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Is this a suitable material for a window panel? (acrylic substitute)

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/PETG-CLEAR-PLASTIC-SHEET-0-020-X-24-X-24-VACUUM-FORMING-RC-BODY-HOBBY-/281031271826?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item416ec4e592

found this while looking for acrylic, its price is what attracts me compared to acrylic
i got confused by its description though because it almost makes it sound flimsy???
post #2 of 11
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Oh i guess i should add that im modding this case window

i would like a minimum of 2'x2' to work with
im unsure of the thickness i will need. I plan to hold it on with neodimium magnets.

Ideas for the fan hole(s) still need to be brainstormed. I dont like the location of the current hole, i think i would preffer to have it closer to the front of the case or closer to the top (im mostly concerned about VRM cooling over GPU cooling)
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well if you have the right tools you can cut any thing and the neodinum magnets sound cool bet they will cause a bulge on the side panel
 
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well if you have the right tools you can cut any thing and the neodinum magnets sound cool bet they will cause a bulge on the side panel

what tools would you say are needed?

and what do you mean they will cause a bulge???
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well how do you plan on attaching the metal to the acrylic then magintizing it to the case
 
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i was planning on gluing the magnets onto the acrylic then putting it against the metal and having another magnet on the other side

|(+)magnet(-)||metal||window||(+)magnet(-)|
post #7 of 11
Would that look okay? Why not pop rivets. They look pretty cool. Also that stuff looks fine to me. I can't imagine it being too much of a problem as an rc body material.
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Would that look okay? Why not pop rivets. They look pretty cool. Also that stuff looks fine to me. I can't imagine it being too much of a problem as an rc body material.

i dont have a rivet gun/tool and i want to keep my purchases for this project to a minimum. also the magnets should still look pretty decent, they are just flat silver disks after all smile.gif
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Rivets tools are only about 20 dollars and digits are like 12 cents each
 
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post #10 of 11
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Rivets tools are only about 20 dollars and digits are like 12 cents each

and magnets are 2$ for 40 of em which i can also make other use of them smile.gif
you have yet to tell me why they are such a bad idea.
ill be honest, i cant picture my plan going badly with any bowing, bending, bulging or deforming of the panel or window.

Untill i get a solid reason why i shouldnt use this plan, im sticking to it. My question was not about the method of fastening the window, it was whether or not the plastic i listed would be suitable.
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