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« on: February 13, 2021, 11:26:26 am »

Hi all, looking for a small amount of thin clear plastic sheet, to use for glazing the island windows on HMS Leviathan.  Thought I had some but , nope.  Looked on line and postage is more than the item, Hobbycraf want 10 before I can click n Collect.  I need 3/1/2" x 4"


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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021, 11:28:33 am »

Many items are packaged in clear plastic, usually PET. Enjoy contents and recycle packaging.

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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 12:28:09 pm »

agree but thickness is usually to thick to be really useful, don't think I have not considered it, more like the 0.4 thickness as from model supplies.


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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2021, 12:50:25 pm »

Does a laminating envelope sealed without anything in it help?
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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2021, 01:33:27 pm »

Printable acetate for use with an inkjet printer is not smooth on both sides, one side is roughened to allow the ink to stick to it. . (If you have tried to print on smooth acetate you will see why) This means it is not totally clear. Similarly the laminating plastic has the glue on one side so tends to look slightly opaque until it has gone through the laminator and the heat has melted the glue.
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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2021, 03:05:16 pm »

hI Try here also in tinted and frosted  ( not on site at  present

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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2021, 03:20:37 pm »

Thanks for link but I am not allowed in according to the message on the link  <:(


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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2021, 03:54:36 pm »

ASDA Pastries come in nice clear plastic and are yummy. O0
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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2021, 04:04:29 pm »


 to early in the morning and no coffee try this
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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2021, 04:51:19 pm »

Hi Bob, If you still need the clear plastic I have some aprox 0.4mm, more than I'll ever need PM me your address and I'll pop some in the post.


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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2021, 05:19:17 pm »

error in link will get it sorted ?I hope


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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2021, 06:07:27 pm »

hi - I have often used  clear CD cases for glazing windows - slightly thicker than what you are after but it works well.


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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2021, 10:28:39 am »

Also Lidl sweet buns in the bakery, if your local store has them individually packaged then the lid is pretty thin and clear, an envelope window ? - is the material for these not actually plastic but cellulose which would dissolve over time in moist conditions (there designed I believed to be recyclable as with the envelope !)


Another reasonably thin material and flat is some clear plastic egg boxes, usually 12, 15+ varieties.
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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2021, 10:56:13 am »

The next question will be "what adhesive to I use to glue XXXX plastic that I don't need a mortgage to buy".
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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2021, 10:58:22 am »

Hi all got it sorted at last I hope clear acetate and pvc sheets,

http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/82
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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2021, 10:59:42 am »

The next question will be "what adhesive to I use to glue XXXX plastic that I don't need a mortgage to buy".
  try this
http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/5_113/products_id/3040
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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2021, 02:58:28 pm »

Sorted now link works, thanks
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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2021, 02:58:57 pm »

Thank you all for replies, problem now sorted.


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Re: clear plastic
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2021, 04:25:09 pm »

presentation covers, relatively thin, clear, I used some when I was 3d printing face masks for the staff of a care home
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