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Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« on: June 18, 2014, 07:18:11 AM »
Gidday all.
I'm trying to buy sheets of polycarbonate but the postage is a killer-$13!
In contrast,I can get Acrylic Perspex much cheaper in cost and postage.
My question is What is the difference? Is Poly a bit like an ice cream lid,in that its flexible,& Acrylic is not?
Any input appreciated gents.Marty.



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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 09:49:02 AM »
Acrylic is optically clearer, around 94% whilst polycarb is around 85%, not a huge difference.

Polycarb has a lot higher impact strength. Say 100 times stronger than glass where as Acrylic is only around 25 times.

Acrylic is more resistant to scratching however, polycarb can scratch up easier, tends to be a bit softer.

Acrylic has a slightly lower speciifc gravity, 1.14 approx where as polycarb is approx 1.2. This means Polycarb will sink a bit better, slightly anyway.


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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 10:01:08 AM »
Cheers Muz,so it'd be OK/people use the Acrylic Perspex then?

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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 11:03:45 AM »
Not sure what people do use, it will work, whether it's better..not sure.

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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 06:05:50 PM »
I thing most use poly carb. Perspex tends to crack & break too easily.

Better than both IMHO is an alloy or stainless bib.....bulletproof by comparison

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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 06:20:54 PM »
Oh OK Fitzy.So just a 1.5 mm aluminium sheet?

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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 07:08:14 PM »
Oh OK Fitzy.So just a 1.5 mm aluminium sheet?

1.5 is good mate

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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 11:57:44 PM »
Come along to the Lure & Fly Expo & ask around with some of the makers & compare one to the other.  :tick

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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 06:58:37 AM »
Thanks Steve.
Yes Fitzy,ill be there for sure.Looking forward to it.

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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 07:45:56 AM »
I reckon I've caught more fish on lures with alloy bibs over the years.

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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2014, 09:00:00 AM »
Yeah,I'll give both types a go for sure.Thanks A.B.

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Re: Bib material. Polycarbonate vs Acrylic Perspex
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 02:44:59 PM »
Gidday all,Marty here,just new name.
If I get 1.5 mm alloy,where can you buy it,wwhat's,say an A4 size piece worth,& as the alloy bibs are painted,does one rough them up slightly for the paint to stick?
Sorry,but I want to get this right.So at what stage are they glued in,and will your average tinsnips do the job?
Thanks guys.
Marty

 

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