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Old 10-24-2011, 09:00 PM
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acrylic panels for door?

At the upholstery supply shop this weekend, got all my vinyl, chip board, etc. They didn't have any foam board. They recommended a 4x8 black sheet of acrylic instead. They claim it will heat bend just fine and would make good door panels. $40 a sheet is what they sell it for, less 30% for the sale they're having. I haven't found anyone locally who stocks foam board and I was going to just get luan plywood, but I've got a section of cab in my 48 F1 pickup that needs a pretty good bend. Any thoughts on the acrylic sheet, or do I need to continue the hunt for foam board?

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I've bent smaller acylic sheets just using a heat gun. It might be a trick on something that big but if it can be done on smaller areas, should be OK.
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Acrylic would work, but it is heavier and forms at 350 degrees. PVC foamboard is a far better choice and forms at a much lower temperature. The price is good, I pay $28 for a sheet of foamboard, which is what your cost would be on the acrylic.

How about A&C Plastic products, and Colorado Plastic Products, both in Colorado Springs?
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