Laminated Tear Drop Shifter by Joker
Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:32 AM
This one is for a kustom laminated tear drop shifter.
Smaller ones can be used as turn signal knobs or radio
Thinnest white styrene and colored styrene of your choice
straight pins. Tenax R-7..sanding sticks...clear acrylic paint.
Hemostat to hold the pin while sanding.
Brush on the tenax and make a samich..upper left of pic.
Using a sanding stick ..rough up all sides..then drill a small
hole for the pin handle..super glue in place. The shape is cut with wire cutters
first and the final shaping is done with sanding sticks using rough to fine.
Be sure to use water on the sanding sticks for smoother shapes.
First is the square shape ..then the tear shape using rough sanding stick
then the final shape with a finer sanding stick..last step is to dip it in clear.
This is the final product..the shapes are beer tap handle..tear drop..and arrow
James aka Joker
Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:05 PM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:19 PM
Whoa. Those are really cool. I might even have to try it. Where do you get the colored styrene?
Hobby Lobby..it's $1.35 for two rectangular orange tubes.
About a 1/4" wide by 1/8 by 1 foot. (.118'x.236' / 3.0x6.0 mm)
Brand name Raboesch super styrene model # 541-55.
Edited by Joker, 10 July 2012 - 03:22 PM.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:32 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:55 AM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:34 AM
I googled that stuff and it appears to be available in the UK, not the US. I'll check with Hobby Lobby when I go there.
The store I go to has a big RC area too..they use styrene for all kinds of projects and repairs.
The rectangular styrene is in little cubby hole type shelf.