Customs: styrene

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  1. Red Alert

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    who makes the best product


    I will be starting on extending octanes wings and need a good styrene.

    any thoughts
     
  2. autobotx23

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    I like Evergreen.
     
  3. big hank

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    I use a styrene product called Plastruct, it is affordable, strong and available at a couple of places near me. They make a full line of shapes, square and round stock, sheets, hollow or solid. I do a fair bit of fiddly joint fabrication and find it holds up very well. I do, however believe most styrenes would be comparable to each other, brand wise, so if you can find some locally, give that a go. Happy bashin'!!
     
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    I think they're pretty much of a muchness, but I'd say you can't go far wrong with Evergreen and Plastruct - and to be honest I don't think I'm even aware of any other brands...

    From what I've seen of the ranges, each does shapes that the other doesn't, but if all you're after is plain sheets, than as Hank said, just go with whatever your local craft store stocks.
     
  5. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ebay:
    If you don't mind online I buy from estreetplastics.com as my hobby stores never have anything in stock. Here is the page for styrene but they have tons of neat types of plastics.
     
  6. Red Alert

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    Thanks for the link,

    they have just what i needed for cheap:D 

    And thanks for the info everyone
     
  7. Boggs6ft7

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    If you are going to do large projects or think you are going to use a lot of styrene in the future, you can get a 4x8 sheet from a local plastics dealer for usually less than 20 bucks, thicker is of course more expensive.

    The downside is that you don't get the specialty parts, which I still pick up at the hobby shop.
     

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