where can i buy long lengths of clear perspex?

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  1. ReproMan

    ReproMan Well-Known Member

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    i want to make a pistol stand for my mk23 socom like the one out of Chuck (below) i figure the length of the perspex part to be 5500mm long and all the sites i've looked at seem to have a max length of 3000mm or did find one place that did 5000mm length tho. anyone have any ideas? 3mm thickness.
    any help appreciated

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  2. glenthornetms

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    It's been a while but I used to order it from builders merchants i.e. Jewson, also from a local commercial sign company. They were cutting it to size also for a little extra cost. I was using it for display cabinets and plinths which was for games days and trade shows.
    Maybe this can 'spring' some ideas for your search :)
     
  3. ReproMan

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    thanks for the advice, just emailed a company and may be able to get it made cheaper than buying a sheet that is big enough for the length hopefully they can do it
     
  4. b26354

    b26354 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    5500mm is 18 feet. Looks more like 550mm to me which is a more manageable 21.6 inches.
     
  5. ReproMan

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    somehow i added an extra 0 and didnt even realise i was looking for 18ft by mistake lol thanks for spotting that, some ppl gonna think am an iddiot, yeah 55cm = 550 not 5500 lol
     
  6. who45

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    you need a perspex/acrylic specialist imo, someone that forms and cuts perspex day in day out - theres lots around - but go for the smaller companies.

    the smaller business will more than likely have offcuts and will sell you some of that for a quick bit of cash in hand - or you will get lucky and get it for free
     
  7. Spaceace

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    I work for a sign company in Hull, send me a pm if you want to come get some acrylic from me, wont cost much...I make display cases all the time out of the stuff.
     
  8. ReproMan

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    thanks for the offer spaceace, no transport atm tho but may take you up on the offer in future
     
  9. glenthornetms

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    There's your man /\ sign guys are great for this stuff - ask around I'm sure there must be someone in your area...great looking prop by the way :thumbsup
     

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