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 Sintra/glue question

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Sintra/glue question
« on: May 27, 2015, 04:09 PM »
I have done some research but I know on line sales change constantly, I was hoping you guys could suggest some good on line sources for sintra (3 and 6mm)

The other question I had was about glue.. What's the best glue to get sintra to sintra or sintra to other plastics?

Thx a bunch

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Re: Sintra/glue question
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 04:16 PM »
Regarding glue:  Sintra is basically PVC pipe in sheet form, so PVC cement (available at most hardware stores) should work fine for most applications.


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Re: Sintra/glue question
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 06:05 PM »
Do you have to prime it like pipe?

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Re: Sintra/glue question
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 08:29 PM »
If you cant get your hands on sintra, PVC pipe works awesome. I just redid my upper plates in SCH 40 PVC and they came out sweeet!!. Just heat the pipe up and flatten it

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Re: Sintra/glue question
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 10:08 AM »
I think the best place to get Sintra is Amazon.  Online Metal Supply has a 5 pack of 2'x4'x1/8" (3mm) sintra for about $64, which includes shipping.  I've bought from them in the past when the price was 5 sheets for about $50, so I don't know if the price hike is temporary or not.  Still, $13 for a 2'x4' sheet of sintra is a pretty good price.

http://www.amazon.com/Online-Metal-Supply-Expanded-Plastic/dp/B00F0Q753O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1432821923&sr=8-2&keywords=sintra

E6000 will also work when gluing sintra, but it's not perfect.

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Re: Sintra/glue question
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 01:37 PM »
Thx

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Re: Sintra/glue question
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 11:54 AM »
I've used super glue and epoxy with sintra as well. I've never had trouble with (good) superglue failing. That's actually how I hold the two pieces of my cod together on this version.

When you're getting plastic make sure it's wide enough for the backplate as that will be your largest plate.

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Re: Sintra/glue question
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 12:45 PM »
I have done some research but I know on line sales change constantly, I was hoping you guys could suggest some good on line sources for sintra (3 and 6mm)

The other question I had was about glue.. What's the best glue to get sintra to sintra or sintra to other plastics?

Thx a bunch

Amazon is a good spot, if you have to get it online. However, a local sign shop will give you a better deal.

Far as glue. Superglue is fine for sintra. I use it a lot. A good epoxy works as well.

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