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    Merged: Re: sintra wizards please help.

    Everything that I've read says to use PVC to ABS...perhaps ABS to PVC I can never remember the correct order...same stuff regardless.....glue. I used it and have had ZERO problems having my sintra stay together. You can find it in the plumbing department. It sort of melts the two layers together. Stinks a lot though.....use in a well ventilated area.

  2. #177

    Merged: Re: sintra wizards please help.

    I think he's looking for some sort of filler to make a sintra biker scout chest piece look like it's been vaccuformed.

    Bondo should work but you'd have to scour the area pretty well to give it something to grip.

  3. #178

    Merged: Re: sintra wizards please help.

    Yup, I would say its possible. I haven't had any real problems with bondo sticking to sintra. Although it would not be to hard to take off. I just make sure to sand the surface like crazy with large grit sand paper. and like Jodo said if it comes off super glue would work great. it wouldn't come off after that.

  4. #179

    Merged: Re: Cutting sintra

    I have the most supreme method of all! (though it may have been mentioned before in this string - I just can't read it all). Go to FabricWorld or Jo-Ann's and get one of those cutting boards and a wheel blade fabric cutter. It is a cross between an exacto, a box-cutter and pizza slicer. It is an absolute frikkin' danger-fest while using it. Most likely, you will cut yourself when you get one...just make sure it is a minor cut. Good luck.

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    Merged: Re: Cutting sintra

    I've used several different methods but the cleanest, easiest and best method I've found is a scroll saw. Just like sewing...which makes if feel so comfortable for me. I'm lucky because my dad has a shop in his basement that is all ventilated and has a thing right about the saw that sucks out the fumes.

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    Merged: Re: Cutting sintra

    I used this, cuts right threw .160 sintra

    http://www.store.yahoo.com/olfablades/5012.html

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    Merged: Sintra...??

    umm, I know this will sound stupid because it is in the must read section, but what is it, and what is the cost, and where can you buy it??

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    Just run a search and you will turn up many topics about it

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...uct%5Fid=10461

    http://www.tri-dee.com/PVC%20Plastic%20Sheets.htm

    You can get it there, Sintra is an already expanded pvc material that comes in sheets, it will not shrink, or expand due to the elements. you can just about do anything with it you want to if you heat it up it can conform to a mold or a vacuform table, or just bend it with your hands into shape.

    I think .120/3mm is the thinkness of choice because its easy to cut, the others are really to thin or to thick, I just noticed its not available though so I dunno. got a sign shop near you?

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    I might have a sign shop, one more question, do you have to make two separate mold of the object with it and then glue it together? Or can I just mold it over a sculpture?

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    You mean in a vaccuform? No need styrene for that. Not sure I understand what you mean though

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    You can 'mold' the sintra using heat, I prefer boiling water, but you can use a heat gun/hairdryer (fumes). It won't form over a mold, though. Maybe some of the thinner ones can.

    Styrene is the stuff you want for that. I understand that come thicknesses you can just heat up with a hair dryer/heatgun over the 'mold' to shape it.

  13. #188
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    Merged: Re: sintra wizards please help.

    hey phantom billy, sent that acrylic out yet?

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    ohh, can I have a link to buy that...??

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    No..







    Just kidding

    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/pro...ookie%5Ftest=1

    I posted this on the other boards for you to, guess you didnt see it. Er your the one making GG, right?

    Btw you want .125 1/8 of an inch thick is the best to melt and easy to work with, have fun. My friend made a Judge Dredge costume outta that stuff it looked awesome, I got no pics of it though........ I will soon.


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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    do I want the thinest one then?

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    um, no you want the .125 one its the 36 dollar one but i mean its a 46x96 inch sheet you can mold an intire stormtrooer armor from that big a sheet lol.

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    Hmmm as for sintra i to am also looking for this stuff. Any links to any suppliers who sell sintra in canada?

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    I get my plasic through a sign shop near by. It's like 1/2 the price of the industrial plastics shop I used to buy from. Most sign shops will carry sintra and styrene.

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    well, "I think I now know of a sign shop I can use.

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    Hmmm so this is my ubjective find a sign store.

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    I think it may be your best bet, but I'm a first time buyer too, I believe someone posted a link above, if your interested.

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    Hmmmm indeed i shall check it out thanks.

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    yep.

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    Merged: Re: Sintra...??

    Well you can find a sign shop near you, but they might try and sell you a regular pvc sheet that is used behind the base of a sign to dispurse light calling it sintra and it really isnt. some of the non exspanded pvc material will not hold paint at all.

    Unless they are 100% sure its Sintra, I wouldnt get it, that was the case with my sign shop.

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