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Worbla's TranspArt

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Brand: Worbla

PLEASE NOTE: Worbla is available for In-Store Pick-Up ONLY. We do not ship this item.

Worbla'a TranspaArt - the transparent thermoplastic sheet from Worbla!

Often erroneously called “Clear Worbla,” TranspArt is rather unique amongst the thermoplastics – and not just because it is clear. It does not adhere to itself in the same way that regular Worbla does so clear super glue is recommended for bonding layers. High-temp hot glue and contact cement also work with TranspArt.

TranspArt is NOT perfectly clear. Please note that sheets will have lines molding process through the length of the sheet and occasional divots. These can be heated and stretched out when shaping. When kneaded, the material becomes a little milky, so you can create semi-opaque effects as well such as LED-backed stones.

TranspArt vacuforms extremely well, giving high detail and transparency. Vacuforming prevents a lot of the milky effects created by hand-shaping. Unlike regular Worbla, this product should be heated to 120C (250F), so wearing work gloves with rubberized fingers is recommended. The material cools down after a few minutes but can be reactivated as often as you like, so you can work bit by bit. For hand-shaping it is recommended to use a wet sponge, old toothbrush, or modeling tools for sculpting

TranspArt is not suggested for eyewear that will see heavy use and is best for decorative pieces. Looking through plastic that is not optically clear can be unpleasant after long periods of time.

You can paint Worbla's Transpa Art with spray-paint or with a thermal foil used for car detailing. It can be dyed with iDye Poly and other polyester dyes.

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