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Title: Plastic Molding
Post by: jayryan on April 23, 2007, 07:53:42 AM
I'm working on some fabrication for my A4 and wondering if anybody has any leads or know where I can get clear plastic molded for a specific curve angle at specific dimensions etc., etc.?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Plastic Molding
Post by: 03Indigo on April 23, 2007, 07:56:56 AM
at a shop that makes stuff out of plastic....sheesh!!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Plastic Molding
Post by: jayryan on April 23, 2007, 08:00:11 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo";p="57152"
at a shop that makes stuff out of plastic....sheesh!!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Har har hardy FREAKIN HAR! :?
Title: Re: Plastic Molding
Post by: Spicoli on April 23, 2007, 08:24:43 AM
I know companies that do plastic for packaging... but I don't think that would help you for your car. Plus it would be pretty expensive for the tooling.
Title: Re: Plastic Molding
Post by: jfrahm on April 23, 2007, 08:33:51 AM
If you can make a mold you can lay up some fiberglass or heat-gun some plastic over it.
Title: Re: Plastic Molding
Post by: jayryan on April 23, 2007, 08:48:32 AM
Quote from: "jfrahm";p="57155"
If you can make a mold you can lay up some fiberglass or heat-gun some plastic over it.


You can heat gun plastic? I need it to be clear plastic becuase I'll need to see through it. I'm worried that heating it and forming will leave marks. Making the mold won't be hard. Where would I find the raw, clear plastic?
Title: Re: Plastic Molding
Post by: gragravar on April 23, 2007, 11:35:18 AM
there is a place in Boulder that does plastic fabrication work.  It is on Pearl somewhere near 31st.  If I can think of the name of it, I will post it back here.
Title: Re: Plastic Molding
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 23, 2007, 04:21:54 PM
When Pat and I were doing the CF belly pans, we went over to a boat place to get the CF, but I think they only did boat related materials.  I don't think that would do for what you described.

There are places that can make things out of plastic for you.  My buddy owns a place that does that in GA.  If you plan to make a lot and sell them, that would be one thing, but a one off piece, that might not be cheap.

I can get in touch with him if you want me to.

Dub
Title: Re: Plastic Molding
Post by: jayryan on April 23, 2007, 05:58:50 PM
I'm going to see how this proto works first and see what happens. I think we can actually do it homemade style.
Title: Re: Plastic Molding
Post by: A4play on April 24, 2007, 05:41:44 AM
Call Plasticare, the guys there are more than willing to help you out and they have all the materials you would need to heat form plastic Plasticare (http://www.plasticareinc.com/) they are located at Santa Fe and Oxford