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rigid white plastic sheet/board

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by JohnD, 23 May 2021.

  1. JohnD

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    I am looking for a flat piece to make a 600mm disk out of, not expensive.

    this is backing for a garden clock, the one I bought is a "skeleton" with hands and chapter ring but no dial, so not easy to see on a brick wall.

    I think perspex or PVC as used on plastic doors, or a bath panel, would do, it has to withstand weather but will not be under any load.

    Laminated chipboard would not do as it is exposed to storms.

    Any suggestions please?
     
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    Find a local sign manufacturer, they use a sandwich material of very thin painted alloy on each face, with plastic in the middle, around 4mm total thickness. They just dump offcuts, I scrounged a door sized sheet of the small door of my garage for free. They also use various sheet perspex and plastics.
     
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    Yes as Harry suggests use signwriters 'foam board', light and durable and dirt cheap, I've used a company called Trent plastics in the past or find a local firm and pop in, something the size you need would be an off cut just laying around
     
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    Thanks, that sort of thing would do, but not as cheap as I hoped.
     
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    How much cheaper do you want, than free?
     
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    Paint the wall white?
     
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    A piece of tile backer board is pretty impervious to weather and is relatively cheap, then you could paint it.
     
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