Perspex Prices

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  1. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm in the process of designing a few setups and was wondering what you guys pay for perspex. Here is the prices I got and it seems a bit rediculous (prices are all per sqm):


    3mmClear R 535.00
    3mmBlack R 360.00
    5mmClear R 815.00
    5mmBlack R 915.00
    8mmClear R 1,335.00
    10mmClear R 1,900.00

    If anyone can get better prices at a place that does the cutting please let me know.
     
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  3. Mo_G

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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Thanks Mo.
     
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    Just be careful with perspex, as it becomes brittle with time. Rather use acrylic.
     
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    where do we get acrylic
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Guys, AFAIK Perspex is just a brand of acylic. As is plexiglass and Akrilik.

    Acrylic is a group name. I don't think you can buy acrylic as such. We just happen to use the word perspex here because it's the most widely used cast acrylic.
     
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    perspex is damn expensive.a few months back i bought a few pieces in all 3mm,came to like R1200.00
    1.8*610
    610*610 * 2
    and 2 other small pieces
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Yeah it's rediculous. In the states it much cheaper.
     
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    Why go for 6mm? I plan on going today to get 1500x700 and 850x700 and 250x500 and 500x500. I was planning on 3mm...

    I also want to stick it inside the tank as I think it will look better then seeing blobs of silicone on the outside?
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Sims, I build the tanks with it so 3mm is not suitable for almost any size tank.
     
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    Galibore Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    O sorry, I think you were talking to Mek...hehe.
     
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    sorry it wasnt 6mm it was 3mm
     
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