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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:39 pm 
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Well I went to bunnings the other day to get some perspex for my boot install. I was highly surprised to say the least, they wanted $90 for a small sheet of it... why is it so expensive?
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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:42 pm 
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Because it's expensive... Have you looked at glass prices? I haven't looked for myself, but i've been told that glass can work out cheaper and is much more scratch resistant.
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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:02 pm 
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I would imagine glass is alot harder to work with though.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:20 pm 
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Yeah, but you can get the glazier to cut and drill it if you already know what you're going to be doing with it..
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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:14 pm 
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get glass, its better, harder, scratch resistant, and vibrates less i would imagine, surely youd need thinner glass than you would persp.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:00 pm 
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get glass, its better, harder, scratch resistant, and vibrates less i would imagine, surely youd need thinner glass than you would persp.


hmm taht can be a tough call...glass does have less flex so can be sturdier but in some case you want a lil flex...as no give will lead to cracking if its pushed to its limits...

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:22 pm 
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glass is not harder glass has a tighter molecular structure than Acrylic,hence why glass is brittle!glass has s**t sound response compared to acrylic.bunnings is expensive because it is a rare product for them to stock therefore jacking the price up. look in the yellow pages there will be a plastics shop nearbye that does boat windows.if you are using it for a boot install there is no reason for it to be in constant conact therefore scratching isn't a problem(although i do boat windows and work with the stuff everyday and rarely scratch it it isn't that scratch prone at all).
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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:24 pm 
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what size were you after? ill give you a price that i would charge to give you an idea of cost!
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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:49 pm 
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glass is not harder glass has a tighter molecular structure than Acrylic,hence why glass is brittle!.


Wouldnt this tho make it more dense tho in what ya saying dude .. and yeh agree glass setups result in sounding worse

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:29 pm 
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Yes it is more dense thats why it has less reflex than acrylic
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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:33 pm 
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Well i dunno about you guys but i wouldnt exactly want a piece of glass sitting infront of my subs in my boot.
Plus the lighting characteristics of glass is different to what you can easily achieve with perspex with a simple neon, can light the whole sheet to a nice glow.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:45 pm 
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im just after a piece like 600mm by 300mm, not big at all
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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:44 am 
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im just after a piece like 600mm by 300mm, not big at all


stick with the perspex dude..

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:02 am 
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what thickness mate? comes in 6,8,10.12,15,20,
i'd say 15mm would be sufficient for that,and would cost $50 or even 12mm at $40.
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Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:06 am 
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pitty you live in NSW.... i have a sheet 1200x2400 lying about at home... would have been able to cut you off a chunk... but i agree with the comment of boat window supplier... they will cut to size as well
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