Fabrication

Suggestions for Fabricating your SHIELDS® Windshields and Windows

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Trimming your SHIELDS®

Your polycarbonate SHIELDS® can be trimmed using a standard band saw or saber saw with wood-type blades (fine metal cutting blades may cause the chips to melt behind the blade).   Leave the protective masking in place or apply masking tape along the cutting path to avoid gouging.

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Drilling your SHIELDS®

Your polycarbonate SHIELDS® can be drilled using a standard metal drill bit – without making any modifications.   For 1/4" diameter bits (or less), 1800 rpm is recommended; for larger bits, use 1000 rpm.   Avoid drilling too quickly reducing heat build-up and stress.

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Using ADHESIVES to INSTALL

If you use windshield adhesive to install your SHIELDS® - with or without the gasket – the adhesive MUST be an RTV SILICONE.  Urethane based adhesives will not bond to the SUPERCOAT™. If you use urethane, the area to be bonded must be masked off and sanded to allow adhesion.

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Using FASTENERS to INSTALL

If you are using fasteners requiring holes in your SHIELDS® windshield or window – slightly oversize your hole & add a small amount of RTV silicone or other grommet to absorb expansion & contraction energies.   Countersinking and riveting - NOT RECOMMENDED - will result in spider cracks around the hole.

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For Racing in the RAIN

there is no need to apply any water repellents – such as RainX¹³ – as the SUPERCOAT™ will repel water better than any over the counter applications.

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RECEIVING & INSPECTION:  All parts must be inspected upon receipt.  Any damage to container or parts must be reported immediately.  FORM/TEC Plastics, Inc. is not responsible for parts damaged in transit, or for defects not immediately reported.
RETURNS:  Certain parts may be returned provided the parts are unused – meaning new parts completely undamaged or fabricated.  Parts for return must be properly packaged and shipped freight pre-paid to:  SHIELDS® Windshields, 1000 Industrial Drive, Martinsville, IN 46151.  There will be a 15% re-stocking fee for all returned parts.  No returns on custom or special parts.
FORM/TEC Plastics, Inc. Product Disclaimer:
Any and all polycarbonate windshields, windows, windscreens, faceshields, canopies, covers, or guards are produced without any express or implied warranty of any kind concerning guarantees of bodily protection or customer’s end-use application for any particular purpose, shape, or form.  FORM/TEC Plastics, Inc. does not warrant and is not responsible for any direction or recommendation as to the product’s end-use in design or applications, and the customer is fully responsible for its own designated use.

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¹³Registered Trademark of Penzoil-Quaker State.