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Default Working with Plexiglass Acrilic Lexan Plastic Etc.

How to work with Plexi and other Plastics

Compilation of some research I did on working with plexiglass. I thought others might be able to benefit from it. I am looking into building my own refugium in the near future. Some really cool info. There are a few annoying vids from TAP plastics and instructions to make your own line/heat bender if you are a brave soul. Enjoy!

Line Bender (How to make one for bending Acrylic and Plexi)
How to: Build a heater strip to bend acrylic for 30 bucks or less! - MP3Car.com


How to glue properly:

How to cut properly:

How to Bend plexi using the above built heater:

Whole forum dedicated to plexiglass work:
Tips for working with plexi/acrylic - TBCS Community Forums

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Plexiglass Sheet, Acrylic Sheet, PLEXIGLASS ONLINE STORE, Industrial Plastic Sheet, Rod, Shapes

Delvies Plastics Inc.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great finds!

Thanks for posting this.

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definately a nice find
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pretty cool, thanks for posting.
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Great post...Thanks for the info....Always wanted to try making my own tanks...but have stopped at inserting my own baffles...Maybe one day...
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Great info thanks for sharing........welcome back psychographic long time.....maybe ill see you at the car show in syracuse this year
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^^^ I don't think he is back although we'd all like him to be. THis is an old thread i had found.
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Thanks for sharing.
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Great stuff! Here are some fabrication manuals from a couple acrylic manufacturers.

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