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My hatches need replacement material.
I believe they are cast acrylic now.
Would shatterproof glass be strong enough, impact resistant enough?
Its a size 70, so the pane would be large.
I would also coat it with a layer of the safety film that keeps it all in tact in case of breakage.

Windshields are fairly strong, and I have had some large items hit the window and only spider it.
Thoughts? suggestions?

I am having a hard time finding replacement cast acrylic, and lexan is out due to lack of stiffness.

There must be some reason hatch manufactures don't use glass from the factory?
 

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CCRiders, I think that's the vídeo I saw- they shot a 2x4 out of a canon and the glass deformed and crazed, but remained intact. You woudn't happen to know the comercial (market) name of this glass, would you?
This may be the safety film they sell.

3M Scotchshield Automotive Security Films - Clear and tinted Security films for cars, trucks - 3M Scotchshield
http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Window_Film/Solutions/Support/FLhurricanes/
The windows on my hard dodger are glass as well.

My 70 hatch is about 24x24, no center supports.
 
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