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"Black framing" a Toshiba 36ZP48?

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  1. ddlooping

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    Hi all. :)

    Does anyone know where I can get some black plexiglass (or equivalent material) to make a black frame for a Toshiba 36ZP48?
    It would have to be cut to size, and would be attached to the set using blu-tack. :D

    [​IMG]

    TIA. ;)

    P.S: I forgot to mentionned I'm located in Chelmsford/Essex.
     
  2. ddlooping

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    Nobody? :(
     
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    Just normlay clear plexi and spray the back black?
     
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    Id paint it black with some high gloss rattle cans, or if you wanted a slightly opaque look then get hold of some light tinting spray (halfords, car modding websites etc) and use that.

    orrrrr (just thought)

    Use some car window tinting film and stick it on the plexiglass, you wouldnt need much and would have a choice of tint. Plus it would produce a nice flat finish, no drips, pitting etc.

    HTH
     
  5. ddlooping

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    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. :smashin:
    Sorry I did not reply sooner, Mat, I did not receive an email notification.

    My initial idea was to paint the frame black using car spray, but I wanted the "customisation" to be easily reversible, just in case. ;)

    Spraying clear plexi or using tinting film could be a solution, but I still believe using black plexi would ultimately look better.
    It just seems hard to find (and having it cut to measure). :rolleyes:
     
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    Have you tried protech plastics? tel. 01325 310520

    or

    Advent Plastics Ltd, tel. 01933 224716

    Could be worth phoning and asking them, might even be able to cut it for you given the specs.
     
  7. ddlooping

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    Thanks for the info, PW, I'll give them both a try. :)
     
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    I would have thought perspex would be too shiny and coul cause annoying reflections. Surely a mat finish would be better?
     
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