Drilling Starfire glass

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  1. Fishy Steve

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    I am in the process of buying a tank made out of 8mm starfire glass. I need to know if there is a special technique to drilling it as opposed to normal glass and if there is anyone near the Milnerton area in cape town who can do it for me. I'm willing to pay. Thanks Steve
     
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    nothing special about it steve, the same principles apply as with normal glass. drill alot of water and patience, i use a piece of polystyrene which i posh the bit into to help me bite into the glass once i have cut about 2mm i discard the polystyrene and continue applying water and varying the pressure on the bit untill i see water coming out the other side... takes about 5 min to drill through 8-10mm take longer if you want just keep adding water..
     
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    Naac In The Strand Will Be Able To Drill It For You
     
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    Thanks lez. Now i just have to find someone to do it for me. I'm not so DIY inclined.
     
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    Strand is pretty far from me. Dont wanna take the tank all that way then all the way back. Thanks though.
     
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    NAAC will come out to you to do it.
     
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    Sweet. I will give em a call tomorrow. Thanks jaak.
     
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    cool bro, its imtimidating at first but really easy to do actually. so long as you sorted.. gld there's someone in the vicinity that can help out..
     
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