3mm Acrylic sheets

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3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Kevin Rodden » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:05 am

Where’s the best places to go for 3mm clear acrylic sheets in the UK

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Re: 3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Jason Wright » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:07 am

i bought off ebay, bought some mirrored sheets the other day and it was about 30% cheaper than some other places i found
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Re: 3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Kevin Rodden » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:36 am

Jason Wright wrote:i bought off ebay, bought some mirrored sheets the other day and it was about 30% cheaper than some other places i found
Cheers Jason i have used ebay in the past but i'm finding the 3mm stuff going for stupid prices, i will have another look around.

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Re: 3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Jason Wright » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:43 am

i was looking for 2400x1200 sheet of 3mm mirrored acrylic, supplier i found online wanted over £140 ebay i got it for just over £100
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Re: 3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Kevin Rodden » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:00 pm

Jason Wright wrote:i was looking for 2400x1200 sheet of 3mm mirrored acrylic, supplier i found online wanted over £140 ebay i got it for just over £100
Nice find, i haven't tried the mirrored acrylic yet but will do soon.
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Re: 3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Michael Wilson » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:47 am

I have ordered several times from Trent Plastics. Reasonable prices and quick delivery.
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Re: 3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Jason Wright » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:55 am

Michael Wilson wrote:I have ordered several times from Trent Plastics. Reasonable prices and quick delivery.
thats who i used through ebay
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Re: 3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Kevin Rodden » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:32 pm

Michael Wilson wrote:I have ordered several times from Trent Plastics. Reasonable prices and quick delivery.
The prices look pretty decent.

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Re: 3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Doug Fisher » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:57 pm

Have you looked for local distributors of plastic sheet material? Buying 4x8 sheets and having the distributor cut them down into usable sizes might save you some money. This is especially true if you can pick it up yourself to save on shipping and/or get it cut to a specific size that is much more efficient (less wastage) for cutting your specific parts.
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Re: 3mm Acrylic sheets

Post by Kevin Rodden » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:38 am

Doug Fisher wrote:Have you looked for local distributors of plastic sheet material? Buying 4x8 sheets and having the distributor cut them down into usable sizes might save you some money. This is especially true if you can pick it up yourself to save on shipping and/or get it cut to a specific size that is much more efficient (less wastage) for cutting your specific parts.

Hi Doug to be honest I've not be able find many suppliers locally apart from a couple of DIY shops and they don’t really stock much in the acrylic side, i will keep searching.

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