polystyrene vs acrylic?

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EyeofSauron

Master Member
hey guys :)

looking to make a visor, via heatforming.

now my local hardware store only has acrylic that is 6 mm thick and up. while they have polystyrol that is 2 mm and up.
also the polystrene is cheaper

so far i have only used acrylic for stuff like this, but only smaller pieces (dragonball scouter)

would polystyrene work the same way?

im intending to form it and then put a tinted window foil on it, the polystyrene would be clear
 

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G33k

Member
All of my experience with polystyrene has been tepid at best. it tends to be kinda weak, and prone to cracking/tearing. If the part is never under any stress, it might be ok. Acrylic's heavier, and a bit more fussy, but overall more durable. It will still crack, but not as easily. Hope that helps
 

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