etching plexiglass

unrealiiunrealii Posts: 268
edited February 2006 in Custom Fabrication
Anyone know how to etch plexiglass? I would like to put Eclipse, Polk DB, & Image Dynamics logos on the plexiglass for the false floor I will build next week. Only tool I have is a $5 engraver which I bought at harbor freight:D
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Nissan Maxima - Eclipse CD5030, Eclipse HDR109 HD Receiver, Eclipse PA5422, Eclipse PA5532, Polk SR 6500 (Front), Polk DB6510 (Rear), Image Dymanics IDQ10, active x-over setup
Toyota MR2 - Eclipse CD5030, Eclipse HDR109 HD Receiver, Blaupunkt THA 555, Polk SR6500
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  • SkynutSkynut Posts: 3,271
    edited June 2005
    Mask off the area and go for it with the engraving tool.
    If you can you could use a cheap sand blaster after you mask it off.
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  • michael_wmichael_w Posts: 2,914
    edited June 2005
    If you want it done professionally you can take it to a shop and have it done with a special laser machine. My friend's dad owns a shop that does cnc cutting, laser etching and cutting, and flo-jet stuff.

    http://www.flexyshop.ca/shop/category.asp?catid=44
  • unrealiiunrealii Posts: 268
    edited June 2005
    thanks for the info. I just found this thread in google. Doesn't look too hard if I can find the equipment.

    http://guides.pimprig.com/modding/lokies_window_etching_technique.php
    LSIm system on order =D

    Currently listening to innovation...

    Prior car systems:
    Nissan Maxima - Eclipse CD5030, Eclipse HDR109 HD Receiver, Eclipse PA5422, Eclipse PA5532, Polk SR 6500 (Front), Polk DB6510 (Rear), Image Dymanics IDQ10, active x-over setup
    Toyota MR2 - Eclipse CD5030, Eclipse HDR109 HD Receiver, Blaupunkt THA 555, Polk SR6500
  • PeterpanippleskPeterpanipplesk Posts: 2
    edited February 2006
    Mask off the area with double thickness tape and rent a sand blaster. Use lower pressure on the blaster. Lay down a large sheet of plastic on the floor so you can recycle and use the sand over again. That will save you money by not having to buy more sandblasting sand beads. Harbor Freight, actually, sells small DIY inexpensive sand blasters.
  • neomagus00neomagus00 Posts: 3,909
    edited February 2006
    though this is a rather old thread, that still sounds like pretty good advice...
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