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where to get ABS plastic?

Anyone know where i can get some? I need a few pieces to build a home for my air gauge on the front of my explorer console.
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how big of a piece & what thickness do you need?
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how big of a piece & what thickness do you need?
Not sure on the thickness but I'll need something to mold into the top most "cubby" of an explorer full length console
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mcmaster should have what your looking for McMaster-Carr
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I'm all set. I just grabbed another center console and cut a chunk off of it
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mcmaster carr has everything.
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I'm all set. I just grabbed another center console and cut a chunk off of it
That's what I do,save all kinds of old interior plastic parts.
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not sure if you know this, but if you take small little bits of abs, or even shavings from drilling abs, and put it in a jar with a little acetone, it will desolve and you and make liquid abs plastic, great for filling gaps and stuff. vary the ratio of acetone to abs for different viscosities of "sludge".

the acetone will evaporate, leaving you with solid abs.
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not sure if you know this, but if you take small little bits of abs, or even shavings from drilling abs, and put it in a jar with a little acetone, it will desolve and you and make liquid abs plastic, great for filling gaps and stuff. vary the ratio of acetone to abs for different viscosities of "sludge".

the acetone will evaporate, leaving you with solid abs.
That's a very cool idea!
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the liquida ABS sludge works awesome for moulding in stuff like say the trim bezel around an aftermarket dec into your factory radio trim. makes it seamless and look like it belongs there.
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not sure if you know this, but if you take small little bits of abs, or even shavings from drilling abs, and put it in a jar with a little acetone, it will desolve and you and make liquid abs plastic, great for filling gaps and stuff. vary the ratio of acetone to abs for different viscosities of "sludge".

the acetone will evaporate, leaving you with solid abs.
really good idea. Although I already did what i needed to do, I'll definitely remember this. thanks
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Is the gauge a standard round unit ?

Pics… ?
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I have an F150 column pod for it instead.
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