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    Acrylic case - heat and hight temperatures - is it dangerous or not ? Inflammable ?

    Hi!

    i plan to put my carpc inside an acrylic case on my car....but i am concerned with heat/high temperatures....will these destroy the case or will it burn ???? (silly question maybe but i have some doubts...since i havent done any acrylic case till now....and the first one will live on a car....)

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    The typical auto-ignition point on acrylic Plexiglas is over 800 degrees F. I assume the melting point is somewhere way up there as well. In other words, the computer itself would die long before the case would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcom2073 View Post
    The typical auto-ignition point on acrylic Plexiglas is over 800 degrees F. I assume the melting point is somewhere way up there as well. In other words, the computer itself would die long before the case would.

    hmmmm...i see.....so no need to worry....always learning.....in fact i couldnt believe that an acrylic case would burn just for the fact of being exposed to heat....but melting....no problem...

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    While acrylics dont combust until over 800 degrees they do start disforming at a much lower tempature. I think its somewhere over 150 degrees F (maybe 180-200). I think it will be fine even on a hot day and i am pretty sure ive seen some people who have built plexi cases for their car.

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