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nismboy6986
02-23-2005, 01:11 PM
can you tint plexiglass? i have a idea to buy some of that 1/8" plexi select products sell and put like 2 1/2% tint over it and cut out a design in the tint with a exacto knife to make a plaque that i could side light with a led small neon tube or something. but i think i read somewhere you cant tint plexi.

Expy2000
02-23-2005, 01:21 PM
"When the sun hits the plexi it will release gasses and cause the tint to bubble"

http://www.tintdude.com/plexi.html


Shazam!

Buckshot
02-23-2005, 02:30 PM
"When the sun hits the plexi it will release gasses and cause the tint to bubble"

http://www.tintdude.com/plexi.html


Shazam!
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**** pimp.

azbass
02-23-2005, 04:31 PM
can you tint plexiglass? i have a idea to buy some of that 1/8" plexi select products sell and put like 2 1/2% tint over it and cut out a design in the tint with a exacto knife to make a plaque that i could side light with a led small neon tube or something. but i think i read somewhere you cant tint plexi.

an etched logo in the plexi lit with leds, would look cooler

Bill W
02-23-2005, 05:18 PM
cut the design out on a rubber mat, lay that on the box then sand blast the design in the plexi, remove mat and you have a sunken etched design.

azbass
02-23-2005, 05:24 PM
^ yeah

bcarpenterfhl
02-23-2005, 05:56 PM
blast with what...

azbass
02-23-2005, 07:21 PM
sand blast, or even take some sandpaper to it....

powersupply
02-23-2005, 09:25 PM
I got black vinyl, and had the logos cut out so that the light would shine through the opening. Here is a picture. Most sign shops provide this service, it cost me $25. Good luck.

http://img186.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img186&image=subs29cx.png

azbass
02-24-2005, 02:08 AM
all ways good to see a fellow brahma user, how them treating ya? very nice lookin install

Bill W
02-24-2005, 09:59 AM
blast with a sand blaster. If you do not have one I am sure you could find a local person to do it cheap.

avs20
02-24-2005, 10:00 AM
Expy..do you frequent tintdude.com? Or did you just google it?

nismboy6986
02-24-2005, 01:00 PM
my high school autotech class has a sandblaster. **** that thing was fun to use. except the fact the gloves make your hands stink and the freakin thing cloging up every minute. i also think i heard of a liquid i you could put on plexi to etch it

azbass
02-24-2005, 01:16 PM
^ that would be a good thing. anybody know where to find a portable sand blaster? i saw a guy useing one, and it had no air compresser lines running to it, or any kinda air lines running to it. it looked like an air horn, with a lil tank for the sand? anybody know about this? or where i can get one. thanks

avs20
02-24-2005, 01:23 PM
You wont find a media blaster that doesnt require air(I dont know of any at least). So you will need some type of compressor/air tank to keep it pressurized. There are some pretty cheap ones at www.harborfreight.com
Search for 'blaster'.

Here is an example($40).. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/photos/09500-09599/09588.gif

azbass
02-24-2005, 06:41 PM
^^ hey thanks, but this guy had this small one, that did not need air hooked to it.

Vestax
02-24-2005, 07:31 PM
Wouldn't purchasing smoke plexi or black plexi be easier? They make acrylic in many different colors.

powersupply
02-24-2005, 09:10 PM
brahmas sound great, I am going to try ported soon though. I tried sandblasting some acrylic and it was not a drastic contrast that I was looking for, colored acrylic would be easier if you dont want a logo in it.