From time to time you will need only one layer of plastic on your project. You have to split the Coroplast® in half then remove the remaining pieces to leave the piece smooth. I call it skinning.
|Step one is to hold the Coroplast® on edge and cut through each of the ribs. Careful not to puncture the sheet.|
|When you are done you will have two pieces of plastic, smooth on one side, and irregular rib ridges on the other.|
|To remove the ribs hold the knife at a 60 degree angle and slowly / gently scrape off the rib.|
|When you are done you will have an almost smooth former rib side, plus a boat load of little plastic pieces that go all over the house, and get into absolutely everything|
When you are done, and finished cleaning up the mess, you will have a pliable thin sheet of plastic. These sheets are prefect for the body of an airplane, hull of a ship or roof a birdfeeder. Two things to remember when you use one sheet of skinned Coroplast®:
1. Heat from the glue will distort the plastic. If you need a smooth surface make sure you only glue on the edges of the sheet.
2. Use a piece of scrap to push the sheet when gluing. The heat from the glue will burn your fingers if you aren't careful.
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