Asked in Plastics and Polymers
Plastics and Polymers
Is plastic a non-porous surface?
Asked in Clouds
Why do water droplets always form one huge drop on a penny?
Asked in Waste and Recycling
Do you think that glass is cleaner than plastic in water bottles?
Does the material of a teapot affect the quality of tea?
Asked in Cutting Boards
What is a polycarbonate cutting board?
Polycarbonate is a material similar to acrylic. It is a thinner and lighter alternative to plastic. Polycarbonate is also impact resistant and because it is a tougher material, it tends to be more scratch resistant as well. Polycarbonate cutting boards are good, because of the impact resistance. It's also good because it is nonporous, and cleans easier. Because of the nonporous surface, it does not harbor bacteria. Most polycarb cutting boards are treated with an antibacterial agent.
Asked in Science
Is plastic non porous?
Asked in Playgrounds
How can plastic be used to make playground surface?
Asked in Electrical Engineering
Does taping an electrical wire to a surface ground the current?
What to use to reseal laminate floors?
Laminate floors are made with a plastic or polymer based material. If you speak of the finish of the laminate itself, it cannot be resealed. The surface itself is nonporous, making it impossible to create a new bond that will give you an ascetically pleasing appearance. If you are speaking of resealing the perimeter of the flooring, you only need to buy a tool meant to pull caulk out and reapply new.
Asked in Painting and Staining
Can semigloss enamel paint be used on plastic?
mostly depends on the type of plastic and its surface if its flexible plastic, then the paint will split and crack when the plastic is flexed you can use a paint flexibilizer additive if you need to if the surface of the plastic is very smooth, the paint will not be able to stick to it. if its appropriate, lightly sand the surface to give it what painters call "tooth" it just roughs up the surface a little bit to the paint wont just slide off it when dry there any many types of plastics and some are very tricky to paint
How do you repair acetone marks on plastic?
Depending on the color and type of plastic surface, you can wet sand the plastic with 1500-2000 grit sand paper. Sand real lightly, and sand enough to see the stains disappearing from the sanding area. Be sure to keep sand paper level with surface, do not used finger tips, will leave grooves. Now depending on the surface rather semi- or glossy, wipe with a degreaser, that does not contain acetone. Spray plastic surface with a clear coat finish, either semi or glossy. Works great on plastic headlights on vehicles.