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Where to buy Sintra Plastic

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    Where to buy Sintra

    I'm new to the forum and I'm begining work on a set of Armor, but I am having trouble finding a place to buy sintra. If anyone here is a resident of Seattle and knows a good location to obtain it please let me know, or if anyone has any suggestions in general as to how to obtain sheets of it. I live downtown so if there are any places around belltown that anyone knows of that would be of even greater help. Thanks to anyone that replies and I look forward to begin work on my armor .
    Last edited by Female_Fett; May 10, 2008 at 3:56 PM. Reason: sintra = not a plastic lol

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    Formely Jaing Skirata A'den Skirata's Avatar
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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    i live in southern california however, i've had hit and miss luck finding it at hardware stores such as home depot and lowes. also, if there are any plastic manufacturers around you... you'd have luck there. i've also found it on ebay an yahoo shopping.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 GCNgamer128's Avatar
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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Go to the phone book and look up, "Plastics." Sintra is a foam by the way.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Sign shops usually carry it also.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Oh whoops on the plastic thing, I thought it was a type of plastic with the way it looked lol.

    Thanks for all the suggestions I'll be sure to check all of those out .

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Does anyone know any websites that sells sintra and will ship internationally? I have asked about sintra from local stores etc. but apparently they don't sell it here.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Alternative to Sintra, and affordable too (I get my stuff from them)...
    http://www.indplastic.com/index.cfm?...owse&pageid=63

    Good for you guys on the Left Coast shipping wise...

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Thank you, but I rather use sintra as I have already some parts of my armor and those are made of sintra.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    i think styrene should work fine too if you can't find sintra foam

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    You can find what you need on www.usplastic.com

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Uh, I can't find anything with search word sintra. Do they use some another word for it there?

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    One comment: In my experience where I live, Sintra is absolutely impossible to find in hardware stores or the like. The way I finally found it was by calling around to various Sign shops like Fast Signs and similar. I finally found one who was willing to sell me a 4'x8' of Sintra for $50. (Not the best price I've seen on here but it was the best I could do without resorting to the internet, which would rather suck.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Yeah, well the closest sign shops is about 200 kilometers away, so I think I need to resort to Internet. Thanks for the hint anyway. I'll check if any sign shop can help with this.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    200km...?

    Ow.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    If there is a GE Polymershapes in your area, I buy 8'x8' sheets of Sintra for $35 from them here in Vegas.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra

    score some free sintra
    If you have a Home depot or Lowes near you the display signs over the shelves are sintra sign material most are about one and a half feet wide and about three and a half feet long.Ask if they are having a "reset" soon and if they can hold old signs for you.We have a reset every few weeks or so at my store.Oh best bet is to ask for a manager.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    It is otherwise known as foamex, worth considering when asking around.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    It's a bit of a drive from Seattle, but I got mine from a plastic dealer in Portland, OR. I can't remember the name of the place, but I'll look it up if you're interested. I don't remember what I paid (it was eons ago). It came in a 4X8 sheet that the guy cut in half so I could get it in my car.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    gunnerk19 said: View Post
    Alternative to Sintra, and affordable too (I get my stuff from them)...
    http://www.indplastic.com/index.cfm?...owse&pageid=63

    Good for you guys on the Left Coast shipping wise...
    Thanks for the link!! Tons of different materials.

    A place for Sintra and Komatex (I believe they are out of WA. State)
    http://tri-dee.com/sintra_plastic_pvc.htm

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    What thickness do you recommend for building a armor suit oof of there website?

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    I have also seen it called foamed PVC.

    It is essentially what it really is anyway.

    If you are using it to build armor plates, anything between 3-5mm to taste seems to be what most folks use. I have 4mm for my chest plates.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Centax is another name for product like Sintra (they are just name brands). 3mm works best to work with to build armor.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    I may be able to purchase/ship Centax is anyone is in need. I found a supplier about 30 min from the house and they will cut it any size I need (would make it easier to ship). If any one is interested send me a PM and I'll look into it on my next day off.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Someone was complaining that their search for sintra came up with nothing so search expanded pvc foam instead.

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    Re: Where to buy Sintra Plastic

    Is High Impact Styrene Sheet-.030 just as easy to work with as I hear sintra is? Better? Worse? Same?

    Its cheaper yes?


    Thanks

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