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I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« on: March 04, 2013, 02:38:06 PM »
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I need to use Plexiglass for a narrow Isle,I noticed a few to many close elbows sweeping over the layout while transporting drinks. Whwe can I buy I need about 24 ft maybe buy 8 inches high?

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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 02:44:29 PM »
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There may be a plastics dealer or distributor near you. They might even cut it for you.

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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 02:45:20 PM »
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Google Tap Plastics for a location near you.
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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 03:14:07 PM »
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You can even buy it at Lowe's or Home Depot, and they will cut it for you into 8" strips.   It may not
be the cheapest way you can get it, but it's probably convenient.

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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 03:19:53 PM »
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Also if you have a glass shop nearby, you may be able to get it there as well.

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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 03:59:35 PM »
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Your local hardware store has to have some . By me it is a law that storm doors use it instead of glass once the OEM glass is broken . Not going to be thick though .

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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013, 04:34:44 PM »
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Probably the most expensive option, but one all the same, framing shops use plexi.  They usually order out for it, so you may even be able to get the name of their distributor to order direct.
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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013, 05:45:41 PM »
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Just a thought... Plexiglas (or acrylic) tends to be somewhat brittle, and can break around attachment points, especially if it's curved.

You may want to consider instead using Lexan; the material is almost indestructible, can be bent sharply in a metal brake, and because of its greater strength and flexibility, you can use thinner material and achieve the same level of protection.

You can order Lexan online from a number of plastics dealers, such as: http://www.eplastics.com/

They will even custom-cut it for you. I consider the higher cost to be well worth it.
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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013, 06:19:36 PM »
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Just a thought... Plexiglas (or acrylic) tends to be somewhat brittle, and can break around attachment points, especially if it's curved.

If it's not curved, consider using Velcro for attachment of acrylic guards. Not only will the Velcro cushion impacts somewhat (thus mitigating the tendency to fracture), but the guards will be removable for maintenance.
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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2013, 08:04:18 PM »
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Thanks for your business. My company makes it.

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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 09:24:46 PM »
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Google Tap Plastics for a location near you.

Great, if you live near one. The one near me has awesome deals in the scrap bin all the time too.
You can really score !!  Stay away from places like OSH--they want insane amounts for even small pieces !
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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2013, 09:25:48 PM »
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Just a thought... Plexiglas (or acrylic) tends to be somewhat brittle, and can break around attachment points, especially if it's curved.

You may want to consider instead using Lexan;

Where I come from , plexiglass is Lexan.  :) ;)
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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013, 09:34:00 PM »
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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2013, 09:49:58 PM »
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Where I come from , plexiglass is Lexan.  :) ;)
You need to move .

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Two very different materials.
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Re: I need to Buy Plexiglass?
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2013, 01:02:12 AM »
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Also Plexiglass is a brand name of acrylic.