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#1 l337n3rf3r

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 07:29 PM

I need help to find plexiglass. Captainslug has a plastics place near him. Unfortunately i don't. Are there any Hardware stores besides Homedepot, Lowes, or Ace that i can buy Plastics at? Or can someone sell me some?

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#2 six-five-two

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 07:48 PM

Try using your phonebook. There has to be a plexiglass or plastics shop in your town somewhere.
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#3 l337n3rf3r

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 08:00 PM

I did. The nearest plastics shop is about 45 minutes away from my house. I can't drive and i don't think my parents would be too thrilled about driving me up there.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:14 PM

HOme Depot

Building Materials Aisle.
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Posted 01 November 2006 - 11:56 PM

True Value. Check at the service desk where they sell glass.

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#6 CaptainSlug

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 07:40 AM

Plexiglass isn't a material, but a vague family of clear plastics. Home Depot locations only stock plastic if the local contractors will need it in specific size. It will be in the section for windows, doors, and screens in a standing rack.
ONLY GET polycarbonate, which comes in a few brand names (GE Lexan, Hyzod, Tuffak, Rhinex) but is usually covered in white protective film.
Polycarbonate is much more durable and easier to machine than anything else you can get ahold of. Any of the other plastics in the rack will generally be useless garage such as lucite or acrylite.

If you need to order some online here are some sources
http://www.mcmaster.com
http://www.usplastics.com
http://www.tapplastics.com
http://www.onlinemetals.com

But if you order online or buy from home depot you will be paying full price. If you find a plastics shop anywhere near you that sells their offcuts you could buy from them what you need for less than 10% of the total price for a sheet of the same size. I've purchased offcuts for $5 that would have cost me $50 to purchase from anywhere else.
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