Official Sintra thread

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jarodpenn

Active Hunter
This line has a cheesy commercial feel to it, but I need to ask a question. I know many of you prefer sintra, but I've heard some one mention a material called Komatex (or maybe Comatex?), so what's the difference between it and sintra in moldablity and price?
 
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jarodpenn

Active Hunter
Wow, that's a whole lot of info. Book knowledge is great, but in just a couple of hours I got all the info I needed from browsing around in here. And these guys (and ladies) can tell you a lot more about the run-ins they had than any manual can. Good find, though.
 
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BoJangleFett

Active Hunter
Sintra is tough material with variable thicknesses and colors. Very easy to work with and paint. You don't need a vaccuum forming station to create any parts with sintra. One drawback about sintra is that you cannot leave it in a warm place like in a car on a hot sunny day. The heat will deform the sintra since it takes heat to shape it in the first place. The other stuff...I've never heard of it. Maybe someone here can fill us in on it.
 
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BelaLugosi

Hunter
I've used both. the two products are VERY similar, but Comatex appears to be slightly more porous and lighter. I will use up the rest of my Comatex, but probably go with Sintra from here on out.

Cheers.
 
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lilburndiablo

Active Hunter
I agree with bobaGoat . . .

The box cutter works . . . .BUT !

It takes a sort of coordination so that it does not

look like a sophmoric job. When you start to cut, keep a

study hand and a consistant hand motion.

When you are done. you can sand off to smooth the

edges . . .
 
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FettTheHunter

Active Hunter
Very helpful indeed !! :)

Anyone know where you can get Sintra in thee uk ? I've done searches but I just keep getting stuff about Portugal
 
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lilburndiablo

Active Hunter
Fett The Hunter . . .

You can get extra scraps of Sintra for free if you know of the right science

Labortories in your area. They always have extra scraps of the stuff.
 
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METALLBOY

Active Hunter
Syntra is an awesome plastic to work with, I just made a vader buckle as a test in only 40 mins ,I also got to spray paint it as well. The rest of my future Vader suit will be in Syntra due to the fact that I can shape it and add layers of more syntra with Bondo to give it a right good look. Syntra is indeed great for many projects. OH yeah and talk about getting it for free ,so far all the times I've been to the warehouse were they manufacture the stuff ,someone always gives it to me for free because its always lying around.
 
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FettTheHunter

Active Hunter
I dont think there are any science labs near me :)

I'm suspecting that Sintra goes under a different name in Britain ?
 
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BigaboyFett

Active Hunter
Sintra not available in the UK. Their Occupational Health Ministry knows of it's carcinogenic properties when dust from cutting and sanding or the fumes of burning/melting Sintra. I send sheets of it to friends over there. It costs about $60 to send 3 2'x3' sheets by Global Priority and $30 for super slow boat that will not get there in under 8-10 weeks.

Good luck.


FettTheHunter wrote:

I dont think there are any science labs near me :)

I'm suspecting that Sintra goes under a different name in Britain ?
 
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fett ish

New Hunter
hi,newbie here.
i was thinking of making a clone armor using Sintra. question is can Sintra be molded? if so what sort of plaster can i use to form the mold? also, can Sintra be blow-molded?
 
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