Polycarbonate Fab Guide

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Cutting

Redco™ Polycarbonate sheet can be cut with a variety of common hand-held and table-mounted equipment. In general, sharp tooling with fine cutting teeth should be used to minimize vibration and clatter sheets should be properly supported along the trim line before cutting.

Circular Saws

Use a fine-tooth, hollow ground panel blade with 10-12 teeth per inch. Sabre saws equipped with a fine-tooth blade can also be used, but proper support is recommended.

Drilling

Drill with a high-speed steel or carbide-tipped twist drill. Drill holes slightly larger than the fastener to allow for expansion and contraction (e.g., drill a 1/4″ hole for a 3/16″ screw). Place holes at twice the fastener diameter or 1/2″ from the edge of the sheet, whichever is greater.

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Cleaning

Clean Redco™ Polycarbonate sheet with any mild soap or detergent and warm water, using a soft cloth or sponge. Abrasive cleansers, brushes or squeegees should not be used. The manufacturer’s recommendations and instructions should be followed.

Storage

Redco™ Polycarbonate sheet should be stored on a flat surface out of direct sunlight. Do not stand or place heavy objects on the sheet.