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#391769 - 27th Feb 2010 4:35pm Where to buy clear perspex sheet
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As above looking to buy a small sheet of clear perspex, any idea where I can get some?

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#391770 - 27th Feb 2010 4:38pm Re: Where to buy clear perspex sheet [Re: OhYeah]
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B&Q sell it only cheap?
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#391777 - 27th Feb 2010 4:50pm Re: Where to buy clear perspex sheet [Re: kimpri]
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B&Q sell it, although I'd say its NOT cheap!

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#391799 - 27th Feb 2010 5:47pm Re: Where to buy clear perspex sheet [Re: Danny888]
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If you can, dont buy perspex, buy lexan.

It's around the same price.

Its a lot less brittle, doesnt chip or crack and its easier to work with.

I think Homebase sells lexan, but quite expensive, a lot cheaper on ebay.

Theres a good plastics place off tower road, forgot what its called though - maybe wirral plastics or something?
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#391853 - 27th Feb 2010 9:42pm Re: Where to buy clear perspex sheet [Re: BMW Joe]
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Originally Posted By: BMW Joe
If you can, dont buy perspex, buy lexan.


Perspex and Lexan are both trademarks wink

Lexan is polycarbonate, and Perspex is polyacrylate. Polycarbonate is more shatter resistant to polyacylate, though gernerally more expensive.

Depends what you are using it for and how much you need.

There is a place in Birkenhead that sells Lexan, though they only sell it in huge sheets frown
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#391855 - 27th Feb 2010 10:02pm Re: Where to buy clear perspex sheet [Re: StuyMac]
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac
Depends what you are using it for and how much you need.

Aye, thats why I said if you can wink
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