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  1. cubangt

    cubangt Oakley Beginner

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    one of the cases we have the single, needed some shelves replaced, so we went to the local plastic warehouse and picked up few for cheap, but now looking back, I think we got acrylic instead of lexan
     
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  2. reggavegga

    reggavegga Oakley Expert

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    from what I understand very close and similar.when I ordered mine the pluck guy said they were basically the same.
     
  3. cubangt

    cubangt Oakley Beginner

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    Could it be that they use the lexan for its UV protection that ive heard about? I mean worst case now we can just get some UV film and do that on the shelves just so we have pretty close stuff.. not that it would matter..
     
  4. Spenc

    Spenc Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    hi basically the same but lexan is much stronger better for retail but acrylic or pleixglass good enough for home as I hope no one will try and smash it to pinch your collection .
     
  5. Spenc

    Spenc Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    try a local sign shop when looking for replacement Perspex they will cut and flame polish the edges .
     
  6. Oakley-olic

    Oakley-olic Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Lexan is just a patented brand for polycarbonate sheet. They do make it with UV protection but would not be required on an indoor case. There are many simular competitive products avalable at a plastics supply shop. I replaced the doors on a 3.0 DW. For shelves I would use glass, doesn't bow, less likely to scratch, cheaper and easier to find than acrylic.
     
  7. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    I scratched my tempered shelves :( pretty easily too I might add. If I were to want to spend the cash, I would have tempered shelves made with the starfire glass...that would be sick...Doors too. I had a warped door that I had to heat and "coax" back to shape...

    just use plexiglass to replace the shelves. I assume you are talking about the old style aluminum cases.
     
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  8. cubangt

    cubangt Oakley Beginner

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    ok thanks everyone.
     
  9. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Starfire is beautiful :D
     
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  10. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

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    The UV is called MR10. Lexan is like kleenex.