Cheapest Place on Gold Coast for Glass

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  1. Ol'Boy

    Ol'Boy New Member

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    Built a new enclosure and need glass for sliding doors, whats the cheapest place on the Gold Coast/ Tweed? Thanks. Been quoted $85 for two pieces 37cmx65 but that seems too pricey
     
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    Just look in the yellow pages. Don't go to the big suppliers, they have fixed prices and usually won't budge. The size you want will just come out of the scraps/discard bin anyway, so go to a smaller supplier that will be happy to get rid of a couple of offcuts. The price will be more if you need the edges polished - they usually charge by the metre for this. Sliding glass - make sure it's at least 5mm. Ring around.


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    Definitely get the edges harassed and polished. Makes for a much nicer finish and much better on the hands.
     
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    Thankyou
     
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    This. Plus if using it unharrassed/polished on plastic runners, it will rip them to shreds and not open smoothly. FYI- sanding glass is really not fun.
     
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    Without wanting to be a smartarse... it's actually "arrissed..." ;) As far as doing the edges yourself goes, it's quite easy if you get a cork sanding block and some 800 grit wet & dry paper, and dry rub the edges with that until they feel smooth - it doesn't take much. Make sure you do the corners as well to round off the sharp corner. Make sure you don't run your hand along the unsanded edge before you've treated it. Having said that, it's probably easier to get it done for you at the glazier's.

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