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    Quote Originally Posted by covewi View Post
    After nearly 3 months of work my 5 X 6 P10 panel matrix is up an running. Thanks to everyone for their help and ideas. I learned a lot and can't wait for the holidays.
    Thought I would post a few photos and ask another question.

    Which do you suggest? Lexan or Plexigalss (http://www.plasticgenius.com/2011/08...n-matchup.html)
    Also what thickness would work best for this size enclosure?

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    I use 1/4 inch lexan it stands up well to IF light and adds nice rigidity to the enclosure.


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    Extruded Acrylic is the best and least pricy. Lexan is strong, but more prone to scratching and yellowing - does resist them rock throwers best. Acrylic does well with rocks, but nowhere like Lexan. Acrylic is much hard to scratch and no yellowing over time. I have 3 smaller P10, second season and all - all with acrylic.....Biggest P10 is 12 panels; I use 1/8", but 1/4 would be best for your size.
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    Has anyone used or know about this product.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/OPTIX-48-...102S/205351368

    Its expensive but its more online especially when I figure in shipping and cutting costs. Hopefully this will be an acceptable choice.

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    I couldn't see spending $200 + shipping for 1/4" X 65" X 39" for plexiglass to cover the matrix right now. I saw online where people are making storm windows and screen porch windows out of 16 mil clear vinyl. Its very strong, clear and tough.

    I am using these metal frame making strips - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Saint-Go...92-U/100397094 and https://www.growerssupply.com/farm/s...29_107760.html

    I did find that my local Joann fabric has the same stuff - http://www.joann.com/disco-vinyl-fab...r/1532449.html

    The corners will be connected using these - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Saint-Go...71-U/100397097

    The plan is to screw down the finished frame to the 1 X 1 that hold the P10 panels and then use silicone sealant to seal any gaps. This will also save adding 35 pounds to the overall weight of the matrix.

    I will post a photos by the weekend - I have to get this done in time for the next Thursdays opening night.

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    Made the screen frame today - hopefully I get it covered in the next few days with the clear vinyl.

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