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    Post  david f Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:28 am

    If you really must have a clear tube best to go for polycarbonate, perhaps:

    https://www.theonestopplasticsshop.co.uk/polycarbonate-tubes-c-982.html?page=2&sort=3a&osCsid=pe7uo6laamtnmdg71905falo42

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    Post  John Wrennall Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:56 pm

    Can anyone assist?

    I have recently obtained some pieces of transparent plastic of unknown provenance.
    One piece is known, it has a Lexan sticker on it.

    Does anyone know a sure fine way to determine if my other sheets are acrylic or poly-carbonate.

    I already know from bitter experience that Acrylic cracks easily and I have some more bulkheads to fabricate.

    regards
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    Post  timgarrod Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:35 pm

    Cheers David,

    Will come in handly.
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    Post  merriman Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:55 pm

    John Wrennall wrote:Can anyone assist?

    I have recently obtained some pieces of transparent plastic of unknown provenance.
    One piece is known, it has a Lexan sticker on it.

    Does anyone know a sure fine way to determine if my other sheets are acrylic or poly-carbonate.

    I already know from bitter experience that Acrylic cracks easily and I have some more bulkheads to fabricate.

    regards
    John

    Acrylic -- you can't cut it with a knife, it will chip. Heat it and it will smell 'sweet'

    Lexan -- you can carve it with a knife.

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    Post  John Wrennall Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:32 am

    Thank you for that info David.

    Now where have I put my old Whittling knife..

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    Post  bwi Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:55 pm

    John Wrennall wrote:Can anyone assist?

    I have recently obtained some pieces of transparent plastic of unknown provenance.
    One piece is known, it has a Lexan sticker on it.

    Does anyone know a sure fine way to determine if my other sheets are acrylic or poly-carbonate.

    I already know from bitter experience that Acrylic cracks easily and I have some more bulkheads to fabricate.

    regards
    John

    Don't know this is the best way to test it :-)

    Grtz,
    Bart


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsls5ZPCUnE



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    Post  John Wrennall Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:16 pm

    Bart/David M

    Nice Video - anything that survives those tests, I would trust.

    I have finally decided to cut off a sample piece from each sheet and then try to carve some slivers off each followed by a gentle caress with a blowlamp and finally an intimate introduction to a 1 LB (imperial) ball peen hammer. Methinks that safety goggles would be advisable...

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    Post  merriman Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:23 pm

    John Wrennall wrote:Bart/David M

    Nice Video - anything that survives those tests, I would trust.

    I have finally decided to cut off a sample piece from each sheet and then try to carve some slivers off each followed by a gentle caress with a blowlamp and finally an intimate introduction to a 1 LB (imperial) ball peen hammer. Methinks that safety goggles would be advisable...

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    Post  K80 Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:35 am

    http:// clearplastictube .co .uk/Polycarbonate-Tube


    I stumbled across this

    I thought that it may be of help

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