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Like someone else else said, in the future I think you should try acrylic solvent if you want to have a clearer/cleaner bond between acrylic pieces.
I actually used acrylic cement to join everything together, i contains solvent and extra acrylic in it.

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Looks badass! I should make one considering I don't really like my res top.
Most reservoirs are very expensive, especially he dual bay ones. The hardest part of this build is sourcing cheap barbs.
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I actually used acrylic cement to join everything together, i contains solvent and extra acrylic in it.
They make a different cement that you actually use a syringe to apply it. When done correctly it makes for an almost invisible weld.
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They make a different cement that you actually use a syringe to apply it. When done correctly it makes for an almost invisible weld.
Yeah, the stuff i used was free so that was easiest.
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Put the second black coat on a few hours ago. Hopefully it will be dry enough to peel the protecting plastic of the window off today.

I found some barbs which i could use, they arent ideal (they are actually designed for pressurized air) but if i cant source anything else they will have to do.
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Yeah, the stuff i used was free so that was easiest.
Hah, free is always nice..
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They make a different cement that you actually use a syringe to apply it. When done correctly it makes for an almost invisible weld.
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I actually used acrylic cement to join everything together, i contains solvent and extra acrylic in it.
Yes, this is the solvent I was talking about.
If you are fabricating acrylic and don't have big gaps between the surfaces that you are bonding, I think the solvent-only type is much better and cleaner..
If you are planning to paint over the acrylic, I guess the cleanliness isn't as big of an issue.

Here's some pictures of my case fabrication using clear acrylic sheets and solvent glue: (this is after gluing, btw)
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Nice clean joins.

I just had my jigsaw to cut out the panels and in hindsight i think i should have used a bar of metal clamped down to make sure i cut straight. Its all together now anyways.

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I just took the stencil off and the concept is great but i cut the stencil slightly wonky so I will have to have another shot at it.

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will throw a few pics up in a minute
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OK only one picture turned out good.

Its painted onto clear contact which makes it look very rough. I will redo it straight onto the acrylic next time and i will also use a better stencil.
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I HAVE BARBS!!!!!!!

They cost me a bit but they wont ever leak.
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YAY

I just went out and bought a 1/4" BSP tap and some elbow joints. In a few minutes i will have the reservoir ready.
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