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 Post subject: Where do you find sheets of ABS plastic?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:25 am 
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I was wondering where people got sheets of ABS plastic. I want to add a strapping system to my Stormtrooper armor that uses snaps but I’d need to get some strips of ABS plastic. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Where do you find sheets of ABS plastic?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:41 pm 
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McMaster-Carr sells ABS stock. You can find them at http://www.mcmaster.com/ . Just search for ABS Sheet Stock and you'll see a bunch of options available.


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 Post subject: Re: Where do you find sheets of ABS plastic?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:41 pm 
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I take it this is what your going to put the snaps onto before glueing these parts to your armour?

If so i recommend the thinner plastic the better so that the small squares can 'mold' easily to the shape of your armour. I use really thin plastic and usually use pieces about 1 1/2 to 2 inch squares.


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 Post subject: Re: Where do you find sheets of ABS plastic?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:18 pm 
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freakengine wrote:
McMaster-Carr sells ABS stock. You can find them at http://www.mcmaster.com/ . Just search for ABS Sheet Stock and you'll see a bunch of options available.

I did check out McMaster-Carr but they don’t seem to carry any ABS in white. Maybe I am just not looking in the right place? I guess all in all it doesn’t really matter which color I use.


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I take it this is what your going to put the snaps onto before glueing these parts to your armour?

If so i recommend the thinner plastic the better so that the small squares can 'mold' easily to the shape of your armour. I use really thin plastic and usually use pieces about 1 1/2 to 2 inch squares.

Yes, I am planning to attach the snaps to the ABS and then gluing that to my armor. Ultimately I would like to create a strapping system that is as close to screen accurate as possible but it is hard to find the information. I can only assume snaps are accurate based on looking at screen captures. :pale

Thank you for the tip about using the thinner plastic. I’ll be sure to do that! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Where do you find sheets of ABS plastic?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:38 am 
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http://www.estreetplastics.com/

I have been working with these guys for a while now. I am not sure on ABS, but for sure Styrene. I would imagine an email would confirm ABS...

Great service and cut custom for you if you need that.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:25 pm 
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http://www.tapplastics.com/


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