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    Question about Plexi

    hey guys, now that the box is nearing completion i am making a piece of MDF and plex to be put infront of the box to get rid of that fugly stock grey carpet look....anyways i am wanting to put an ALPINE logo on teh plexi and light it up with LEDS but my question is, is how do u "carve" a design into the plexiglass like shown bwelow...are there special tools required ect...?








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    Re: Question about Plexi

    It has to be etched into it...and yes its a special machine...and yes I believe its expensive




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    Re: Question about Plexi

    hm...i wonder if there are any companys that haev them on site that would let me use it...




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    Re: Question about Plexi

    e-mail sent




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    Re: Question about Plexi

    Actually it is quite easy to do with a small sand blaster. Several how tos' can be found online.




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    Re: Question about Plexi

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayrton
    Actually it is quite easy to do with a small sand blaster. Several how tos' can be found online.
    Never done it, but thats exactly what i was just thinking.



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    Re: Question about Plexi

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayrton
    Actually it is quite easy to do with a small sand blaster. Several how tos' can be found online.
    That's what I would do... Just tape out the logo, and frost the rest of the plexi with a sandblaster... I've done some stuff like that before.




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    Re: Question about Plexi

    sounds good guys i appreciate the help




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    Re: Question about Plexi

    The laser engraving will have a much better effect and look versus the etching.



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    Re: Question about Plexi

    Quote Originally Posted by Tirefryr
    The laser engraving will have a much better effect and look versus the etching.
    Yes, but one is much cheaper than the other.

    Couple of tips for those that want to try this themselves.

    Any cheap blaster will do (Craftsman, Harbor Freight) with low to medium pressure.

    The finer the blast media, the sharper the results will be.

    Finally I prefer to remove the protective tape that comes on plexi and replace it with two layers of green painter's tape, then draw and cut out the area that you wish to etch.




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    Re: Question about Plexi

    What does a cheap blaster cost? And true you can do simple shapes with a blaster but a laser will do awesome detail work. I have access to a laser, I'll get a sample and see what pricing would be if anyone is interested. I was planning to do a panel for the bottom of one of my amps anyway.




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    Re: Question about Plexi

    alrite, so what about this, hwo could i make this custom to fit underneith and flush mount it to a piece of MDF...any ideas?

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    Re: Question about Plexi

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    What does a cheap blaster cost?
    This will do everything you want and more.

    http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00916706000

    Where is Ga are you, I may have a use for that laser.




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    Re: Question about Plexi

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy4ozs
    alrite, so what about this, hwo could i make this custom to fit underneith and flush mount it to a piece of MDF...any ideas?
    You just want to flush mount that in MDF?

    Give me more details and I can help.




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