Cannot be more specific because I have no clue...
But our shower is built from sheets of plastic-ish stuff that is
obviously supposed to look like marble - about 1/2" thick.
Seems pretty hard at first look, but I took a pair of el-cheapo scissors
and was able to scratch the stuff.
What are the chances I will be able to drill holes in it to install a
grab handle - without buying a special drill ?
Techniques for getting the drill started without having it walk all over
On Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:58:56 AM UTC-4, dpb wrote:
...but don't rap the center punch with a hammer, just use it scratch the
surface enough to remove any glaze. That will help prevent the drill bit
I would also consider drilling very slowly and maybe even using a little
bit of lubricant. Depends on how hard the material actually is.
Do you know where the studs are?
Dip the end of a soda straw into epoxy, liberally. Stick that end onto the
surface where you'd like the hole. When epoxy has cured, cut straw off.
This leaves a ring of epoxy adhering to the surface. Center drill bit in
this ring. Proceed slowly.
Dremel tool with the little burr-like bit: http://tinyurl.com/j8zfrsa
Coincidentally the right hole size too.... Went through the faux
whatever-it-was like a hot knife through butter. I stopped when it hit
the wood, and then followed up with a regular wood drill.
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