Author Topic: Acrylic / Plexiglass / Lexan  (Read 3209 times)

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Re: Acrylic / Plexiglass / Lexan
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2011, 08:14:44 PM »
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we should discuss it in a few weeks when ya come over...   not sure about it to be honest, it looks kinda too thick...  however, i am always willing to discuss....   the 1/2 inch would definitley look beter than 1/8 inch... that's for sure.
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Re: Acrylic / Plexiglass / Lexan
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2011, 09:18:36 PM »
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Eric,

I didn't catch this topic until now, but if you end up needing custom fabricated plastics, try Capital Plastics in Beltsville http://www.capitalplasticsco.com/. It's been a long while but I have had some custom heat formed 1/4" stuff done by them, like 5' domes. They weren't the highest quote and they did a great job quickly.
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Re: Acrylic / Plexiglass / Lexan
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2011, 01:22:34 PM »
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Since my employer makes plexiglass, I thank you for your business.

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Re: Acrylic / Plexiglass / Lexan
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2011, 03:17:57 PM »
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the ONE bad thing is that it does (in some places) limit the photo options.  Then again, the alternative is a 5 foot drop to the floor.

Just unscrew the plexiglass to get a photo from that angle...

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Re: Acrylic / Plexiglass / Lexan
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2011, 07:41:16 PM »
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Any local hardware store that does window and storm door repairs will be able to furnish plexiglass in the size that you need. 1/8" should be OK for facia trim and it can easily be painted on the backside to make it opaque to viewing. I use it and I am very pleased with the results. Be sure to drill any holes very slowly with light presure so that you do not fracture the area. 1/8" will easily form a 9" diameter circle and so should be able to conform to your requirements.
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