Suggestions on where to buy plexiglass, Please!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by AlderaanGirl, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. AlderaanGirl

    AlderaanGirl Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    555
    I sadly messed up on the plexiglass I was going to install on my helmet. The sad thing is, I did not buy it originally the person who sent me the helmet did. I have no clue as to where to find this thin tinted plexiglass. :( I thought about Lowes and Home Depot, but I do not know for sure if they carry the tinted kind.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance. ~ Lori
     
  2. Darth Detroit

    Darth Detroit Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,231
    Check your yelow pages under glass. Usually your locla sellers who sell it by the pane, will sell tinted plexiglass.

    -or-

    You can make it yourself, buy automotive tinting, cut to size, and put it on the plexiglass....
     
  3. AlderaanGirl

    AlderaanGirl Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    555
    Thanks. I will look into it. :) I should have known to ask you ;)

    Btw...you know what I messed up.. You have no idea how upset I am. :cry
     
  4. Darth Detroit

    Darth Detroit Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,231

    Oh I can imagine. It took me 13 tries to get my first hardware MPP replica right.
     
  5. AlderaanGirl

    AlderaanGirl Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    555
    :( I hear ya. We love the props no matter how frustrating they get. Oh well.... again thanks for all the help
     
  6. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,772
    What kind of helmet is it for?

    If it's a Fett helmet my friend has a cheap source that only costs about $5.00.


     
  7. AlderaanGirl

    AlderaanGirl Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    555
    It is a "bounty hunter". But, its Boushh. Your source may just work.
    Thanks I appreciate any kind of help. :)
     
  8. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,772
    I'll contact my friend tonite and let you know.

    Glad to help :D

     
  9. AlderaanGirl

    AlderaanGirl Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    555
    Thanks that is very sweet of you. I really appreciate it.
     
  10. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    2,305
    for a fett (and a little elbow grease), you can probably cut out the face shield of a face guard. its a flip down shield that fits on a hard hat. they sell the liners (or shields) and most places that handle construction supplies, and the tint can be put on via automotive tint.

    i think they run in the 2-3$ range for the shield, moreso if you want the whole "flip down" helmet package in case you are going to do some side grinding or something.

    good luck with the project.
    chris
     
  11. fettster

    fettster Sr Member

    Trophy Points:
    1,486
    I have made a few tinted visors for my fett helmets.

    What i do is buy a sheet of perspex anbout A4 size.

    Then cut out a sheet of window tinting film about the same size, wet the plastic and appy the film, rub it down and then leave it for a couple of days so the glue sets properly, then you can cut it as one piece.

    I can do this for you if you like as i have a sheet at home, pm me.
     
  12. AlderaanGirl

    AlderaanGirl Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    555
    Thanks to everyone for their help. hydin, propsculptor, darth detroit and fettster

    propsculptor: I really appreciate the info you pmed me. That would have worked out perfectly. As it turned out I was able to hunt down some tinted plexiglass. I had to buy a 2 ft x 3 ft sheet. Which was ok, the guy only charged me $8 for it :D

    fettster I do appreciate your generous offer. Thanks for offering your help.


    After finding the plexiglass, then it was home to apply it. I never realised what a pain it was going to be. It took me all day (well I did stop :p) cutting, sizing, fitting, then resizing, applying etc. Then again...this is all new to me. :unsure

    Here's a quick couple of pics of it done. PLEASE excuse the so-so quality. I just could not shoot the picture good with the lighting and all. Also, please be gentle. I am new at this, so the weathering and all is all too new to me. I've NEVER done it before :( That's why its taking me some time to do this. Its still NOT done. I have some minor painting to do before adding the leather to it. :confused

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Again.. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP. I truly appreciate all your advice on the plexiglass :)
     
  13. bpwmd

    bpwmd Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    566
    Re: Suggestions on where to buy plexiglass, Please!

    where do you get the plexi for the fett


     
  14. Dracosfire83

    Dracosfire83 Well-Known Member

    Trophy Points:
    915
  15. Psicorp7

    Psicorp7 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Re: Suggestions on where to buy plexiglass, Please!

    Wow, a thread from 2006? That's a reach. :facepalm
     

Share This Page