Acrylic Overlay info needed

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  1. Ron Belcher

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    There are many who use this on top of their map boards, and for good solid reasons!

    I have been told to go to Home Depot and/or Loew's to have them "cut to personal size".

    Has me thinking... I have long hard plastic tables that have metal legs that fold up for table
    storage or transportation. I am not good on measuring, right off the top. lol

    I believe it's Length x Width and the tables seem to be 6' x 4' . Now... I need my fellow gamer's
    inputs on what sizes they use and feel most comfortable with.

    Without any further adieu, please respond here. Much thanks and appreciation!

    - Ron B., Clovis, CA
     
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  2. Tony Costa

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    An alternative to a sheet of plexiglass is a poster frame, which are less expensive. Stores like Walmart, Target or craft/art supply stores like Michaels sell them.They come in various sizes and durability, prices range from $10 - $50 depending. I have a few that are 36x24 which are perfect for most standard one map wargames, and a few smaller sizes that will probably work for the LnL tactical games.
     
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  3. David K. van Hoose

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    Ron - I picked up my Plexiglas at Home Depot or Menards since they come in many different sizes I was able to get a 3' x 3' and a 3' x 6' with out any cutting ... all for under $60 ...
     
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  4. lucky henry

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    I quit using plexi because I didn't like the glare.
     
  5. David Gray

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    I've used poster frames and plexi. Both have their advantages. Poster frames can allow you to move a game if you are very careful.
     
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  6. Tony Costa

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    Keith Tracton has these cool clear plastic poster sleeve/pockets. Poster Top Loaders, I think.
    They are open on one end so you can slide the poster in.
    But he cut it so three edges are open and a long edge remains intact.
    Now the top flips up like a large clear plastic folder, lay the map in and close the top.
    Works great.
     
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  7. Ron Belcher

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    Possible for you to provide photos of the use? Perhaps even a short youtube video in LnLP Media section!?
    Thanks in advance! -Ron B., Clovis, CA
     
  8. Maurice Fitzgerald

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    Yea, top loaders are fantastic for smallish 11x17 maps. Just slide the map in and go. Easier than throwing a sheet of plexi over it, and not using the bulk of it. Plus they're a little more matte.
     
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    Anyone figure out how to take the glare off of plexi?
     
  10. Maurice Fitzgerald

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    No direct overhead lighting makes a big difference. If that isn't an option, they do make matte plexi as well.
     

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