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Old 06-15-2013, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Various Plastics - Research Thread

Lots of information and familiarity in the forum on Coroplast (brand name for corrugated polypropylene often called "sign board") and ABS plastic. However I've stumbled across something which may expand our bag of tricks a little.

Proteus+Quadrant+polypropylene

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polypropylene



That is an awful lot of support behind that plastic sheet material. Maybe more work than it's worth?

Another product line from Quadrant which caught my attention is below.

Lightweight construction components (LWRT)
SymaLITE, 3D molding, low pressure pressing, construction, undershields, corrosion resistant, wear resistant, covers, noise absorption, protection, thermoforming, one-step molding, high resistance, part integration, handling - Quadrant
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SymaLITE, a high-strength composite, has become established as an all-round material for extra-high weight savings combined with outstanding mechanical and physical characteristics. This product group of glass-reinforced thermoplastic mixed-fiber fleeces can be processed inexpensively into three-dimensional moldings by low-pressure pressing. ..............

The SymaLITE applications also extend to undershields. SymaLITE permits the production of an almost continuous corrosion- and wear-resistant undershield which, thanks to the material’s properties, is extremely light, inherently rigid and also acoustically effective.
I wonder if used in a flat sheet if it could be used as a belly pan on an existing automobile, or if it needs all of those flutes and 3d moldings?




Maybe with all the heat under a car, metals might still be best. Not sure, as I've never done a belly pan.

The HDPE plastic (High-density polyethylene) chin spoiler I put on my truck, only lasted 3-years (now held together with foil tape). Mostly because people kept backing up into it, but also major UV fatigue and brittleness is evident.

http://www.mastermark.com/product_de...ct_group_id=56

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The Deep Edge landscape edging provides 6” of high quality, durable recycled HDPE plastic for extra stability.
Ideas and experiences with other plastics are welcomed. I'm just trying to share some information, and maybe learn more about it.

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Old 06-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Found some new information, something called Kydex.

Belly pans - Pelican Parts Technical BBS
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I didn't want to hijack the brake duct thread where Thom's black plastic belly pan was shown. Jack O. asked if it was ABS. I don't know, could have been.

What I wanted to share here, is info on a plastic sheet called Kydex. Kydex is a propriatary product, but there may be some generics. The material is lighter than ABS, yet stiffer. It is used for truck bed liners, amoung other things. I made a splitter out of it a about 12 years ago and it held up extemely well. I got it at a wholesale plastics supply and I bought a remnant for a few dollars. It can be thermoformed with a heat gun.

You know I'll have some under my car sometime next year when I get done with all the nonsense I'm doing now. I'm not even going to install the stock gravel pan under the steering box. But, unlike Thom, I think I'll stop at the front of the floor pan. We'll see about any work aft of the floor pan. That could be fun.

Here's the one from the brake duct thread.

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I saw that material when I found my ABS sheets. Mine were $32.08 shipped. I hardly know anything about ABS, but absolutely nothing about Kydex. It does sound interesting, though.

This is what I ordered: Amazon.com: 24"x48"x1/16" ABS PLASTIC SHEET CUSTOM STEREO TEXTURED FRONT SMOOTH BACK: Office Products
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I think the ridgidity of ACM would be awesome on belly pans and it can be rolled bent etc quite easy.

ACM SIGN PANEL FEATURES
• Light Weight
• Rigid and Durable
• Accepts Vinyl Graphics
• Excellent Outdoor Weatherability
• Stock Sizes - 48” x 96”; 48”x 120”
• 60” x 96” & 60” x 120”
• Custom Colors & Finishes • High Strength
• Easily Fabricated
• Weather Resistant
• Accepts Screen and Digital Printing
• Available in 3MM & 6MM Thickness

ACM Panels

its cheap too did I mention that part. I will probbably build my chin spoiler and kam back from this.
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its cheap too did I mention that part.
How much does it cost for a sheet?
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ATLANTA INTERNET SPECIAL ONLY
SIGN BOARD COMPOSITE PANELS
3MM .007 ECO 48" x 96" WHITE -- $37.00
3MM .008 LITE 48" x 96" WHITE - $41.00
24 GAUGE POLYESTER PAINTED WHITE/WHITE STEEL SHEETS 48" X 120" -- $40.00
MUST MENTION INTERNET SPECIAL TO RECEIVE SAVINGS!
PRICES VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2013!
CALL WRISCO ATLANTA 800-753-1066

This stuff is excellent if ya want to see it in use Most gas stations use it for outside walls example would be Texaco The silver sparkle exterior and red portions are ACM I had that job for 6 mos installing. its pure aluminum sheets with plastic resin core then painted. a bb gun puts dime size indent with pock in center but doesnt get through.
I also plan to wainscot my Living room with it because I live in a flood zone in MS. this stuff is awesome.
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ATLANTA INTERNET SPECIAL ONLY
SIGN BOARD COMPOSITE PANELS
3MM .007 ECO 48" x 96" WHITE -- $37.00
3MM .008 LITE 48" x 96" WHITE - $41.00
24 GAUGE POLYESTER PAINTED WHITE/WHITE STEEL SHEETS 48" X 120" -- $40.00
MUST MENTION INTERNET SPECIAL TO RECEIVE SAVINGS!
PRICES VALID THROUGH JUNE 30, 2013!
CALL WRISCO ATLANTA 800-753-1066
http://www.wrisco.com/specials/17-ho...-specials.html

Do you have any idea how much shipping is?
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From the "ACM board much better than coroplast" thread

Grimco MaxMetal 3mm
Grimco - Substrates: Max-Metal, MAX-metal

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Alumacorr vs. Poly-metal

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I always thought it was "chloroplast".
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Im not a salesman.

There is an 800 number attached they will hook u up with a localized vender.
I maintain a heavy Industrial factory for a living myself.

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