Questions tagged [plastic]

For questions about utilizing plastic, or materials meant to be used with plastic. Questions about specific types of plastic, such as PVC or ABS, should also use those tags.

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How can I cleanly cut thick plastic straws?

I have drinking straws like this: They are thicker, reusable straws, probably PVC. They're the thickness you generally find in tumblers that come with their own straw. I thought it'd be neat and ...
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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 ...
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Can I melt or weld broken ABS plastic back together?

I'm still working on developing a game plan for repair and customization of some action figures, and I'm wondering about making the broken parts a single piece again without the use of epoxy. The ...
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How do I choose which adhesive or material to repair action figures?

I have several types of action figures that need minor repairs (small details broken off) and major repairs (limbs broken). Some of these parts are soft, flexible plastic, some hard, and some are ...

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