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yorky
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PostSubject: Large home made screen   Wed May 28, 2014 9:30 pm

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Was looking at screens on Egay...my screen is a bit on the small side and doesn't give much protection.

But all very pricey.

So  had a Google  and found a supplier of cut to size plastic in Leeds  ( 12 miles away ). £10 for a piece of 500mm x 500mm x 3mm polycarbonate.

Couple of hours drilling, sawing and filing and now have larger screen using original frame
If its dry I'll test it tomorrow ( hope 3mm in thick enough )
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Wed May 28, 2014 9:52 pm

Sounds like a good call! Does the metalwork pull the Perspex into a slight curve? If so that would make it  stronger than just a flat plane I'm guessing....
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Wed May 28, 2014 10:08 pm

Photos please,could be a good mod to copy.
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yorky
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Wed May 28, 2014 10:20 pm

Mal...yes the frame has a slight curve.

Alfie you are stretching my technological skills...I'll ask the daughter to show me how to do it  ( again )
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Thu May 29, 2014 3:52 pm

Cheers Alan.
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yorky
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Thu May 29, 2014 4:22 pm

Alfie heres hoping....


shows old screen on top of new.
Took old screen off the frame and used it to mark out mounting holes for drilling.
Used various paint tins and pans to draw round to get the curves and cut them out with a coping saw with fine teeth.
Then various files to clean up the cuts and finally sandpaper to smooth ( dont get sanpaper in wrong place as leaves a horrible scratch.
Note should have asked Sim at the start 4mm would have been better than the 3mm...but I'll see how it goes. If I have to redo it 4mm at £10 its not the end of the world.
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Thu May 29, 2014 5:03 pm

Nice job Alan! I'm impressed   Should be far more effective than your old screen.
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PostSubject: Larger home made screen   Thu May 29, 2014 5:58 pm

Great great job.... Boy that shows some patience doing it old Skool with a coping saw!!
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Thu May 29, 2014 7:41 pm

Ace job being done Alan, good thinking    
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Thu May 29, 2014 10:29 pm

Well done Alan,thanks for sharing,certainly must of took some patience
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Fri May 30, 2014 10:04 am

Looking good Alan, be interesting the differences found after a test run. Fitting some home made lowers to that screen will stop any wind in a massive way. Good thinking that.  
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Fri May 30, 2014 1:04 pm

Cheers Mr Intruder and Co...........Had the test run....better than small screen...less wind on chest and arms plus no dreaded head rattling.

Screen vibrates at tick over but o.k. at speed... 70 on motorway...no flexing or bending...I think I will get away with the 3 mm thickness.
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Fri May 30, 2014 3:09 pm

That sounds a brilliant result, nice one Alan  
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Fri May 30, 2014 4:44 pm

That's good to read that your test run was favourable, nice job. Never thought of changing the screen & using the mountings off an existing one. Simple but affective mod, might change mine on a black black bike for a dark tinted screen in time after you have done that & got me thinking for the future.   
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Fri May 30, 2014 7:00 pm

Very clever thinking, must make a big difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Fri May 30, 2014 9:53 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
, might change mine on a black bike for a dark tinted screen in time after you have done that & got me thinking for the future.   

Now that's an interesting idea! Black screen! or dark lower half! I wonder if it would reduce the refection in sunny weather? Interesting thoughts there Dave  
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Fri May 30, 2014 11:17 pm

Look forward to seeing that on Sunday Al !
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Fri May 30, 2014 11:22 pm

Twojobmick wrote:
Look forward to seeing that on Sunday Al !

And I thought you only had eyes for me?? Huh! Your such a slag Mick!  
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Fri May 30, 2014 11:27 pm

I wonder how would a DIY screen work if it was cut out in a pattern... ie. flames :)
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Sat May 31, 2014 8:22 am

simbo wrote:
Twojobmick wrote:
Look forward to seeing that on Sunday Al !

And I thought you only had eyes for me?? Huh! Your such a slag Mick!  

Guilty as charged, yer 'onour  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Large home made screen   Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:34 pm

Good looking screen Yorky.
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