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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:01 pm 
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Hi,
I'm looking for clear pistol display stands. Anyone know where to get these in Canada?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:21 pm 
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Daverino wrote:
Hi,
I'm looking for clear pistol display stands. Anyone know where to get these in Canada?

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easy enough to build go get a piece of plexyglass or polycarbonate at a hobby store and cut fold your own

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:40 pm 
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You have piqued my interset Poil 27, Not necessarily for this project, but how do you bend lexan sheet?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:50 pm 
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MAUSER wrote:
You have piqued my interset Poil 27, Not necessarily for this project, but how do you bend lexan sheet?


Me too. Also how to do it without discoloring it?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:56 pm 
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You can use a heat gun to bend it, but it takes some practice to do it without discolouring or getting bubbles in it. The thicker the lexan, the harder it is to bend because it requires more heat.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:58 pm 
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you can actually do it in an ove/toaster oven too

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:26 pm 
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No, no, no.....the trick is to just bend it really quickly :wink: :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:44 pm 
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Plexiglas! Use a jigsaw to cut out the shape (leave the paper backing on), the mark the bendline with a pencil and striaghtedge. Heat the line with a propane torch CAREFULLY-KEEP IT MOVING, and test until soft enough to bend (2-3 minutes). Only the line are will bend, so be sure you have the right angle for the finished product. Remove the paper and softly sand the edges.
Voila! Pistol stand.
Been there, built that...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:37 am 
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Plexi is a lot easierto use and cheaper than Lexan. Cut to shape, scrape the edges smooth with a unility knife. You can flame polish the plexi with a torch but be careful not to burn it. One trick to bending plastic is slow even heat. apply heat to both sides of the plastic sheet so you do not overheat one side. I use a propane torch or my plastic bending heater and heat only one side for a few moment before flipping the piece over to heat the other side. Flip until the plastic is flexable enough to bend but not melt

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Heating and bending plastic?

no. no, and No! lol

The correct way to build a pistol stand is to buy (Acrylic) from home depot then find a Acrylic shop and purchase some clear watery fluid called (Acrylic weld) if you don't want to pay them to do it.

Acrylic weld will bind the acrylic together like melted metal, hence the acrylic (weld)
Next you're going to need a acrylic knife.
The cuts must be perfectly straight or you'll end up with air bubbles in the joint and it won't look as pretty.

I'v built salt water aquariums from this and display shelves. So take it from me.

Don't buy plastic. You'll end up burning yourself and inhaling toxic fumes :mrgreen:


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