So that's what I did yesterday, buy a thinner sheet of "lexan". Today
I cut it to the same size.
The 3/16" thick piece weighed 5.75 pounds.
The 1/8" thick piece weighed 3.625 pounds.
Just about 2/3rds, as would be expected. It feels lighter than that,
less than half the weight, but I guess that's an illusion.
I'm glad I bought lighter, even if it was another $25.
This doesn't matter anymore. While the orginal sheet by Sabic** had no
UV protection, the new sheet by Palram (made in Kutztown, Pa, where my
step-father taught school), called Palsun, has it on one side (and you
can buy it with anti-UV on both sides).
SABIC Innovative Plastics (GE Plastics) who I think hold the own the
word Lexan® , but loads of companies make the stuff.
It looks like I'd have to order this, and buy a whole sheet, 4x8' for
$125. Even if money didn't matter, too much of a hurry to order it.
The girl who had 7 years experience selling plastic, told me that
acryllic was still brittle, at the very least by comparison to lexan.
I bought a quarter sheet anyhow, for $20. It was labeled green, but
neither I nor the girl could see any color. The guy there did however,
It was also labeled iirc 030:030 or something similar. Means green.
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