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Re: Plastics26th Apr 2012, 20:36 #11
1/16" is popular for the Guy Manuel helmet and is mostly used for vacuum forming. I'm kinda stumped trying to find .040 and .060. What size (length and width) sheet are you looking for?
Last edited by DaftSauce; 26th Apr 2012 at 20:38. Reason: spelling error
Re: Plastics26th Apr 2012, 22:02 #13
Well I know that. Just wasn't sure if you were looking for a specific size. Because if you were to vacuum form, you would need to know how long the visor is so you can determine what size sheet you would need.
I have a few left over sheets of 18x18 .020" that is too thin for the guy visor that I could possibly sell (I would have to talk to my parents). I'd probably charge 3-4$ per sheet in case you are interested.
Re: Plastics26th Apr 2012, 23:06 #14
Another thing you could do for thomas' visor ( I don't recommend this with guy man's), If your willing to do a little bit of extra work, Buy a sheet of acrylic plastic. You can usually find it at home depot for about...30 bucks for a big 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 sheet. Of course, you'll have to make a buck to form it, but then result is sturdier and more accurate to the real hlmets. Food for thought!
Re: Plastics27th Apr 2012, 00:09 #16
Re: Plastics27th Apr 2012, 01:36 #18
I'm pretty sure 1/8 is pretty malleable when it comes down to forming it. The thicker plastics like 1/4 are used as a cheap window replacement or something like that.
Here are a couple options I have for you:
1. http://www.interstateplastics.com/Pe...ss=0.060&qty=1 This one you can custom it to the thickness, length, and width of your liking. This one seems a tad bit pricey just for one sheet, but if you have the bucks, go for it.
2. http://www.ebay.com/itm/PETG-Plastic...#ht_1232wt_936 In my opinion, this would be a better choice. There are four 12" x 24" .060 PETG sheets and it's roughly $15 ($3.75 per sheet. Much cheaper than the other site).
Let me know if you have any more questions. I LOVE helping people.
EDIT: I decided to go through all the hassle to upload a video of one of the .020 sheets I had just for you Thomas
Here I showcase the size and flexibility. I apologize for some of the blur that occurs in the video.
Last edited by DaftSauce; 27th Apr 2012 at 02:11.
Re: Plastics27th Apr 2012, 02:51 #19
Actually, The thicker the plastic, the harder to form. 1/8 isn't too bad, but if you don't know what you are doing.......It can go bad very fast. Haven't you seen those Vaccuforming fails on youtube?
And thomas, If you are interested, I am making a form for my volpin thomas to pull some visors out of. Would you be interested in a .80 acrylic visor? I'm just in the process of making it right now, but I'll let you know when it's ready.
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