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Repairing clear acrylic ?

Discussion in 'Dimensional Signs' started by laserfred, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. laserfred

    laserfred Member

    Hi guys,

    Is there a way to repair a chip in a clear acrylic piece so it "disappears" ? I was thinking a something like the UV setting resin that is used in windshield repairs..
     

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  2. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    You could try the resin, but I believe the "heat" generated will cause you more problems. As you might already know, the best solution is total replacement.
     
  3. artbot

    artbot Very Active Member

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    lay a piece of PETG (maybe polish up the surface of the petg with some car wax) across the flat portion. tape it into place. put the acrylic up on it's edge with the repair facing up and fill it with a non-yellowing epoxy. after cured, sand and buff it out. it won't be PERFECT. but you will have to know to look for it to find it.
     
  4. qmr55

    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    +1
     
  5. laserfred

    laserfred Member

    :-(

    I tried with epoxy but the surface wasn't smooth enough. We can clearly see the shape of the fixed area through the acrylic... If it had been opaque or painted, it would be perfect. At least I tried. Am re-cutting the piece right now.

    Thanks Artbot.
     
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