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    Looking for a Lexan source?

    i am looking for a source of colored lexan. green or orange. scraps would work but a small sheet would as well.
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    What size and thickness? I will look and see if I still have a suppleir book on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al killian View Post
    What size and thickness? I will look and see if I still have a suppleir book on this.
    hey Al lets go for 24"x24" x.25" thanks
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    Larry,

    Out on the left coast, we have Tap Plastics. I called them and they only carry a clear gray in Lexan, 2X2X , for $70.46 (yikes)!

    They have an acrylic in amber, 2X2X1/4 at $47.19. They carry such an extensive selection of plastics that Im thinking that, if they cant get it, it may not be available.

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    Larry turning a segmented lexan pen?????????
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    from what i could find ,,they dont have but 2 colors in lexan. just acrylic has the colors??? yet in the guards that use it, they say they are lexan???? for my purpose acrylic can work too.
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    Larry Lexan is polycarbonate as opposed to acrylic. Quiet a bit of difference between the two. You can take a hammer to lexan and it has give and you might leave a mark. Not sure that acrylic wont just break under the same circumstances.

    So it depends what your use is. Even when moulded i have only seen it clear. Lexan is a GE plastics brand name so i would think you can find polycarbonate from other plastic suppliers as well.

    You can get sheets of polycarbonate with a tint in them from Mac Master you lucky American. But hey they ship to Canada too.
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#polycarbonate-sheets/=2jsyja
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    Go to a heavy equipment dealer and ask for Lexan, they most likely have it right on the shelf as they use it in a lot of cabs to protect the heavy equipment operators.

    I use a bit of bullet proof glass in my shop to sharpen my tools on with the scary sharp method. I use 3/4 thick windshields out of locomotives which they give away when they crack or chip and the FRA makes them replace the windshield.

    PS: Yes they are indeed bullet proof because trains tend to make nice targets for teenagers. In my career, we were shot at while on the Long Island Railroad.
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    thanks rob and travis but i knew the lexan story and actually while in college rana test on lexan for the bullet proofness of it. 22 caliber at 30 ft just dented it heavly ..1/4" material. dont have any train depots nearby and 1/2" is a tad to thick.. thanks again will check on your link rob..
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