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Old 7th December 2004, 08:29 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any tips for working with Acrylic? I need to cut several pieces that are 10mm thick. Specifically, how to polish the cut edges to a clean smooth finish.

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Old 7th December 2004, 09:48 AM   #2
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Hi,

polishing is easy. Use wet sandpaper from coarse (180) to fine (1000) and after that some polishing paste. The last step can also be done with a drill and a polishing "mob?"

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Use a hack saw used for cutting metal
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Does anyone have any tips for working with Acrylic? I need to cut several pieces that are 10mm thick. Specifically, how to polish the cut edges to a clean smooth finish.

Thanks!

Gilid
It's pretty easy! My acrylic supplier uses a gasol(propane) flame. Maybe you can use a hot air gun?

Before you do that the surface must pretty smooth but not extremely.
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Why not have a look around this site.

www.bit-tech.net

Its dedecated to PC mods. The hot mod being custom acrylic enclosures.

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Old 7th December 2004, 08:14 PM   #6
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At work we use a LOT of acrylic. Mostly it is laser cut and flame polished.
You could try saw cutting (fine hacksaw), followed by sanding (up to 1000 grit wet paper) then polishing using either a propane flame, brass polish on a rag, or a grinder with a buffing wheel loaded with fine buffing compound.
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