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    P95 from Tap Plastics is matte finish on one side and is available as thin as 1/8". It makes a respectable ground glass which can be used as a back-up.
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    Bruce uses a "stick on" film to make the plexi GGs. I have one on my 11x14 - it takes a pound off it and works just fine.

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    For the price of what Dave charges for his SatinSnow gg why go through all the bother of making your own... unless it is for an emegency use.
    Dave produces a very fine product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan McIntosh
    In what ways is it better?
    I don't think anyone has mentioned that the plexi won't break. That is why i keep it on my Wehman.

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    just go to your local variety store (Woolworths, Kmart, etc), check out the stationery section for A4 plastic storage boxes, some are thick clear plastic frosted on one side

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    Actually Plexi will break, we were able to break it with pretty easy stress in testing we did on it, and also found that it will flex in various conditions of heat and cold, in the temps we get here in Montana during the winter, it can become quite brittle..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amund
    The glass GG that comes with the camera is just a regular run-of-the-mill GG, the Satinsnow GG I put in is much better. I usually have the plexi GG with me as a backup.
    I agree, Amund. I immediately installed a Satin Snow GG on my Wehman - the Satin Snow GG is much superior to both the Plexi and the Wehman GG. I normally don't even carry the Plexi GG in the Kelty backpack that I use as a camera case.

    I also have Satin Snow GGs on my 5x7 Deardorff, my 4x5 Shen Hao and my 2.25 X 3.25 Crown Graphic.
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    Richard Ritter loves Satinsnow glass, and is using it on his new ULF cameras, including some 16x20 backs he's been making.

    He uses a piece of plexiglas as a GG protector on the camera, held in place with Velcro dots - removable easily and less likely lost than the clamshell protectors. That piece, oversize, serves as an emergency GG when scuffed with the 400 grit sandpaper he carries in his tool kit. Yup, an inexpensive picture frame from Wally World works, too, in a pinch

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