Metallic plastics?

juno

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I'm looking for styrene-style plastics that look like chrome -- only besides chrome I'd need blue chrome (?). I was thinking of formica, but I can't find anything like it. I've seen pictures, but they're from the 70s, and I can't even THINK of what it would be. I remember sheet mylar as a kid, but I don't even know if that's what it's called.

Any ideas? *Hopeful*
 

SG Merc

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While not a synthetic material like styrene, I have seen some very nice aluminum which sounds like it would match your colour specifications. If a metal would do, then any craft store should stock thin gauge metal sheets (8x10" I think) that are easily formable.

I've looked at it myself, and have been impressed, but didn't have a use for it so I passed.

Again, it is a metal so wouldn't possess any properties of transparency etc.. Nice stuff though.
 

Trallis

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well i don't know where to get any of it, but i recently went to a dinner where the plastic forks and knives all looked like chrome, but when you look close it is semi transparent plastic
 

brin

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This might be something you can do...look for metallic placemats.
I saw some back before Christmas in different colors, and they looked very much like chrome.
I thought about getting some gold ones to work on a Wonder Woman costume.
-Brin
 

AnsonJames

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I work in a college and a couple of years ago we bought some sheets of metallic Styrene for vac- forming.
It's really, really mirror-like in gold and chrome.
We could only manage very shallow forms before the metallic coating seperated from the Styrene though...
 

juno

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Anson -- where did you get it -- I'm sure that that's what I need.

However, there are a lot of good suggestions here.
 

AnsonJames

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Originally posted by juno@Jan 10 2006, 03:46 PM
Anson -- where did you get it -- I'm sure that that's what I need.

However, there are a lot of good suggestions here.
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It came from a company called Central technology supplies here in Dublin however I've just looked in their 2004/2005 catalogue and it aint there no more...

I'd say it's still available though - if you can get it in Ireland it wouldn't be that hard to come by.

Anson




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