Acrylic or PMMA is also well- known for its transparency, lack of color, and excellent light transmitting properties. Acrylic can be polished to a far superior, glass-like finish in both its cast and an extruded form, than other materials including; poly carbonate, Ultem, and polysulfide.
This makes it best for light guides, lenses, and other alike engineering components. In this blog, we will guide you how to smooth and polish acrylic edges
Steps to Smooth & Polish Acrylic Edges
The acrylic plastic can be incredibly beautiful when the edges are properly shaped and polished. The edge treatment can be done even in the home as well these days as PMMA tube manufacturers do it. It could be done with simple flame polishing, polishing with a buffing wheel, and scraped edges to make the material easier on the hands.
However, if you need the best recommendation for polishing acrylic glass then festal granite grinding material would be the best option. Use p400, p100, and p 1000 grit. You can also use polishing felt and MPA 8000 polishing compound.
- First work on the edge of the glass with 400 grit, then use 800 grit. Now use 1000 grit. Place the polishing felt on the sander, and apply the polishing Give the edge of the acrylic glass, a finished polish. The edge of the acrylic glass is ready for lighting edgelet, light panels.
- Now, make sure your acrylic sheet has retained its outer appearance even after getting done with cutting, drilling. It’s very simple to prepare now, leave the protective film on for a longer time, as much it could be possible. The protective film, which we are talking about is stick to both surfaces of our acrylic sheets and it’ll be when they are delivered. This makes the first step a very easy one to follow.
- Always remember one thing, the way you cut your acrylic sheet, it makes a great impact on the total time consumed, and comfort with which you clean, smooth, and polish the acrylic edges. Cutting or sawing acrylic will leave your edges rough, and you might need to smooth them over. The best tip to remember in this case is, the more clearly you’ll make a cut, the less sanding will be required.
- If you want to make the cleanest cut possible we recommend that you use a saw with a fine. It consists of blades which are particularly designed for cutting acrylic. If you can get your hands on one of these edges, you will have nothing to stress over.
- Once, you get done with polishing acrylic edge, remember it cannot be glued now. If you try to glue a polished edge, it will completely damage the acrylic. On the other hand, if you will try to glue an already polished acrylic, then take a stab at scraping it with sandpaper as this may avoid it.
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