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Where can I purchase 20-30 pieces plexi/acrylic glass for 12x18"design, for faux stained glass painting project? Answered

20-30 students in class will be making faux stained glass Easter/cross design, 12x18" approximate size. Where could we purchase pieces of plexi/acrylic glass to accomodate their design?

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babybrands (author)2010-01-27

You could try ebay.
Its amazing what you can find there.

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Grathio (author)2010-01-24

Like pensic I buy most of my plastics from Tap Plastics, but they have a store just down the street from me.  My go-to place for materials on line is McMaster-Carr. They have just about everything, prices can vary between cheap to outrageous.

Let us know where in the world you are and maybe we can find something local.

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pensic (author)2010-01-24

I get most of my plastic from TAP Plastics.  They have stores where I'm located, but they also sell on-line.  Their material prices range from really good to "Bill Gates couldn't buy that." But I think that's just the state of plastic pricing these days.  If you find a walk-in store, they usually have a scrap bin with $1 pieces.

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Burf (author)2010-01-24

Your most economical source will most likely be a lumber yard. Buy it in full sheets and have them cut it to the dimensions you need.

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RavingMadStudios (author)2010-01-24

You can usually find very thin clear sheets of various types of plastic at places like Hobby Lobby or Michael's. Slightly thicker pieces are available at Lowe's/Home Depot in the window glass section. If none of these places are available, you'll need to locate a plastics supplier in your area.

Side comment: Steer clear of actual name-brand Plexiglas in favor of less expensive alternatives. Last time the price of oil went up, the price of Plexi shot through the roof and didn't come back down.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-01-24

Depends where in the world you are.

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