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Red & Green frosted Acrylic sheet (1mm) ?
« on: January 06, 2019, 10:32:17 PM »

hi guys, anyone know where i might be able to buy some frosted green and red acrylic/perspex sheet from no thicker than 1mm, i only need a small amount for my nav lamps im making, cheers :)

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Re: Red & Green frosted Acrylic sheet (1mm) ?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 11:13:47 PM »


....so if all else fails & modified model railway signals glass lens will not do, and your local Leadlight shop is too expensive.......


Red 24 & Green 3 coloured dyes from the following are soluble in thinners/benzene ....so you could always spray & make your own  %)




http://www.foodadditivesworld.com/solvent-dyes.html
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Re: Red & Green frosted Acrylic sheet (1mm) ?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 01:32:16 AM »

Permanent markers are Toluene based.....this will partially dissolve perspex and transfer the chosen color of red & green   %)


May be the most inexpensive method in obtaining small quantities


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Re: Red & Green frosted Acrylic sheet (1mm) ?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 02:04:24 AM »

hi derek ;)
no probs ive manage to find something ideal..
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Red-Polypropylene-Sheet-0-8mm-choose-Size-Binding-Art-Craft-Model-Making/162295684939?var=461290304872
seems exactly what i need, right thickness to \o/

cheers anyway ;)
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