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BaldieJr
04-08-2004, 08:14 AM
I want to back-light the panels in my cockpit project, and I know I can do it with LED's installed into the edge of the plexiglass.

It should look very nice at night http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My question: besides using an abrasive (blasting/sanding), is there a chemical made especially for etching acrylics / plexi glass?

A big fat "thanks" to anyone with an answer.

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______ _____
(, / ) /) /) , (, /
/---( _ // _(/ _ / __ ,""""]
+----/ ____)(_(_(/_(_(__(__(/____/__/ (__--------,' /---+
| / ( / ,' NR / |
|(_/ ..-""``"'-._ (_/ __,' 42 _/ |
+-.-"" "-..,____________/7,.--"" __]-----+

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BaldieJr
04-08-2004, 08:14 AM
I want to back-light the panels in my cockpit project, and I know I can do it with LED's installed into the edge of the plexiglass.

It should look very nice at night http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My question: besides using an abrasive (blasting/sanding), is there a chemical made especially for etching acrylics / plexi glass?

A big fat "thanks" to anyone with an answer.

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
______ _____
(, / ) /) /) , (, /
/---( _ // _(/ _ / __ ,""""]
+----/ ____)(_(_(/_(_(__(__(/____/__/ (__--------,' /---+
| / ( / ,' NR / |
|(_/ ..-""``"'-._ (_/ __,' 42 _/ |
+-.-"" "-..,____________/7,.--"" __]-----+

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Erbriac
04-08-2004, 08:27 AM
What I used is a colorless spray with "freeze" effect. The plexi after painting looks covered by a thin layer of frost and it looks very cool. Besides it's way easier than etching and you can easily make some templates on a sticker and spray over them http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



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312. (Czechoslovak) Fighter Sq. RAF
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[This message was edited by Erbriac on Thu April 08 2004 at 07:52 AM.]

BaldieJr
04-08-2004, 08:35 AM
Thanks, but that wont work.

In order for the text to light up, the surface of the acrylic must be deformed, otherwise it will not difuse the light properly.

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
______ _____
(, / ) /) /) , (, /
/---( _ // _(/ _ / __ ,""""]
+----/ ____)(_(_(/_(_(__(__(/____/__/ (__--------,' /---+
| / ( / ,' NR / |
|(_/ ..-""``"'-._ (_/ __,' 42 _/ |
+-.-"" "-..,____________/7,.--"" __]-----+

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