I remember one day I had just finished tying down a load of 4x8 sheets of quarter inch acrylic I had just purchased from A&C plastics in Colorado Springs Colorado
I went back into the front office to sign the final invoice, I remember glancing over at a small will call area and saw leaning up against a rack a 2' x 3' piece of half-inch glass... I thought "well that’s odd"
So I asked the store manager...
"Hey when did you guys start selling glass" as I pointed to the piece
He said "What?" With a strange look on his face
"What... that?" he said pointing to the piece I was looking at... "That’s not glass" he said "That’s a piece of what is called #3030 Glass Green Acrylic, we had a customer return it, and it doesn’t have any of the protective paper on it. It's crazy how much it really does look like glass isn't it" he said
I was totally Blown Away. I thought to myself there’s No Way that’s acrylic, so I walked over and picked it up. Sure enough I could tell the second I picked it up that it was acrylic but it looked identical to a piece of half-inch glass
Long story short I bought a sheet that very day. Over the next few years I start to use it in different places and realized that it held up very well.