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Old May 14, 2012, 12:29 AM
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Vivak PETG sheet supplier

Hello all!

I need some help finding a supplier of PETG sheet in Australia for vac forming purposes. It seems that most suppliers sell very large sheets, and won't do mail order. I live 600km away from Perth so zipping into town for a piece is not a viable option. I've been ordering my plastic from Dynamic Balsa in the USA but postage charges are pretty stiff....

If anybody knows of a supplier that will sell smaller pieces (or section a large sheet) and deliver by mail, please post the info here?

Thanks a lot in advance

Odd
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Old May 14, 2012, 04:01 AM
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Hey odd, talk to mainline plastics, and tell them what you want, they may mail you something.

If not, I'll slice up my monstorous roll (8' x 4' x 0.5mm clear) and send you some sheets.
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Old May 14, 2012, 04:08 AM
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Depending what thickness you want I have a most of a 1200 X 2400 sheet which I have been used for vac forming. I'll have to check the thickness tonight.

Depending on what you are making I have found that it is not the best plastic to use. I made some cowls and then painted them black, one hot summers day they did distort considerably.

I haven't tried clear canopies.

Willing to cut some off the sheet and post at your cost.

Cheers
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Old May 14, 2012, 10:24 AM
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My last lot of PETG came from Allstar plastics in QLD. Each sheet of 0.5mm cost me $35/sheet and shipping to NSW was $20 for up to 3 sheets if I was happy to have it cut in half length ways. I've done plenty of vac forming with it and it's good stuff.
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Old May 14, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Thanks guys, your responses are truly humbling.

I'll see if I can find Mainline or Allstar. If it comes to naught I'll send you some PM's!

You guys are really great!

Regards

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Old May 18, 2012, 05:11 PM
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My local Spotlight store sells PETG clear sheet in smaller sizes for the ladies to do doll houses and scrap booking. I think the sheets are A3 and A2 size from memory.

Unknown if Spotlight have shops in WA but thought some other RC'ers might find it in a local store.

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Old May 18, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Yep, Spotlight is in WA- will check them out too! Thanks for the heads-up.
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Old May 18, 2012, 08:30 PM
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I know the spotlight stuff you're talking about, I have a sneaking suspicion it's acetate, and it's pretty thin, shirt box thin IIRC.

Then again, they may have changed their stock since I last went in to buy pins.
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