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Raisedin305
03-26-2006, 11:50 PM
What size plexiglass should I use as a part of a box. 3/4th? How much would a piece of plexi that is 48"W and 20"H cost?

jujumantb
03-26-2006, 11:55 PM
Plexi flexes more than MDF, 1" would be best. You're looking at over $100 for that size 3/4" and more like $150 for 1"

Flipx99
03-26-2006, 11:56 PM
Don't expect to find it a lowe's. Biggest we carry is 1/4" I belive,

Raisedin305
03-26-2006, 11:57 PM
Plexi flexes more than MDF, 1" would be best. You're looking at over $100 for that size 3/4" and more like $150 for 1"Woah..NVM about plexi. Gotta think of another way to make a nice box.

I thought plexi was stronger than MDF

Raisedin305
03-26-2006, 11:57 PM
Don't expect to find it a lowe's. Biggest we carry is 1/4" I belive,Yeah I read that already. Thanks

bjfish11
03-27-2006, 12:05 AM
use lexan, its stonger than plexi. just keep it in fairly small pieces and support it.

KngOfThePkngLot
03-27-2006, 12:06 AM
use lexan, its stonger than plexi. just keep it in fairly small pieces and support it.
isnt lexan really expensive???

bjfish11
03-27-2006, 12:12 AM
yes, unless you come across a good deal on ebay:up2somet:
I believe i was priced $480 for a 4x8 sheet of 3/8, and that was the cost the company could get it for where i work. So yea, the price is up there. I got two pretty good size scrap pieces off ebay for like 30 bucks shipped or something like that.

Raisedin305
03-27-2006, 12:20 AM
yes, unless you come across a good deal on ebay:up2somet:
I believe i was priced $480 for a 4x8 sheet of 3/8, and that was the cost the company could get it for where i work. So yea, the price is up there. I got two pretty good size scrap pieces off ebay for like 30 bucks shipped or something like that.I said no to Plexi because of the price

bjfish11
03-27-2006, 12:23 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/3-8-LEXAN-Polycarbonate-plastic-3-pcs-10-1-2x-15-1-2_W0QQitemZ7604245650QQcategoryZ36352QQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem
There is some good pieces for some windows, dont know how big you need the pcs to be, but check out ebay, seriously

helotaxi
03-27-2006, 06:32 PM
Acrylic (Plexiglas) is much easier to work with than Polycarbonate (Lexan) and much cheaper. You can buff scratches out of Plexi but if you scratch Lexan, and it's not hard to do, the piece is ruined. You wouldn't want to do a sheet that big unsupported anyway, with either material. The flex would be huge regardless of thickness. You could go with multiple windows using smaller 3/4" pieces it would come out much cheaper, and smaller pieces are easier to find on eBay. You don't need the 1" because the smaller panel won't flex as much.