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#1 posted 07-30-2017 06:55 PM

Use Lexan. It s a polycarbonate material (clear plastic) that it unbreakable.
1/8” would be strong enough or 1/4” just to be a little stiffer.
I wouldn t bother with 3/8 plexiglass.

- jbay

Lexan is not unbreakable. I dropped a Nalgene bottle onto a rock from about ~25ft and it broke in half. Possibly some combination of prolonged UV exposure, moisture, and heat?

Certainly it ll be a match for a soccer ball, but I m not sure how it ll hold up over time.

- jonah

A Nalgene bottle is not 1/8” thick. We re talking sheet goods not blow up bottles.
Obviously you know nothing about poly-carbonate sheet if you think a soccer ball could possibly break it.

I worked in a plastic shop for 2 1/2 years. I ve tried breaking Lexan with a hammer and it only dents.
Show me a piece of 1/8” lexan that you have broke.
I would put money that it would last over 10 years outside exposed to
(prolonged UV exposure, moisture, and heat)

- jbay

I said right at the end of my post that the Lexan sheet would be a match for a soccer ball, but thanks for the insult anyway.

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