View Full Version : first work with plexi / lexan
08-17-2005, 03:06 AM
so i'm about to do an install for an MX van. one of the ideas that the owner had is to put either plexiglass or laxan pieces between the subs and the amps.
first question... is it really going to make much difference if i use plexiglass or lexan?
i am planning on bead blasting it, but i'm torn between either dulling out the numbers or dulling out everything but the numbers. any thoughts?
08-17-2005, 12:05 PM
08-17-2005, 12:11 PM
Depending on the install,If there is going to be any kind of lighting (Neon, LED) Behind the plexi i would say leave the numbers clear. If no lighting will be present leave everything but the numbers clear.
08-17-2005, 01:04 PM
Drill 5mm holes in the sides of the lexan; Just large enough for LEDs.
If you blast everything but the numbers/letters, then the numbers/letters will be "outlined" in light, and the rest will be illuminated;
If you blast only the letters/numbers, they'll be outlined in light AND illuminated.
If you don't need to see through it, put a mirror or mylar film behind it; Should make a great effect.
08-17-2005, 01:49 PM
Lexan (polycarbonate) is flexible, not sturdy like plexiglass (acrylic). There is a huge difference, these are not the same material!
08-17-2005, 03:20 PM
it's an MX van... the numbers in question are his racing numbers.
thanks for the suggestion of using mylar. the box will be housed under a seat taken from a conversion van. the subs will be on each end of the box. the plexi will be the front plates to separate enclosures, with the amps mounted in the middle.