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Kenster1025 August 24, 2009 08:47 AM

Plexiglass?
 
Does anyone know where I can get plexiglass at a good price in the Toronto area?
Also what is a good pair of glass cutters?
Thanks
Ken

Cowboy September 1, 2009 07:53 AM

If your planning on building a case out of plexiglass, be prepared to do a lot of grounding. Plexiglass can hold a charge on its surface (like static electricity) and can short out components if its not grounded correctly.

BrainEater September 1, 2009 08:50 AM

Yellowpages under 'plastic'.

Plexiglass aka 'Lucite' aka 'acrylic' aka polymethyl methacrilate........

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When you say glasscutter , do you mean for real glass or for plexiglass ?

Real glasscutters can be bought from most hardware stores......plexiglass is cut with a saw.

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gingerbee September 1, 2009 09:57 AM

thinking lexan ( bullet proof ) ha ha

Sushi Warrior September 1, 2009 11:16 AM

Lexan>Acrylic/Plexi IMO. Lexan costs more but it's lighter and more scratch resistant than plexi.

BrainEater September 1, 2009 03:47 PM

Lexan is superior without question.This is what I use when I need clear plastic.

'Acrylic' and 'plexiglass' are the same thing.

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Sushi Warrior September 1, 2009 06:03 PM

Woops, my bad. It sucks how much Lexan costs though.

CroSsFiRe2009 September 2, 2009 10:36 PM

I personally haven't had much luck getting small sheets for what I need. Most hardware stores carry plexi but its not only thick but pretty expensive. Got some 1/8" sheets at Curry's. Not the greatest price but at least it's a manageable size. Think Michael's carries some too but haven't ever found a store thats had it in stock. Bit off topic but has anyone ever tried to use the plastic covering picture frames at like Canadian Tire for a window? Funny thing is how some cheap frames are cheaper than buying a sheet of plexi

BrainEater September 3, 2009 07:12 AM

Ah you really don't want to source something like plexiglass from a plain old hardware store....seriously.....Yellow pages under plastic.

Not only will you be able to buy any type/size/thickness of plastic , but they have all the right tools to cut /machine it as well.

And it's not that expensive.A 1/8 " thick sheet of lexan the size of a computer case window won't cost more than about 30 bux.

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