How to ... Skin Coroplast® Into a Single Layer

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.

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Step one is to hold the Coroplast® on edge and cut through each of the ribs. Careful not to puncture the sheet.

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When you are done you will have two pieces of plastic, smooth on one side, and irregular rib ridges on the other.

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To remove the ribs hold the knife at a 60 degree angle and slowly / gently scrape off the rib.

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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.

How to  Skin Coroplast to One Make Sheet of Plastic - Coroplast DIY - CoroplastCreations.com - photos by: HalifaxSportsPhotos.ca How to  Skin Coroplast to One Make Sheet of Plastic - Coroplast DIY - CoroplastCreations.com - photos by: HalifaxSportsPhotos.ca
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