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    Where to buy plexi glass from?

    Hi all... I am looking for somewhere to buy plexi glass? I have been seeing all the great cases made from plexi and would like to give it a shot.

    Are they available at "national chains" like Home Depot, West Marine... etc???

    What do you use to cut plexi ? ...Dremel ?

    Thanks folks!

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    home depot sells it but you want like 1/4 inch plexi so its not too flimsy.. thats just my 2 cents.. I'm not sure home depot carries it.

    I found mine in a local plastics manufactor. The best way to cut it is like glass.. you etch it then just apply some preasure and it should break along the line.
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    Doesn't plexiglass have problems with static electricity, or how do you guys deal with this? Are there any sites that have some good tips on putting plexiglass cases together? Thanks!

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    I used the thickest plastic they carried at home depot. For static, I used the standoff's that come with cases... I still have to link them together for grounding purposes. I have pics of my case, just need to compose something on how I made it... if you request, I may just do that.
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    I would definitely be interested in that and will have to check out Home Depot. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by electron
    I would definitely be interested in that and will have to check out Home Depot. Thanks!

    Thanks for the tips on where to look and sizes to get. Geez... I didn't really think about static! I too would like some instructions when you have a sec!
    Thanks.

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    Static is a concern on cases, like plexi, that don't dissipate it well. That said, I don't think it's a large risk - I've done such a case, as have many others, without problems. Though if you expect it to be rubbing against carpet and such, matters may be a little different . If you want to be prudent/paranoid, sticking grounding points around the case can help dissipate static.

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    McMaster-Carr has everything, including static-dissipative plastic. Look under Raw Materials.

    You won't find this stuff at Home Depot.
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    Couldn't you just attach a wire from the plexi to some sheet metal on the car to discharge it?

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