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Modding Acrylic Showoff - All different colors, surfaces etc

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Fonne, 9 Jun 2012.

  1. bluc

    bluc New Member

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    Same have never seen the fancy stuff only tint solid colour or transparent. Can you get marble affect?
     
  2. Ulti

    Ulti Poor student

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    Wow, I've always been a fan of brushed aluminium, but this looks pretty amazing.

    I wonder what brushed acrylic would look like? Or would it just end up looking like scratched acrylic?
     
  3. Fonne

    Fonne New Member

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    Cant remenber seeing one myself, but would think that you can get it ... But you can get something very close to chameleon paint that changes color, have been using it a couple of times.

    Maybe next week I can show some testing, hope to get more time ...
     
  4. Ulti

    Ulti Poor student

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    Interesting! Can't wait to see what it looks like. Thanks in advance!
     
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  5. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom New Member

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    Does that sparkle acrylic have the metalic flake all thoughout it? Can you cut/machine it and then flame polish the edges to get the appearance back? If you cant flame polish it, can you sand it (i.e. 500 grit, 1k grit, 2k grit, polish) to get it looking shiny again?
     
  6. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Well-Known Member

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    Fonne, you are one hell of a tease.

    From looking in this thread and doing some googling I'd love to do a custom case in either a frosted or pearlescent acrylic.
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    @Andy - I tried that road once too. Suppliers either want you to buy several full sheets, or don't reply at all.
     
  8. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    I'm thinking of getting some matte white 5mm soon to make a backplate with, I'm getting a piece of chrome laser for over the top so sparkly white could be amazing.

    @Cheapskate there are places that do it but not necessarily the range

    http://www.cutplasticsheeting.co.uk/
     
  9. Fonne

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    Only the top layer got the sparkle effect - You can always polish acrylic after machine/cut to make it shiny again - But sometimes it can be a lot af work :-D

    Thats right, some have a pretty decent range, but the most custom ones you need to buy in full sheets - Almost always.


    Right now I am fightning go get some very special acrylic (Not shown here) - Found it one place in Germany, but the will only sell me a 2000x3000mm sheets = Cost $$$$$$$$
     
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  10. Fonne

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    Maybe a need case windows ? :)

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  11. Loafers

    Loafers What's a Dremel?

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    so pretty. good to know transparent isn't the only option.
     
  12. Fonne

    Fonne New Member

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    You can gets almost every thing :) ...

    What about some mirror acrylic ?

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  13. coffinator6

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    Anyone know a US supplier with the same assortment of acrylic?
     
  14. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    There are plenty of places that sell all sorts of acrylic Very few of them will do less than a full sheet though.
     
  15. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    Yes, that's the problem with most acrylic suppliers -- they want you to purchase an entire sheet which usually runs a couple hundred dollars or more, and that's exclusive of shipping. I guess they can't be bothered marketing offcuts or scrap in smaller sizes for hobbyists, but it sure would be wonderful. Loving the variety in color and design.
     
  16. coffinator6

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    My local supplier( Regal Plastics in Oklahoma City) has stopped carrying anything but clear sheet and tubes any thicker than 1/4" wall in stock. Although I can buy sheet by the square foot with no minimum as long as it's in stock.
     
  17. Fonne

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    Its really hard to make a decent profit, on selling this "custom" acrylic in smaller sizes.

    The assortment that i have showed will cost a fortune to have in stock, and how big is the marked really ?

    50% or more would newer be sold, and many sheet would be standing with smaller cut outs ..

    If people could get together and share a full sheets of 1-2 colors, that would be more realistic - Some of the sheets that i have shown really cost $$$$ ....
     
  18. coffinator6

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    It might be worth it for across the bond to get together and make a group buy locally. Then have it cut and sent to everyone who ordered it.


    what's the most expensive one you have shown?
     
  19. Fonne

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    The clear 40mm is really some expensive stuff, but dont have all the prices on hand ..

    The 5mm black/glitter cost around 75 $ per square meter (1 Sheets = 450 $)

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  20. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Is there such a thing as scratch resistant (or even scratch proof) acrylic finishes?

    That got to be my number one peeve regards acrylic, I never have problems with alu sheet!
     

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