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Old 09-01-02, 04:22 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Is acrylic and plexiglass the same thing?


Are they? A quick search online makes me wonder, often times acrylic is reffered to as plexiglass and vice versa. Is one just a trade name or something?

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Old 09-01-02, 05:18 PM   #2
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yep same thing
or pretty much anyway

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arcrylic is higher quality ... and ... looks better... and ... is more expensive... and... not much else to say.
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Old 09-01-02, 08:26 PM   #4
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ok i remember now, plexiglass is a brand, just like lucite and lexian
plexyglass is acrylic, i dont knwo what lucite is i think it is acrylic tho, lexian is polycarbonate

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Old 09-02-02, 12:52 AM Thread Starter   #5
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Yeah, I've seen plexiglass as a brand name for acrylic, that's why I asked, but then I see 'plexiglass' and later in the same site 'acrylic plexiglass'. From what I can tell they're the same thing.

I found a 20 gallon plexi aquarium tank for $15 in the classifieds, I was hoping to use acrylic cement/glue with it and get my bong tube in there good. Looks like I can now. I might even get an acrylic sheet as a cover for the tank...

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