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Old June 13th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default Where to buy sheets of plastic?

I first wrote "Where to buy plastic sheets?"

But I thought people might think I pee the bed so I changed it.



So I am looking for 1/8" black textured plastic, would look like automotive interior texture. Will be building gauge pods out of it and will need to glue pieces together so I need to source the proper glue for it too.

Not sure how much I need but maybe a 4'x4' piece or 2' x 2' to start.
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Alro Plastics - Detroit

34401 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia , MI 48150

Phone: Use (800) 877-2576
Fax: (517) 787-6380


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Thanks


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Some



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$5 per 12"x12" piece shipped.
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Www.knifekits.com

I buy all my Kydex from them. It would work great for what you are wanting to do. Read up on Kydex molding if you are unfamiliar. Would back a better pod than plastic unless you are going to use some sort of injection molding process.
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I buy all my Kydex from them. It would work great for what you are wanting to do. Read up on Kydex molding if you are unfamiliar. Would back a better pod than plastic unless you are going to use some sort of injection molding process.
Can it be glued?

That is x2 the cost of ABS which I think should be more than enough. But thanks for highlighting that product as it might be something I can use in the future.
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Will keep that in mind, thanks!
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34401 Schoolcraft Rd.
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Will also keep this place in mind. Thanks!
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Can it be glued?

That is x2 the cost of ABS which I think should be more than enough. But thanks for highlighting that product as it might be something I can use in the future.
I have never tried to glue it but I would assume it could be done. The fact that a cookie sheet an an oven will allow it to be molded in any shape would help making pods. Also it can be heated with a gun and tweaked. The texture is ALOT like a dash. One side is smooth so I would assume you would need to scuff it to glue it.
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Sounds like your all set but another good place is Total Plastics in Rochester. They are off of Crooks just south of M59.
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tfb plastics i order abs, poly, poly cast glass, ect by the pallet loads. top notch quaility great prices. why dont you make up a vac form tool and have a part sucked down. pm if you have questions
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There is also an alro in grand rapids.

But, for small items like gauge pods just head to a truck stop and get a plastic mud flap. The plastic molds well while being thick enough to avoid cracking. You are going to paint it anyway so what do you care if the parent material is blue, yellow, white, or black.


This way if it does not turn out perfect the first time you don't need to bother the big suppliers for a 24" sheet.
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There is also an alro in grand rapids.

But, for small items like gauge pods just head to a truck stop and get a plastic mud flap. The plastic molds well while being thick enough to avoid cracking. You are going to paint it anyway so what do you care if the parent material is blue, yellow, white, or black.


This way if it does not turn out perfect the first time you don't need to bother the big suppliers for a 24" sheet.
And your gauge pod will have the trucker girl on it!
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