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    Acrylic

    What's the difference between acrylic and cast acrylic?

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    David Liles

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    most acrylic is extruded meaning formed into its shape right at the manufacturing stage (rods, sheets etc) as it comes out of the machinery. Cast is just that ...cast meaning molded, pored into molds while in liquid form. Usually done by injection method. You see this stuff on seamless items.
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    Good day everyone!

    I was wondering where would be the best (read:cheapest) place to purchase acrylic sheets in the Ottawa area? I have inquired with G.E. Polymers, here in Ottawa, and they want over 300$ for a full sheet of black acrylic (3/8" thick)!! I only required a sheet of 36" x 36". :OMG:

    Thanks in advance! :wave:
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    Harley at Acrylic City.
    His username on the board is Harley and his website is http://www.acryliccity.com/

    HTH,
    David Liles

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    Black and for that matter any color costs MORE then the clear stuff. Harley is the guy to contact as was stated above.
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    Gees! Do you guys live on this msg board? Answers are almost available within minutes! :dance: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: A really helpful bunch of people in here. I am very glad I found this board. :bananadan :bananadan

    Thanks a lot folks!
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    Check with Speedy Auto Glass also, when I worked there we always carried a 4 X 8 sheet (the store I worked) and it wasn't a bad price...oh look there's a 4 X 8 sheet here in my basement....now how did that get here???....ok ok move along nothing to see here !!
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    tictoc - LOLOLOLOL

    You are a real comedian! You should be on a stage! :dance-o-j Hey look! There's one leaving in 5 minutes! oof:

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    Serge, you can also try Canus plastics on Lisgar St in Ottawa...I get my acrylic there and it's about $7 per square foot for the 1/4 inch so it might be a bit more for 3/8".

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    7 a sq. is too much. even Rona can beat that. and you can also have them do your cutting plan for you.
    Rob

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