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Can we silkscreen acrylic? Will it last? Answered

The slikscreen will be on the top of the robot, it is just the carapace. When I talk about acrylic I mean like lexan, plexiglass, etc. I just want to silkscreen for esthetic purpose. It will be on a robot that is indoor. No rubbing, no physical contact. Thanks

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bratan
bratan

7 years ago

I'm also interested in this. Have you every figured out how to do this?

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robomaniac
robomaniac

Answer 7 years ago

I use stickers instead of paint. It's a robot kit and the kids can put the sticker on like they want. It's more customizable and beautiful. This is the kit https://solarbotics.com/product/k_jb/

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Flashflint
Flashflint

11 years ago

Use a stencil with spray paint, it will work wonderfully.

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phearce
phearce

11 years ago

Not sure what you mean by "silk-screen" on acrylic, but if your goal is to mask off an area and apply paint to acrylic, you might take a look at Rust-o-leum's new line of "Universal" spray paints. It's marketing claims it is suitable for virtually every surface, including plastics. On the other hand, the suggestion to stop by an automotive supply shop is also very good.