Isn't Perspex or Acrylic just as good?
Polycarbonate windows have many advantages over glass and perspex alternatives. Advantages such as:
Safety is paramount when racing. Polycarb windows remove the risk of sharp glass or acrylic/perspex splinters coming into the car in the event of an accident.
Below is a strip of 4mm polycarb crushed sideways in a vice. No heat was used to aid it bending. As you can see, it has not splintered or broken, just bent and creased.
Lexan Exell-D Specifications
Lexan Exell D sheet is a transparent polycarbonate sheet with proprietary UV protection on both sides offering excellent weathering properties. With its excellent impact resistance, it is ideally suited to a wide variety of applications.
Lexan Exell D sheet have excellent light transmission, between 84% and 87%.
Lexan Exell D sheet has proprietary UV protected surfaces on both sides, giving excellent durability to outdoor weathering. This superior UV resistance and toughness of Lexan Exell D sheet is backed by a 10 years limited warranty against yellowing, loss of light transmission and breakage.
For small areas wash sheet with a solution of mild soap and lukewarm water, using a soft cloth or sponge. For larger areas clean surface with a high pressure water and/or steam cleaner. Do not use abrasive cleaners or detergents or sharp instruments which may scratch.