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Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« on: September 02, 2010, 08:06:21 PM »
Sourcing all the other parts is easy enough, but I just cant seem to find anywhere that sells polyC tubing to the public!!

Does anyone know any companies which sell Polycarbonate tubing in Aus? Preferably in Melbourne/Victoria?

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List of known Polycarbonate Tube retailers who sell to the public

[VIC]Stug Australia
1457 Centre Road (PO Box 5219)
Clayton, 3168
Victoria, Australia


Blade film retailers

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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing in Australia
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 01:39:29 AM »
not sure if these guys can help you? Found them when i was thinking of staying long term in Aus, they might be able to point you in the right direction if not

http://www.cuttosize.com.au/products/polycarbonate.html



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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing in Australia
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 06:22:38 PM »
FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE!
STUG Australia sells polyC tubing to the public! However there is a minimum buy of $25 as detailed below which equals to 1.15 metres or 45.29 inches

I asked them and they said:

Quote from: STUG Australia
"The price for Polycarbonate Tube 25.4 O.D x 19.0 I.D. is $21.73 per Metre. A standard length is 3 Metres
We do have a minimum order charge of $25.00 plus GST. The price per metre [above] did not include GST. Payment can be Cheque, Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or Bankcard), Cash or EFT. We do not need [your] ABN"

http://www.stug.com.au/

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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing in Australia
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 11:46:10 AM »
Where abouts is this? You'd still need the inner lining would you not?

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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing in Australia
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 02:25:18 PM »
STUG is located at
Quote from: STUG
1457 Centre Road (PO Box 5219)
Clayton, 3168
Victoria, Australia

As for the Blade film;
http://stores.ebay.com.au/Patchwork-Bags-and-Wedding-Pillows_Cellophane_W0QQ_fsubZ6285947QQ_sidZ171880611QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322 :)

If Anyone finds any more places which sell Polycarbonate Tubing or cellophane/giftwrap film anywhere in Australia , pleast post details here! and I will update the OP!
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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010, 01:19:00 AM »
Have you tried this out yet? I have a blade without any film, I may have to check this out to get the film, no idea how to put it in thou.

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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2010, 06:47:13 AM »
Do you guys not have Fabric stores/Hobby stores in Australia?  Here we have JoAnn's Fabrics, AC Moore, Michaels, those type of places sell blade film cleverly disguised as basket wrap or cellophane for other hobby type projects ;).



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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2010, 07:05:14 AM »
Have you tried this out yet? I have a blade without any film, I may have to check this out to get the film, no idea how to put it in thou.
Read this then,  young Padawan:
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=14080.0


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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2010, 10:06:59 AM »
Haha thankyou very much guys, i will check out some stores this weekend :)
Is this what they also put in the tips to make that fully lit effect?

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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2010, 11:59:49 AM »
No,  to do that you'll have to remove the tip,  then the mirror without damaging it,  and cut it down to about 3/4" diameter,  then re-apply it using some type of adhesive...I use 3M clear mounting tape for that.


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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2010, 12:06:16 PM »
 :) Thanks I'll give it a go

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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 01:18:22 AM »
I found the supplies needed at the news agent and bunnings today, will be attempting to make it happen tonight! Fairly excited  ;D

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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2010, 11:49:41 AM »
Done and done! I dont know about blades but we can definately find the film in australia haha..
Here is my first attempt at making an empty tube an even light spreading blade  :D


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Re: Polycarbonate Tubing and Blade Film in Australia
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2010, 01:05:49 PM »
Looks good, glad you were able to find the supplies.  It gets easier with practive :D.



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