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Author Topic: Smoked Lexan instead of Tempered Glass?  (Read 704 times)

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Smoked Lexan instead of Tempered Glass?
« on: June 11, 2006, 11:44:34 am »
Someone told me that smoked tempered glass for my cocktail cabinet would run me ~$350.  That's above and beyond my budget, so would Smoked Lexan be a good cheap alternative?

The glass would be the standard cocktail size and all.  Thanks!

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Re: Smoked Lexan instead of Tempered Glass?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006, 11:53:20 am »
May I suggest using our search feature. This has been discussed numerous times

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=search

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Re: Smoked Lexan instead of Tempered Glass?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2006, 11:57:07 am »
I did a search last night, and didn't come up with a specific lexan vs. tempered glass post.  Perhaps you could link me to a specific post . . . ?  The search terms I used obviously failed me, and for that I  apologize.

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Re: Smoked Lexan instead of Tempered Glass?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2006, 12:48:15 pm »
The glass I just bought for my upright (26" x 26.25") was only around $70, (with the edges brushed for smoothness-i.e. to ground out sharp edges.)

It was greylite #14.  Found that suggested by another member.  Works and looks great.
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Re: Smoked Lexan instead of Tempered Glass?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2006, 02:53:25 pm »
Someone told me that smoked tempered glass for my cocktail cabinet would run me ~$350.  That's above and beyond my budget, so would Smoked Lexan be a good cheap alternative?

The glass would be the standard cocktail size and all.  Thanks!

You need to check on that price.  Sounds pretty high to me.  I remember doing some comparisons for my upright and the price of lexan and glass was very close.  I ended up with plexi for half the price and just went slow when working with it. 

For a sit down cab I would think you would want to go with tempered glass.  It will be stronger all around and better suited to the table.  Just call around to a few places and see what they can do.

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