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Etching plexiglass?

im thinking of doing a relatively easy window mod for my case. my dad bought a new dremmel and while looking through the contents, i found an etching tool! so i think to myself that sounds like an easy mod, etching the amd logo into my window. I was wondering if any has had experience with window etching? and if so, how would you go about this?
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print log0...cut-out parts to be etched in...tape down, and dremel away. take yout time, as a generally even surface with small bumps reflects light best...think of frosted glass.
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I have seen my wife etch glass with some kind of acid. And I have seen stone etched by sandblasting.

Bother were the same, tape off everything you don't want etched and leave the stuff you do want etched bare. Is there a better way to do plexiglass other than repetedly going over it with a dremel???
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with sand and an airbrush....
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thanks for the help guys. ill post pictures when its done. which hopefully will be in the near future.
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my dad engraves glass with a dremel like tool and small diamond dust nibs, I don't know how effective they would be on a plastic surface, it wouldn't strike me as being hard enough and would probabally gunk up the nib.
Sand blasting would probably be the most effective way but you need a stencil, an airbrush and a compressor
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