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Old 12-09-2013, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got an unpainted "shamu" canopy in the mail today. Thought I'd upload pics.



http://www.experiencerc.com/store/msh51129_polycarbonate_semipainted_canopy_protos_g rams-p-4389.html

Its very lightweight and a bit more flexible than the stock fiberglass canopy. Weighs 32.8 grams including the protective plastic wrap that I haven't removed yet. Weird how the design is different on each side.

I'm considering spraying the inside with clear blue lens paint.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Really like the light weight. The design - I dont know. While I can really appreciate that it isnt one of the random airbrush designs and I also like the idea of a semi-painted canopy, these shapes simply do not speak to me.

A pity as I think polycarbonate is the perfect material for canopies, Light, robust and when painted from the inside an always perfectly glossy finish from the outside. Would love to have a totally blank one to have a go at one from scratch.

Thanks for showing though, never saw one in transparent.
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Hmmm....I like it myself. I think polycarb will be more durable for a canopy.
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is that a black light or a blue light behind the canopy ?
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Its a blue COB led lamp. So basically just a bunch of blue leds.

I do have a UV/blacklight flashlight here if you want to see it under UV.
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This is my fave canopy of them all. Not for the looks, but for the featherlight weight and extreme durability. FG canopies are far too heavy and the paint cracks even in normal use just from mounting and dismounting.
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