camaro.
You are welcome to have these ones. Please send my your address via pm , so I can get them sent to you.
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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by Jerry Ol'55 on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 10:08 pm

G'day guys... tried all the elements... shirt box, wallet box, gift box,  clear plastic whatever... at the end of the day...I've tried White glues (Aqu***here, Wel**ond) and as soon as you as you apply a little pressure all falls apart!. Am I doing something wrong here?... or is the 5 minute Araldite the key to my probs?...
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Re: Windscreen replacement

Post by dv8v8 on Thu 21 Jul 2016, 11:02 pm

I have been using Testors clear parts cement or Micro Kristal Klear, either one works well with laminate offcuts
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