What is Lexan?
Choosing a windshield for your UTV is an important decision. You want something that’s going to hold up against the rugged terrain you're bound to come across. You want it to keep you protected and keep your view clear so that you can enjoy a safe ride. There are several different kinds of windshields to choose from, one of which is Lexan. What is Lexan? Here’s a little more info that will help you as you shop.
Lexan, is a type of material used to make UTV windshields. To be more specific, Lexan is a brand name, and the actual material used to make Lexan is a polycarbonate, or synthetic resin. Ever hear of bulletproof windows? It’s the same stuff! Lexan, or polycarbonate, is a great choice for your windshield because of it’s durability and strength.
Because of the nature of polycarbonate, a Lexan UTV windshield has an impact strength 250 times greater than glass. It’s also 30 times stronger than acrylic. Needless to say, it is extremely impact resistant which is exactly what you want when you're looking for something to stand up against things like flying rocks, tree branches, and hail. No need to worry about your Lexan windshield shattering easily; polycarbonate is also well known for it’s ability to bend and bend before it ever breaks.
While Lexan seems perfect, there are a few things to note when choosing this material for your UTV. Lexan is prone to scratching, so when you clean your windshield you need to make sure you are doing it correctly. Polycarbonate is also more expensive than say, acrylic. As your shopping and budgeting, keep this in mind. But paying a little more upfront for something that’s much stronger will be worth the price for years to come.
But with two very small cons, there are many pros. As mentioned, Lexan is extremely impact resistant and will bend before it actually breaks. This also means you can drill a hole in it without worrying about it cracking. It can also handle temperatures up to 240 degrees before it will begin to warp. It also has a very low level of flammability.
Once you’ve made your decision to go with a Lexan UTV windshield, it’s time to find the right supplier. You want someone who is an expert when it comes to UTV windshields as well as polycarbonate, and has years of experience. Look no further than UTV Windshields & Accessories. Whether you’re looking for a full windshield, a half windshield, or a tilting windshield, UTV Windshields & Accessories will set you up with a custom fit windshield made from the highest-quality material around. When you get a windshield from these UTV experts, you’ll get a windshield that is cut perfectly to fit tight and one that is strongly secured.
When choosing Lexan, make sure you also choose UTV Windshields & Accessories. When you do, you’ll walk away with best UTV windshield you can find.