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translucent plastic for vacuum forming?

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by re, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. re

    re New commenter

    Technology sell translucent polypropelene sheet which is ideal for this type of project.
     
  2. If you have the clear plastic stuff knocking around & you have limited resources you could dye sub patterns onto it or add paint or transfers to the material. Hope this helps
     
  3. I have used translucent acrylic for a light project before but they come in 3mm thick, thus not easy to vacuum form. Instead, I have to blow-mould it.
    DT tr in Singapore
     
  4. Spencer_DT

    Spencer_DT Occasional commenter

    Yep agree there, BQ and Homebase sell frosting paint. Lightly rub down clear polystyrene with light wet and dry so it looks "dusty" then simple add frosting spray. Used it for some time then realised that white primer added from a distance looks just as good and is far cheaer and dries in minutes.
    Cheers
     

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