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also whats the difference between plexi glass and acrylic. because i might build a case but not sure which one to use.
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also whats the difference between plexi glass and acrylic. because i might build a case but not sure which one to use.
they're different formulations of plastic; plexi is generally stiffer and more brittle than acrylic.
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they're different formulations of plastic; plexi is generally stiffer and more brittle than acrylic.
so if i where to make a case i should go with acrylic
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Yes. Both should have acrylic, but I would call and check stock first as it is not always available (at least around my area).

I don't know if they can cut it for you, but if they can doing so will save you some time.
I'm not saying this is true about all Home Depots, but the one I went to had a very scarce selection. The only had clear 1/8" thick acrylic in varying sizes.
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they're different formulations of plastic; plexi is generally stiffer and more brittle than acrylic.
Plexi glass and acrylic are the same thing, acrylic is just a brand name.
You might be getting mixed up with acrylic and ploycarbonate.
    
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Plexi glass and acrylic are the same thing, acrylic is just a brand name.
You might be getting mixed up with acrylic and ploycarbonate.
You got that mixed up, plexiglass is a brand of acrylic.
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Common brands of high-grade acrylic include Polycast, Lucite and Plexiglass.
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Plexi glass and acrylic are the same thing, acrylic is just a brand name.
You might be getting mixed up with acrylic and ploycarbonate.
Turns out we're both a bit mixed up Acrylic (poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)) is the general term while Plexiglas is a Tradename
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You got that mixed up, plexiglass is a brand of acrylic.
Either way, plexiglass and acrylic are the same thing, it's polycarbonate thats different.
    
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Nightshade by VHT , it will give the glass a dark look but light will come through perfectly , I've used it to black out
my trucks tail lights , it works perfectly.
Now that is something to put in the modding file for future use.

+ for the link, and the idea.

Nice one, DiagnosisDirt.

P.S.

OP ~ If you do not have power tools, or it is your personal preference not to have to diddle around with them then polycarbonate may be a better choice as it is softer and easier to work with.
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i might just go to lowes and check it out
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