pearlite????

Does anyone know where I can buy sheets of pearlite?? I have tried google and can't seem to locate a supplier. All I see is definitions and gun grips made from it.
Thanks, Kris
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Kris wrote:

Mebbe try a lutherie supplier? If I understand it correctly, that is. I'm thinking pearlite is, um, sheets of pearly-looking stuff (like what is used for accents on guitar necks).
If that's the case, I would repost this message to the music.makers.builders newsgroup. I can't remember if it's rec. or alt.
Hope it helps.
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I am looking for pearlite 1/4" and thicker luthier suppliers don't have that.
Thanks though

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Kris notes:

I tried a fast Google or two and discovered, among other things, that "pearlite" is heavily involved with metals, specifically sheet steel in the instances I found. So that's not much help.
I did try looking up plastics manufacturers. I suggest you do the same: you'll find most are Asian, I think (seem to be heavily Indian, then Chinese, Malaysian, Thai). Check with their sites to see what they make and then find a way (this may be a lot of fun) to ask them who their U.S. distributors are.
Good luck.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.comnotforme (Charlie Self) wrote:

Your post, Charlie, led me to pull out my woodturning catalogs as the pen makers often use similar pearly material but not in sheet form. It appears a more accurate label instead of pearlite would be acrylester and celluloid. A quick google search using these words along with sheet and knife or gun turned up what I think is what the OP is looking for.
For example: <http://www.texasknife.com/store/s-pages/TKS_7HandleMat-3.htm#IN01S
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