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Plastics


Hey Chance,


Could you chat up a moment about the type of plastic with the color right thru it. Woodworking is what I do but did learn some plastic work in High School. I see plastics have changed.

Any tips and info for our round table readers

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Tony

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Re: Plastics


Hi Tony,
 Great question...but risky to answer. I will try my best without giving away the ranch of my building methods and materials.
 The material you ask of is called Sintra. I have an extensive background in the Sign Industry and became familiar with this awesome product.
 It is rigid, foamed, closed-cell PVC sheet. Light weight, high strength, good chemical resistance, virtually any adhesive can be applied to this material. Mechanical fasteners are also commonly used for sheet stock. Vinyl Application & Screen Printing are typically used for decoration etc. You may use Enamel Paints on the surface.
We were the first company to use Sintra as our main substrate for manufacturing magic effects. It was experimented with by other companies but never mastered. I decided to try it out and after many months of trial and error, I had learned all the tricks to using this product.
 The most common questions asked are:
 
What tools are used to fabricate?
 Answer: Any tool used for wood will work with Sintra.

What type of Glue is used to laminate, glue pieces together etc.?
Answer: Super Glue. Do NOT try anything else or you will have terrible results. It bonds fast and welds strong. Edges must be clean and smooth for best bond.

What is your preferred cutting tool?
Answer: Router. Use a Router Jig for best results when making multiple items.

What do I use to clean the material?
Answer: Windex and a Lint Free cloth. Pat the edges dry as they tend to be more porous and can attract lint easily.
 Is it expensive?
 Answer: YES! But well worth the labor saved compared to Wood as you have no need for Priming, excessive sanding & painting labor and materials.
Well, I will add more thoughts as they come but this will give you a good start emoticon
Thanks
Chance
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