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tanjulio 01-27-2013 06:14 PM

ABS plastic sheet for undertray; where do i buy?
 
I am located in Modesto California.
I went to Lowes & HomeDepot. They have roofing plastic but it's wavy and wont work for undertray. Can anyone here recommend a supplier for ABS material or something comparable to make an undertray?
Thanks Sam

Insight for life 01-27-2013 06:33 PM

I am from fresno i also went to Home depot and lowes. Lowes did not have it but home depot did by there doors. I didnt buy it because it was only 36"x72.

mcrews 01-27-2013 09:00 PM

you whant corplast.
See my third thread in my signature.
ABS is not rigid enough over the distance and you'll have tooo many mounting points or too much vibration.

The mfg use abs because they can press in shapes to reduce the vibrating

Insight for life 01-27-2013 10:10 PM

Ooop I was talking about coroplast. Home depot has corplast.

mcrews 01-27-2013 10:27 PM

coroplast is available at sign shops.
Call your local sign shop, ask who they but 4 x 8 sheets from. Who is their supplier.
I went to a supplier in Sacramento near ARCO arena. THe would roll it slightly so I could get it in the back seat

tanjulio 01-29-2013 02:29 AM

Ok, i'll check out coroplast. I wasn't sure which material to use for undertray.
I'll look at homedepot and also ask sign vendor. Thanks.
Sam

mcrews 01-29-2013 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by tanjulio (Post 353600)
Ok, i'll check out coroplast. I wasn't sure which material to use for undertray.
I'll look at homedepot and also ask sign vendor. Thanks.
Sam

Wouldnt you want to read the many threads on underbelly trays to understand the materials needed?

just askin.....

ECONORAM 02-02-2013 12:24 AM

Google corrugated plastic. There's got to be plenty of vendors out there... maybe Regal Plastics or Rid Out plastics.

tanjulio 02-05-2013 04:26 AM

I read here and other sites and just recalled ABS plastic from memory. I found some coroplast @home depot and one sign vendor in my area said to get back and talk to manager; i spoke to a low level employee.
I 'll read more builds. Thank you all for replies. :thumbup:

JoeG 05-01-2013 12:38 AM

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I used 1/8" ABS for the belly pan on my Geo Metro Hatchback EV. It took 2 sheets and I got it from Industrial Plastic Supply for $45 per sheet. They cut the sheets 4' x 8' into 3pcs 48"x32" and shipped it UPS to me. They have a website, but calling and ordering got a lower price.
Address: 2240 S Dupont Dr, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone(866) 832-9315
Good people to deal with and they shipped right away.

Xist 05-01-2013 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcrews (Post 353301)
you whant corplast.
See my third thread in my signature.
ABS is not rigid enough over the distance and you'll have tooo many mounting points or too much vibration.

The mfg use abs because they can press in shapes to reduce the vibrating

Coroplast is more rigid than ABS? I mentioned the other day that if I ever did purchase a Prelude I would want an ABS belly pan because I regularly bottomed-out. I did see that you mentioned a discussion on materials, but I do not remember reading it.

Well, if it is good enough for a Q45! :D

WesternStarSCR 05-01-2013 10:35 AM

Here are a couple of resources for ABS sheets
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tanjulio (Post 353257)
I am located in Modesto California.
I went to Lowes & HomeDepot. They have roofing plastic but it's wavy and wont work for undertray. Can anyone here recommend a supplier for ABS material or something comparable to make an undertray?
Thanks Sam

I am not sure if 1/16" thickness is too thin, or if you want to do what JoeG did and go with 1/8" thickness. I looked online for ABS sheets last year. Never saw in person.

Grainger will sometimes let you make a purchase without having a business account.

Link: Grainger Industrial Supply - ABS Sheets

Link: Fastenal | ABS Sheets

mikeyjd 05-14-2013 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeG (Post 369036)
It took 2 sheets and I got it from Industrial Plastic Supply for $45 per sheet.

Ouch!!:eek:

Edit: I got my coroplast from Piedmont Plastics for $11.50 a sheet..

Grant-53 05-24-2013 01:32 PM

Both ABS and Coroplast come in different thicknesses so you match the panels to your particular needs. ABS is more durable than Coroplast in terms of heat or abrasion. The Coroplast is corrugated for stiffness. A coat of rubberized undercoat can dampen higher frequency vibration. Aluminum angle stock can be used to support panels and make hard mounts to reduce tearing.

hopelitten 07-30-2014 07:33 PM

you may be able to find it online at abs plastic sheet they are great. i use them for all of my industrial plastic needs


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