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Old 07-14-2014, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Im GNU to this forum and I want to know if I could use plexiglass/acrylic panels I bought at lowes (which they cut precisely to my liking) for 3 bucks (made 3 scrapers). The edges are pretty sharp and I could resharpen them with a bastard file setup and a razor blade. I thought this would be a miracle alternative as opposed to an 8 dollar (price at all of my local shops) decent quality scraper. Any thoughts?
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Hey Im GNU to this forum and I want to know if I could use plexiglass/acrylic panels I bought at lowes (which they cut precisely to my liking) for 3 bucks (made 3 scrapers). The edges are pretty sharp and I could resharpen them with a bastard file setup and a razor blade. I thought this would be a miracle alternative as opposed to an 8 dollar (price at all of my local shops) decent quality scraper. Any thoughts?
Tried to use your panels? If it's stiff and hard it's good
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Tried to use your panels? If it's stiff and hard it's good
Yeah really stiff and hard, but I thought long and hard about how to sharpen it, it was truly a boner, but I figured a file and a razor blade would do the trick. Any other suggestions?
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I've heard that using those could concave/convex your base if to much oressure is applied in the middle/corners. Any thoughts?
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I've heard that using those could concave/convex your base if to much oressure is applied in the middle/corners. Any thoughts?
you only use enough pressure to get wax, not plastic.

a metal tool works really well but you have to have the sense to not destroy the bottom of your board because you certainly can.
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You can get stainless steel taping knives in sizes up to 20".
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round those edges off and you are good to go.
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Any free plastic rectangular ice scraper from any car part store does the job just fine...
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