View Full Version : Local source for sheets of coro plast


Schwaggs
09-25-2006, 9:42 PM
Coro Plast is the corrugated pastic that the 1000s of roadside political and realty signs are made of. I need some for a project I am working on. Does anyone know where I can get full sheets of this stuff in the northern suburbs?

KuLLaS
09-26-2006, 9:35 AM
The hobby shop in Calhoun had some the name of the place is Prime time hobbys. if they are a little to far away i would check at some sign shops around. as i have gotten it from them most of the time ya can get scraps that has good size to them for nest to nothing

Schwaggs
09-27-2006, 11:58 AM
THANKS, I found it a my local sign store for $16 for a 4X8 foot sheet.

mojo
09-27-2006, 12:05 PM
I'm curious- what are you using it for?

Schwaggs
10-02-2006, 2:59 PM
I am using it to block light from my frag tank, which I run on a reverse light period from the display. The frag tank is about 3 feet behind and slightly higher than the display. The light from the frag tank was lighting up my whole fish room which prevented night from falling on my display. I cut pieces of Coroplast to block the light. I also cut pieces to act as a wall around the top of my display to prevent fish from jumping out of the open top.

BTW, this stuff would work perfectly for those of you wanting a "cushion" for your bare bottom tanks. I'm not sure how much starfire board costs but I suspect it isn't as cheap as $16 for a 4X8 sheet.

KuLLaS
10-02-2006, 6:49 PM
Using it for a BB my worry would be the break down of the material due to the uv? that stuff gets vrey brittle when left out in the sun for awhile

tsciarini
10-02-2006, 7:27 PM
Using it for a BB my worry would be the break down of the material due to the uv? that stuff gets vrey brittle when left out in the sun for awhile

I completely agree here...

Schwaggs
10-03-2006, 9:51 AM
Good point, I wasn't aware of that...