Where to buy Sintra Plastic

Nachtinis

Hunter
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.
 

Drexx Korso

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

Drexx Korso

Hunter
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.
 

GraphiX

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

Hawk

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

Its cheaper yes?


Thanks
 

SteveSabbai

New Hunter
If there is a GE Polymershapes in your area, I buy 8'x8' sheets of Sintra for $35 from them here in Vegas.
...Hi Im planning on building my first fett armor and i have a few questions. what thickness do you use? What is the best way to heat the Sintra? i've watched people on youtube that use the oven, some use a heat gun others say jus to use hot water. Also for painting the armor are there certain kinds of paints i should use? Do you belong to a costume club in vegas cuz i also live in vegas and i would like to meet people that are into costume building...you can contact me at my email CTYVE333@Yahoo.com or thru Facebook (Steve Sabbai) thxu
 

kyvader

New Hunter
I get all of my plastic sheeting whether its sintra, styrene, or abs through us plastics they have a website and sell a variety of sheet sizes colors and types that are shipped to your home.
 

Drexx Korso

Hunter
...Hi Im planning on building my first fett armor and i have a few questions. what thickness do you use? What is the best way to heat the Sintra? i've watched people on youtube that use the oven, some use a heat gun others say jus to use hot water. Also for painting the armor are there certain kinds of paints i should use? Do you belong to a costume club in vegas cuz i also live in vegas and i would like to meet people that are into costume building...you can contact me at my email CTYVE333@Yahoo.com or thru Facebook (Steve Sabbai) thxu
3mm is best.
I use a heat gun to bend Sintra/Centax but you can also use hot water or an oven (oven is a little dangerous without ventalation)
I would use paints meant for plastics if you are using rattlecans.
 

ROACH

New Hunter
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.
Bringing up an old post guys but it is still important.

Just picked up my 3mm Sintra PVC foam board from Fast Signs. They let me just buy the material from them. It was about $65 for 4x8 feet sheet.
 

Triple d

Hunter
Sometimes if you hit it right you can end up getting the scrap pieces (random sizes) from them that have some in-perfections in it. They are going to get sanded and painted anyways. I know I got a 4x3 sheet the last time for $5. Just have to hit it right. I think the large sheets they need to make some money back on! Hope this helps.
 

stormtrooperguy

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

Its cheaper yes?
Thanks
0.030 hips will give you armor like an old plastic halloween costume... WAY too thin! That's about 3/4 of a millimeter thick, where people here are talking about 3 - 4 mm.

For my Pre Vizsla armor I used 0.080 and for my clones I use 0.125. To help put it in easier terms to visualize: 0.125 is 1/8 thick. 0.030 will be about 1/32" thick.
 
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