Author Topic: Difficult to see on a dark night  (Read 5252 times)

bogstandard

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Difficult to see on a dark night
« on: March 19, 2009, 04:36:33 PM »
Look what turned up yesterday evening.

Jet black solid colour perspex.

Just 4 7"x7"x0.5" samples, but with the option of a lot more larger sizes (12"x12") and colours.

They are used for studio mounting of professional photos, and any slight blemish they are rejected and thrown away.

What wonderful items for small machine display bases, laminating and machining of differing colours would bring all sorts of combinations.

Becasue they are such a deep black, they were a pig to get a decent pic.


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Re: Difficult to see on a dark night
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 05:05:00 PM »
ooooh, v nice

would certainly make some classy bases

So many ideas, so little skill

Offline Darren

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Re: Difficult to see on a dark night
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 08:27:03 PM »
I've never tried it, but isn't perspex difficult to machine?  :scratch:
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bogstandard

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Re: Difficult to see on a dark night
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 09:39:01 PM »
No Darren,

In fact very easy to machine, as long as you keep the tool tip and the material cooler than the melting point of the perspex. Slow and easy does it.

Polishing it afterwards is the hard part. But I've bought myself a special plastic polishing kit for my buffing machine, and I am dying to try it out.

John