whats the down faults with Lexan ?
something like 250x stronger than glass. Pound for pound it's stronger than steel.
1. It cleans just like plexi. Very difficult to clean, and easy to scratch.
2. Cost. While it's 250x stronger than glass, it's also 3x more than plexi. Plexi would run me about $11.80 per window. Lexan would run me about $31.50, plus tax.
If not I would use Glass and Plex you have to do some bad banging to break it
The only down side with that is the cost. $12 a sheet for glass, $12 for plexi. That runs $24 a side, or $48 total plus tax.
If I could get laminated glass for cheaper, and have it be as strong and last longer, that's what I'd prefer (at least after hearing a few opinions). All glass shops in the area are closed till monday. I'll call then and get some quotes on sheets of flat laminated glass, see what comes back. If it's over $24 a sheet, I probably would be better with getting glass and plexi.
make it so you can put the Plex in,
only when moving it
Not a bad idea Tom, but to do that I'd have to open the whole thing up (open the sides, unscrew the supports, slide out the glass, slide in the plexi). The whole time I have it open and bees are flying around. Closing it up and putting it in the car after that would be a pain (but alot less than having broken glass all over my car, granted).
Other than that, I could slide the plexi in in front of the glass, then slide the glass out, but that screws up the bee space.
I like where your head is at Tom, but I don't know feasibly how I could do it without it being more work and frustration than just getting laminated glass. If you can think of a solution, I'm all ears!
Thanks for the thoughts Tom, thoroughly appreciated.