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    Skylight overhead and window material

    Any suggestions on what type of material to use for overhead skylight I’m thinking I want tinted and side windows for experimental PA18 Widebody. What thickness and Perpex, Lexan, Plexiglas , Poly ??

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    Tinted Lexan. If I remember correctly I used .060 For my D windows .060 or .080 for my skylight. It is thin so if you are going to cover much space make sure you have standoffs. DENNY
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    Lexan scratches easily. Acrylic has a more durable surface. It matters if you ever clean it with a rag or paper towels. I’m pretty sure all my window and skylight acrylic is .093.
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    Some materials don't like fuel spillage. They can crack and craze. Test before install.

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    There's also the egress argument. You can punch out Acrylic; Lexan is harder. (So I've been told).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RVBottomly View Post
    There's also the egress argument. You can punch out Acrylic; Lexan is harder. (So I've been told).
    Lexan is not harder to punch out, it's almost impossible to punch out.

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