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Translucent Plexiglas


#1

Hi everyone! this is the first time posting for me. Have really
gotten a great deal out of your communications, especially the
accident thread. Anyway, I can’t find translucent Plexiglas anywhere.
Does anyone know of a place online where I can order it? I need the
kind that is used for photo tents.

Nancy


#2

Nancy, Plexiglas is a brand name for an acrylic plastic. If you do a
Google or other search for “acrylic plastic” you should find many
dealers to pick from. Joel

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com


#3

Hi Nancy,

I can't find translucent Plexiglas anywhere. Does anyone know of a
place online where I can order it? I need the kind that is used
for photo tents.

Try your local hardware store. Many of them sell sheets of plastic
in several finishes as replacement covers for fluorescent ceiling
light fixtures.

The stuff is easy to cut. It can either be sawn or scored & broken
like glass. Dave


#4

Hello Nancy If you can’t find translucent stuff you can always sand
blast clear plexiglass Best wishes from the UK where it is a clear
sunny day Regards Derick


#5
I can't find translucent Plexiglas anywhere 

If desperation strikes, you can spray regular transparent stuff with
the material used to “frost” glass in patterns using stencils.
Beware, though - you MUST do it in many light layers, or you will
get lumps and spatters. It comes in regular spray-paint cans, can
be found at craft stores.

Tas


#6

My jewelry instructor always used a tent she made from a piece of
dowel and frosted mylar purchased from an archetectural or drafting
supply store. Donna in VA


#7

We use a plastic diffusion material called Trans-lum that comes in a
54" wide roll. It’s on page 75 of Porters catalog or online at
http://porterscamerastore.com/ .

If you need ideas about forming a cone shape,
http://www.pulserate.com/cone/ offers a freeware program.

Another online source of various thickness of high and low density
polyethylene and high impact styrene sheet is U S Plastics
http://www.usplastic.com/ .

For a local source, check your yellow pages for Cope Plastics or try
a glass store.

Rod Grantham
www.granthams.com


#8

If you only need a small amount go and beg from your local sign
maker. They have cheap off cuts - sometimes free off cuts!

Tony Konrath
Key West Florida 33040


#9

Thank you, all of you that helped me with the Plexiglas problem. Rod
Grantham, thanks. Trans-lum, it is. Exactly what I needed! Another
question: I’m using two 600W quartz flood lights from my old
photography days. I’ll probably use it as a tent but was wondering
if I could use this trans-lum over the lens or would it just melt?
Nancy


#10

The heat from a 600 watt lamp would melt the 10 mil plastic
Trans-lum. Nancy, it’s my pleasure to have been of assistance.

Rod Grantham


#11
If you need ideas about forming a cone shape,
http://www.pulserate.com/cone/ offers a freeware program 

Rod Grantham,

I’m having problems with the cone program. It printed out the
original cone that opened with the program. And it was okay. Just
enough to get me hooked on the program. Now every time I make a cone
it prints out as a tiny speck on the paper even though I use inches
or even feet as the unit. I’ve tried uninstalling, reinstalling and
using all variables on my printer but something is wrong. I did send
an email to the creator but haven’t heard back yet. I thought maybe
you knew of a bug and how to fix it?

Nancy