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Chemically etch (frost) acrylic (plexiglass)?

I scoured the web looking for a simple way to etch acrylic plates and glasses, the way I etch glass plates and glasses using a stencil and etching cream. Could not find anything. Then it hit me - ...
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What glue should I use with acrylic and transparencies?

There are specific glues manufactured for gluing clear and colored acrylic. It is thinner than water and will spread via capillary action when used appropriately. Consider when locating and purchasing ...
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Are there toxic concerns with using a heatgun/torch on plastic/acrylic?

Yes, if you overheat it, most thermo-plastics will give off dangerous gases when heated above a certain temperature. For bending, you need somewhere between 100C - 170C (212°F - 338°F). Cast ...
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Which chemical/ substance could help make fractals in acrylic paint on glass?

I'm not sure I completely understand what your result should look like, but the example image is most likely created using acryllic pouring technique. It works by covering a canvas with a relatively ...
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Are there substances used in everyday life that are suitable for polishing acrylic glass?

If you don't have a suitable abrasive substance nor wish to purchase some, you really have only toothpaste as a possible solution. Some products are not abrasive and will accomplish nothing. Some may ...
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Transparent paint to change color of diffused acrylic sheet?

Rather than paint, which might peel weirdly on you, another option is to use inkjet transparency film and print the color you want on it and then affix it the acrylic. Walmart sells, and there's ...
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Are there specific types of plastic that are more "Clear" than others?

You're probably looking for acrylic. Computer case manufacturers often use acrylic. For a recent example, the Thermaltake core P5 atx case uses acrylic. Also, according to this datasheet acrylic has ...
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Method for embedding rock mosaic in transparent material

Another option would be to do two pours. This would be what I would have tried/suggested with epoxy resin. Make the first pour and let it harden. Do your best to try and remove bubbles during both ...
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What type of glue is used for gluing acrylic pieces together?

I would like to expand on EmRoBeau's answer a little. Acrylic cement is the common product used when trying to merge pieces of acrylic together. It is important to note that while it is commonly ...
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Can you turn a normal mirror into a one way mirror?

You're likely going to run into some issues with the coatings that protect the metal layer. There are several types of glass mirrors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror#Types_of_glass_mirrors ...
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Chemically etch (frost) acrylic (plexiglass)?

Sandblasting gives the best effect, but if you don't have the equipment or want to spend money acquiring it, and can't/don't want to just apply the stencil/masking and take it to someone else to sand ...
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How to Cut A Clean Rectangular Hole in a Plexiglass Box

For a rectangular hole, consider using a fairly small diameter drill bit, 3 mm diameter or smaller, one ideally designed for drilling acrylic. Too much pressure may crack the plastic, hence the ...
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Which chemical/ substance could help make fractals in acrylic paint on glass?

My wife enjoyed the effect of acrylic paint on glass. There may be a term for the process, although it escapes my alleged mind. The technical side of this purported grey matter suggested, with limited ...
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What type of glue is used for gluing acrylic pieces together?

There is such a thing as acrylic cement and it can be purchased on Amazon. I'm sure it can also be found in some plumbing or home improvement stores. There is also a WikiHow on safely gluing acrylics. ...
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What's the name of this type of acrylic?

I did a quick search for "pearlescent acrylic sheet" and it appears there is at least one resource for this type of product. Various contours and colors are available from Acrilex and they all look ...
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Are there specific types of plastic that are more "Clear" than others?

As far as clear plastics are concerned the only plastics that you can go for are acrylic plastics. They come in wide variety of colors as well as thickness and can be opaque or transparent. You can ...
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Is there a special glue to use to bond acrylic and metal together?

I would recommend using a 2 part epoxy resin: Gorilla offers a good one. 2 part epoxy resins require 2 elements to complete the adhesive solution - a resin and a hardener. Typically after mixing, ...
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Is there a special glue to use to bond acrylic and metal together?

I use a cheap (A$2) bonding agent with names such as 'Bond-Crete', or this one in the photo is 'KS Bond'. You can find this type of glue at any "cheap" or discount store (i.e. the $2 Shop, ...
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Creating one-way mirror-like lenses

If you put clear tape on frosted glass it becomes see-through. You could try that if it's meant to be a momentary peek-though situation. Or you could mostly frost it with white alcohol ink. Just ...
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Trouble finding 11mm metal spacer rings

This isn't a product recommendation and a different take on the question. The spacers appear to have been constructed from commonly available hobby tubing. Many big-box hardware stores, small-box ...
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How to add weights to circuit board standoffs(spacers) of a acrylic board?

For your purposes, one can expect that more weight, as low as possible, will accomplish your objective. With circuit board standoffs, you have a threaded hole at one end and a threaded stud at the ...
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Can you turn a normal mirror into a one way mirror?

If the existing mirror glass is removable, do so, because the chemicals involved in stripping off the existing reflective surface can damage the frame. I wouldn't recommend scraping the back of the ...
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Cutting a hole in baubles

If you require a circular opening and have access to a laser cutter AND the plastic is acrylic and not polycarbonate, the baubles can be cut with the laser cutter. The edges would be polished by the ...
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Where can I find 1/2" thick colored acrylic?

Calsak plastics in atlanta. You can buy a 4x8ft sheet for about 25$ they have every color of the rainbow. You can also look in catalogs that sell displays to stores, you can find every type of display ...
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Where can I find 1/2" thick colored acrylic?

Unless your customers require personalization of the game pieces, you might want to consider going to a mixed medium approach to your production. Prototype your products with the laser cutter using ...
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Options for gluing thick paper to acrylic sheet

To prevent warping, you can dry mount, or use high-quality double sided adhesive sheets. Cut the sheets to size beforehand (leaving, if desired, a small border of a couple of millimeters around the ...
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Chemically etch (frost) acrylic (plexiglass)?

Since you are familiar with Armour Etch, I would start there. Apply a drop of Armour Etch to a scrap of your acrylic sheet and see if it reacts. If it does, you have your answer; just mask off the ...
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Large plexiglass cylinder?

At the risk of answering a nearly closed question and related to your willingness to consider creating your own, it would appear that casting is going to be the only practical solution available, ...
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Transparent paint to change color of diffused acrylic sheet?

Use light gels (clear colored film that is used to add color to spotlights and such) layered behind clear acrylic. Not sure what glue to use to attach but spray mount would probably work. Gels come in ...
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Transparent paint to change color of diffused acrylic sheet?

You can get water based glass paints. When I worked in a hobby shop we sold glass paints, and instead of sheets of glass, there were various acrylic shapes or acetate sold with them (I think the brand ...
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