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  1. Demonchild's Avatar
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    May 15, 2005, 9:01 PM - Sintra!?!!?! #1

    Anyone know WHERE! i could find sintra?!?!??! because if not i cant live off some 7 dollar trashcans and well if i cant find any well this sounds wierd but Im going to go back to cardboard uke and well if not quarter inch WOOD!

    And please help and drop me a line of where i could find SOME!

    EDIT:whoops posted at wrong page! please move me to propbuilding methods
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    May 15, 2005, 9:56 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #2

    What you want to do is call around some plastic shops in your area. What you are looking for is a Sheet of PVC plastic sheeting. Comes in lots of color usually and will come in a 4'x8' sheet so you'll want to see if they can cut if for you before you pick it up.
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    May 15, 2005, 10:02 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #3

    Another good source is sign shops. They use sintra for making signs for businesses.
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    May 15, 2005, 10:25 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #4

    usaplastics.com
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    May 15, 2005, 11:17 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #5

    Zam's right. This place is good and very quick on delivery.
    http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/search.asp?
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    May 16, 2005, 8:22 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #6

    Just ordered some and well it should get here quick considering that im in PA so YAY!

    The sheets i ordered are 2 feet wide and 4 feet tall i think or its the other way around
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    May 19, 2005, 4:13 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #7

    Hey any of you know what I could use to cut this sintra with? Because i Have A bunch of cuting tools and i just dont know what to use A dremel? Hobby sisors? or what?
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    May 19, 2005, 9:55 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #8

    Would a jig-saw work?
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    May 19, 2005, 10:52 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #9

    The best investment you can make is a dremmel, also get the extention, ( the one that can be held like a pen). Oh and don't forget you safety glasses when using this.
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    May 20, 2005, 7:01 AM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #10

    I know i have a dremel i know how to handel it But the thing i dont like crap that melts and hangs onto the sides of the armor
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    May 20, 2005, 7:27 AM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #11

    You cut sintra with a handheld razorblade knive. Score it then break it off where you have scored it then trim it with sandpaper.
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    May 20, 2005, 5:40 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #12

    Would a carpender knife work? i got i bunch of those or maybe my swiss army knife?
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    May 20, 2005, 9:37 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #13

    The tool you're looking for is a utility knife. They also come in variations such as a linoleum knife, I believe the carpenters knife is the same. It's the steel handle with the slide trigger that slides the trapezoidal razor blade out.
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    May 20, 2005, 9:39 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #14

    A electricians knife can be a handy thing to have aswell

    Randy
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    May 20, 2005, 10:26 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #15

    Well the stuff i got is like quarter inch thick! and if you want to know put to CD's togeter and look at the thickness of those two and thats how thick it is
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    May 20, 2005, 11:03 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #16

    Sounds like a good sturdy thickness ... should be nice and strong
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    May 20, 2005, 11:07 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #17

    The thickness will not matter. You should lightly score the line you want to follow and after three or four passes (with a new, sharp, blade) you will be thru the product. I used one of my fall-off pieces for a cutting surface to protect my floor, etc.

    ALSO..BECAREFUL!!! Use both hands to control the blade, take your time. If it is still slow going, go outside and heat the area with a heat gun (beware toxic fumes) then it'll cut like a hot knife thru butter.
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    May 21, 2005, 4:21 PM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #18

    Damn i cant find my gas mask i guess ill just die for my work like picasso
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    Jun 21, 2005, 2:01 AM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #19

    hey i am new to this site and i am getting into making props and i was wondering first is sintra a good plastic to work with can it crap/break easily can it be molded easily and what gauge would be the best for making armor
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    Jun 21, 2005, 5:39 AM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #20

    A normal saw cuts sintra look a hot knive through butter... then you could always use the dremel or a file to trim the edges and then use sandpapper to smoothen it out..
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    Jun 21, 2005, 11:15 AM - Re: Sintra!?!!?! #21

    Well, I used a *cough cough* garbage can. My dremel side cutter left little ridges, so I suggest cutting it big, then sanding the rest off. It looks pretty awesome so far.

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