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    What store can I go to in STI for plexiglass cut to size?

    I tried Bellon but possibly I asked incorrectly.

    I think in some countries it is called perspec; I think it is polycarbonate.

    I am building a radio and I plan to use plexiglass for the case so the parts are visible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeyers View Post
    What store can I go to in STI for plexiglass cut to size?

    I tried Bellon but possibly I asked incorrectly.

    I think in some countries it is called perspec; I think it is polycarbonate.

    I am building a radio and I plan to use plexiglass for the case so the parts are visible.
    is plexi good for rejecting interference?

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    it's called plexiglass in spanish too. ochoa sells it, i just called them. sheet of 4 ft x 8 ft, in transparent finish cost 3,603 pesos. they also sell half or quarter sheet but they do not have a machine to cut it to your specs. the guy who talked to me said it is also called "mika" (spelling?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    is plexi good for rejecting interference?
    Not at all for radio frequencies. Maybe for rejecting loud audio frequencies.

    My radio is a small crystal receiver and those have so many short comings that they couldn't sound worse if you put them in a microwave oven. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    it's called plexiglass in spanish too. ochoa sells it, i just called them. sheet of 4 ft x 8 ft, in transparent finish cost 3,603 pesos. they also sell half or quarter sheet but they do not have a machine to cut it to your specs. the guy who talked to me said it is also called "mika" (spelling?).
    DV8 thank you. Tom

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    you are very welcome. the guy understood me all right over the phone and my first question was simply "usted venden plexiglass?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeyers View Post
    What store can I go to in STI for plexiglass cut to size?

    I tried Bellon but possibly I asked incorrectly.

    I think in some countries it is called perspec; I think it is polycarbonate.

    I am building a radio and I plan to use plexiglass for the case so the parts are visible.
    Bellon actually has a better selection in STI. When you walk in, go to the small store that sells mirrors/picture frames etc that's near the cafeteria. She has a small sample sheet of all the different thicknesses of plexiglass that they sell, there's like 10 different options.

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