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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I have two 8X10 Home Depot 'plastic' sheets in hand both will OE protective sheeting still intact

    1 is Non-Glare Plaskolite, which indicates this side out, even with the shipping sheets still on it makes a very poor GG

    2 is Lexan made by same company, I tried a DA with fine grit on a different piece some years ago. Tough stuff, too tough...

    Graham's spray window frosting will be necessary on either

    It would be interesting to try and emulate the KMV GG coating

    Maybe use pinstripe tape to make aerial views in the frosting...
    Isnít Lexan GEís name for polycarbonate?

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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    No longer a quibble

    Lexan by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr



    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    Isnít Lexan GEís name for polycarbonate?
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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    No longer a quibble

    Lexan by TIN CAN COLLEGE, on Flickr
    From Wikipedia:

    “ Once patent priority was resolved, in Bayer's favor, Bayer began commercial production under the trade name Makrolon in 1958 and GE began production under the name Lexan in 1960.”

    As the Rimowa distributor in the USA we introduced their Polycarbonate luggage which replaced their earlier ABS luggage.

    Sabic bought the GE plastic division in 2007.

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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    I have a big sheet of Makrolon LD for LED diffusion, free sample

    Good stuff
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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    A real plastic store would be a better bet. They typically have discount bins of all kinds of random scraps. Polycarbonate like Lexan is not quite as high a light transmission rate as acrylic, but will be significantly stronger and more dimensionally stable than acrylic like Plexiglass, and way way better than brittle styrene.

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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    Not where I live

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    A real plastic store would be a better bet. They typically have discount bins of all kinds of random scraps.
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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    I used 600 and 1000 grade wet dry sandpaper on Lexan. End result was quite usable and really tough.

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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    Good idea
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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    Somewhere I have a quart of a product sample sent to me of a liquid medium you are supposed to spray on a glass surface that has a ground glass mixture in it to create frosted glass similar to the KMV glass. I have yet to try it out.

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    Re: How Have You Made a Plastic GG

    I await your video tutorial!

    Is it easily obtained?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Davis View Post
    Somewhere I have a quart of a product sample sent to me of a liquid medium you are supposed to spray on a glass surface that has a ground glass mixture in it to create frosted glass similar to the KMV glass. I have yet to try it out.
    sin eater

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