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    perspex / acrylic sheets

    Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets? I'm after a good place to buy perspex/acrylic sheets that can be cut/drilled/threaded either by me or (preferrably?) to a pretty simple design - basically a box so not unlike some custom cases I've seen people build?

    any suggestions?

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    I would get acrilic
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    Perspex is just the ICI trade name for acrylic (Or poly-methy-metacralate if you want to get technical) so the two are the same.

    The stuff is used on larger picture frames, and for a lot of other DIY projects, so I would try somewhere like hobycraft or an art shop.

    It is fairly easy to cut with a hacksaw, and shape with files or sand paper. If you want a shiny edge after you have cut it, you should sand it as smooth as possible with finer and finer sandpaper, then polish it with a poloshing wheel.

    It is possible to weld bits together using a solvent such as acetone (nail polish remover), but it is quite hard as the surfaces have to mate quite well. Alternatively you can use glue.

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    OK www.technologysupplies.co.uk mainly school suppliers but will deal with you (esp if ya ring them - if ya serious about modding its well worth getting the tech supplies cat (they did charge for it) but I repeat well worth it just too browse
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    Depending how much you want of the stuff your local signmaker may be able to help you out.

    Trades suppliers may deal with you if you pay up front.

    Amari Plastics have a bristol branch and they can cut panels for you and also do off cuts.


    Robert Horne Group have a Bristol branch 0117 972 5888 Also Cox Plastics are part of the same group and have the largest stock range of acrylic in the UK as well as being a distributor for the brand name "perspex"

    There are lots of others but Amari and RH is nearest to you. If you don't get any luck with them then post back and i'll give you some more contacts

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    cheers guys - I'll give some of these Bristol people a ring, see what my options are here. Otherwise I noticed some stuff on Ebay...postage was (understandably) rather high though

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    Re: perspex / acrylic sheets

    i would get glittery acrylic

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    Re: perspex / acrylic sheets

    I want to re-do the perspex on the side of my PC as it currently has air gaps along the perspex where the side fans are screwed on.

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/media...77_750x750.jpg

    They really obscure the inside of the PC and I would rather it be perfectly see through with no fans on the side at all. My Cooler Master CPU cooler already sticks out too far for the top fan to be screwed on and if I buy the HUGE Aorus 2070 super then I am pretty sure that will get in the way of the bottom fan also. I am hoping an electric jig saw cutter will do the job and the temps won't rise too much without side fans. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen but it has to be done! Cosmetics over efficiency every time :S

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