Perspex - source?

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I need a small (300 x 410) perspex panel - 6mm tinted. I've been quoted £65 which seems a bit OTT. Any suggestions? I can't find a local supplier so it's going to have to be mail order.
 

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I need a small (300 x 410) perspex panel - 6mm tinted. I've been quoted £65 which seems a bit OTT. Any suggestions? I can't find a local supplier so it's going to have to be mail order.

I'm awaiting two sets of washboards from Trent Plastics, due to be delivered today. I haven't seen them yet, so don't know about quality, but the prices are just fine. Fifty quid for washboards for a Victoria 26, thirty for the Hunter 490. That's clear plastic, at my choice. Eagle wanted £250+ for the Victoria ones in tinted ...
 

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Thanks guys. Sorted, £8.40 inc delivery. I hadn't twigged that mmy size was within a whisker of A3 size so available off the shelf. Next question - can I bevel it with a router or will it just melt into a blob?
 

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Crazy price, SnowLeopard. Search Ebay for perspex sheet: you'll find it in various thicknesses and various tints. 'Buy it now' not action. I bought some recently from an Ebay vendor called Trent Plastics, together with some perspex rods.

The stuff is surprisingly workable. I haven't routed it, but considering how well it cut with a jigsaw, I would certainly try that. Good luck.
 

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Thanks guys. The piece arrived this morning. I'll try running it through the planer to start with. Not too bothered about polishing but I'd like to put a bevel on them to prevent sharp edges.

A much more serious problem is coming up. I have a crack in one of the main cabin windows, something like 1000 x 500 in 12mm bronze tinted acrylic. I don't think I'll find that on eBay!
 
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