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Questions tagged [acrylic-glass]

For questions about working with acrylic glass such as the popular brand Plexiglass.

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Cutting a hole in baubles

When working with acrylic clear baubles like these What method can be used to cut a clean hole in the side to create a diarama within the bauble? I imagine using a dremel would create a jagged edge ...
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Where can I find 1/2" thick colored acrylic?

For years I've been looking for a low cost, reliable source for 1/2" thick acrylic (plastic/plexiglass/Plexiglas(R)) sheets in various colors and sizes. The only things I can find are clear/non-...
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Options for gluing thick paper to acrylic sheet

I would like to mount a photo to a clear acrylic sheet. The way I am planning to do that is by first gluing the photo to a thick paper sheet, and then gluing the thick paper sheet (e.g. 250 gsm) to ...
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Chemically etch (frost) acrylic (plexiglass)?

Is there an equivalent to Armour Etch (used in glass etching) for acrylic? I want to etch some text onto an acrylic sheet but I do not have access to a laser engraver. Sanding seems to be a common ...
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What's the name of this type of acrylic?

I recently came across Love Hulton's amazing work and was especially impressed by the aesthetic of the pearly acrylic front of the datorbox. I saw the same material being used for fashioning guitar ...
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How to dye a transparent piece of glass or plastic?

I want to dye (or buy) a piece of glass or plastic (whatever works best) white. However, I still want to be able to see through it. I guess about 80% white - 20% transparent. I only need to see ...
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Large plexiglass cylinder? [closed]

I'm looking for where to buy a large plexiglass/acrylic cylinder. The exact dimensions don't matter so much but I would like it to fit abound 5 gallons of water (after I close the bottom of course). ...
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How to add weights to circuit board standoffs(spacers) of a acrylic board?

I am using acrylic boards to make a desktop file organizer. The area of the bottom is 8"x4", and it has 4 legs. I will use circuit board standoffs(spacers) as the legs. The height of each leg will be ...
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Method for embedding rock mosaic in transparent material

I am looking for a way to do the following. 1. Arrange a pattern of semi-precious stones. 2. Embed it in a transparent medium so that it can be hung up, say in front of a window. Someone suggested I ...
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Clear paint to change color of diffused acrylic sheet?

I'm working on a costume that will require some accent lighting. I plan to accomplish this with a few small circuits to power white LEDs behind some diffused acrylic cutouts, so that the cutouts will ...
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Is there a special glue to use to bond acrylic and metal together?

I am currently looking into make some snow globes and I would like to bond the acrylic insert of the snow globe with the metal top. Does anyone know a glue that can bond these two materials together? ...
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What type of glue is used for gluing acrylic pieces together?

I am currently working on a project that would require me to glue several acrylic pieces to an acrylic base plate. The pieces would be laying flat on the base plate. The problem is that the acrylic ...
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Are there toxic concerns with using a heatgun/torch on plastic/acrylic?

I am looking to bend a piece of plastic/acrylic (not really sure what I'm getting yet), for a craft project I am working on. I watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkpqfcg1W_o where ...
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Are there specific types of plastic that are more “Clear” than others?

I am looking for brands/types of plastic that are more "clear" than others. I am not sure if there are any differences between types i.e., acrylic, plexiglass, etc, but I would assume that some are ...
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Plastic/Glass for a very large, custom frame

I am working on a large poster to display my original Pokemon cards, but because of the size of the cards and the way I wanted them to be laid out, store bought frames are out of the question. The ...
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Materials and procedures for painting acrylic (Plexiglass) sheet

I would like to paint acrylic sheet (Plexiglass) with acrylic paint. Both the sheet and the paint are opaque (black or white); single color all over. What kinds of paint should I use? What kinds ...