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  1. #111
    Im designing the front control panel and was going to use Acrylic, I decided that the black stuff that when engraved shows through white like office signs would be the way to go, does anyone know what it is called because I cant seem to find any on fleabay but it maybe because im not using the correct terminology... Any takers??


    Rick

  2. #112
    Plenty of Tachometer schematics here.

    http://www.google.co.uk/images?clien...og&sa=N&tab=wi

  3. #113
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    Acrylic

    Try perspex or lucite or ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylic_glass

    Popular for computer case mods: http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/inde...0c1372822fcb30
    also amongst model makers: http://www.modelshop.co.uk/category/...lphabeticalAsc
    and not too expensive :)

  4. #114
    Don'tknow about your query for the acrylic Rick,but I found trent plastics very cheap on ebay....
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...EOIBSA:GB:1123

  5. #115
    Oh sorry people, bad description by me, I wasnt having probles finding acrylic/perspex, I was having trouble finding the dual colour stuff that engravers use to make door signs and stuff, its usually black but when you engrave through it, a lighter colour, usually white is revealed to show the lettering, sorry.

    If i cant get it i can see i will have to do the engraving, then get out the enamel paint and fill the grooves with white. (yuk.... not my fav idea but needs must)

    Rick

  6. #116
    Couldn't you buy clear acylic and a sheet of black stickyback film,cutout the legend on the film then stick down over the clear acylic.?

  7. #117
    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeD View Post
    Couldn't you buy clear acylic and a sheet of black stickyback film,cutout the legend on the film then stick down over the clear acylic.?
    The short answer is yes, and its something i did consider but Ive done something similar in the past and it did look good....for a while but by the time the swarf on my fingers and oil and greese took its tole it was peeling and didnt look so good, but thanks for the suggestion as i may have to find a more DIY approach in the end.....Ahhhhh decisions, decisions, why is it so complicated to do even the simplist things.....:cry:

  8. #118
    Problem is that it has so many trade names, or even none.
    ABET is one , Traffolite is another.
    and these people have no name for it

    http://www.bayplastics.co.uk/engravinglaminates.htm
    John S -

  9. #119
    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Problem is that it has so many trade names, or even none.
    ABET is one , Traffolite is another.
    and these people have no name for it

    http://www.bayplastics.co.uk/engravinglaminates.htm
    Thanks John, thats more than i knew a moment ago, its very odd that it dosnt seem to be available by the sheet, that is when you can figure out what its called lol

  10. #120
    It's called phenolic don't know if i spelt it correct, I used to use it for engraving I have a small sheet of Black with White centre and larger sheet White with Black centre

    phill
    Last edited by phill05; 07-08-2010 at 04:22 PM.

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