There is no reason that you couldn’t use acrylic over glass with the following provisions:
- Structural integrity of the acrylic
- Nominal thickness of the acrylic. – The Panel Grip mechanisms have a clamping range in which the clamps perform. In my experience ¾” thick acrylic isn’t typically ¾” thick and therefore I would encourage you to ensure the actual material thickness falls within the clamping range of the fitting. See attached catalog page for clarification.
- Our test data is only supportive of using either tempered monolithic and or tempered laminated glass. Unfortunately I do not have data in support of our system and the use of acrylic and therefore I would have to direct you to the manufacturer of the acrylic as well as a structural engineer for clarification regarding suitability.
- The Panel Grip 2 base extrusion is offered in alloy 6005 T5 with a mill finish outward appearance. Without a suitable post extruded finish being applied to the product I would have concerns regarding the durability and product performance in a corrosive environment. Note if you opt to anodize the base extrusion to mitigate the risk against salt water corrosion a secondary consequence of the honeycomb design and differential outer wall material thicknesses is to create visual markers on the base’s outer facing surfaces. You may wish to consider opting for a painted surface and if so I would ask you to review suitability with a qualified paint applicator.