Acrylic Fabrication Q & A

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  1. traumajeff

    traumajeff Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much for the advice! Great ideas and points!
     

  2. cromag27

    cromag27 anemone whisperer & acrylic/wood expert R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor Article Contributor

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    That's what they all say. :D

     
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    TherealplexiG Well-Known Member

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    Waterjet sucks when it comes to acrylic. I had lost 500$ there once. . 16 sucks too when it comes to structural build.. BTW what are you tryna build?
     
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    Just some frag tanks only 10-15 inches tall.
     
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    What @TherealplexiG stated is still correct. even for frag tanks.

     
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    That's fine I have other ways to cut it and I can order different glue I just happened to have those two things on hand and wanted to see how they would work.
     
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    TherealplexiG Well-Known Member

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    That sounds rude, or I may be wrong..

    Anyways you can laser it firstly to get those cuts.. Not the most accurate thing and not recommended by many...after those cuts on laser you can route taking off 1/4th inch on the router table..its doable, give it a try..
     
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    Not rude at all. language barrier maybe?
     
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    TherealplexiG Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I thought.. Language barrier..
     
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    Not sure how that sounds rude but wasn't meant to be.
     
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    Since this is acrylic q & a i figured idd ask here i purchased a used deltec reactor (to build a chato reactor) and the tube turned yellow is it possible for me to remove some if not all of the yellowing
    (Its possible the yellowing occurred because the person use the reactor for GFO) i don't know what they used it for
     
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    Gfo will stain acrylic. I don't know if there's a way to get it off.
     
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    TRY NOVUS! Could remove that yellow stains, If the acrylic has yellowed due to UV exposure then it won't bling again...HTH
     
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    Give it a try, whether it works or not we will come to know... But I think it won't.. Haven't read the link...
     
  16. Triton Marine

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    Question...do any if you have ovens for your fabrication? I'm looking into getting one just having a difficult time deciding on which one. Any opinions on some?

    Thanks
     
  17. Floyd R Turbo

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    Unless you are bending acrylic for bowfront tanks and stuff like that, you don't need an oven. Forget that annealing BS, it's completely unnecessary.
     
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    We are thinking about getting more in depth on tank building plus other projects. Bow front tanks and others, but depends on a lot of things to see if it's really worth it.
     
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    The best ovens I have seen are the vertical ones that allow you to hang the sheet and roll it in and out on a roller assembly. Kel Tech Plastics in Tacoma, WA has one you might give them a call and see who built it for them. Steve Keller is the owner. The vertical prevents marking off on the sheet during the heating cycle.
     
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